Admission and Enrollment Statistics

Applicants to Class of 2018

Number of applicants: 8,478
Of those applying, percentage admitted: 14%
Of those admitted, percentage matriculating: 40%
Total number enrolled in Class of 2018: 469

Students enrolled in the Class of 2018:

Male/female distribution: 49% / 51%
Early Decision applicants: 36%
Students of color: 45%
Students from low-income families: 26%
International: 10%
Secondary schools represented: 396

Academic profile of applicants admitted to the Class of 2018:

SAT I middle 50%:  Critical Reading 700-800; Math 690-780; Writing 690-780
ACT  middle 50%: 31-34

Secondary school class rank of students enrolled in the Class of 2018 (of those with reported rank):

First Decile: 84%
First Quartile: 97%

For more details and statistics on the Class of 2018, please see Amherst's Report to Secondary Schools.


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