Amherst College

Amherst Today

We prepare students to use ideas to make a difference in the world. Since our 1821 founding, Amherst has demonstrated steadfast confidence in the value of the liberal arts and the importance of critical thinking. Today, our financial aid program is among the most substantial in the nation, and our student body is among the most diverse. Small classes, an open curriculum and a singular focus on undergraduate education ensure that leading scholars engage daily with talented, curious students, equipping them for leadership in an increasingly global and complex world.

Scholarship
 
Amherst College Amherst, MA 01002, USA
Financial Aid Award Once you are accepted for admission and your financial need is determined, a financial aid award that is equal to 100% of your need will be offered. Emails regarding financial aid awards will be sent soon after admission emails are sent to first-year and transfer applicants. The award is sometimes called an "aid package" because it may include both self-help (employment) and gift aid (scholarships and grants). Students with lower financial need will be offered self-help. Students with greater need will be offered a combination of self-help and gift aid. Amherst College has replace all initially packaged, need based student loans with grant assistance and also offers $2,400 in an employment opportunity. Students may decide to borrow a student loan to purchase a computer, to replace the summer savings expectation, or to replace work in the aid package. Need-based student loans are interest-free while you are in school and low-interest...
Jun 03, 2021
College/University
 
Amherst College Amherst, MA 01002, USA
First-Year Application Application Materials First-year applicants should submit the following materials for Early Decision or Regular Decision: Common Application ,  Coalition Application  OR  QuestBridge Application →   Learn more about our  application options . Amherst College Writing Supplement  →   Learn more about our  options for the writing supplement. $65 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver (requested through Common Application, Coalition Application or Amherst's  Quick Pass ). School Report Secondary School Transcript →   A high school diploma or its recognized equivalent is required before enrolling at Amherst College. Counselor Recommendation (College Counselor / Guidance Counselor) Two Teacher Recommendations (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language) Optional Standardized Test Results for the SAT or ACT (either self-reported or...
Jun 03, 2021