Applicants to Class of 2020

Number of applicants: 8,406
Of those applying, percentage admitted: 14%
Of those admitted, percentage matriculating: 41%
Total number enrolled in Class of 2020: 471

Students enrolled in the Class of 2020:

Male/female distribution: 50% / 50%
Early Decision applicants: 40%
Students of color: 47%
Students from low-income families: 22%
First-Generation: 14%
International: 8%
Secondary schools represented: 378

Academic profile of applicants admitted to the Class of 2020:

SAT* middle 50%:  Critical Reading 710-800; Math 700-800; Writing 700-790
ACT  middle 50%: 31-35

*SAT scores reported are "old" SAT tests, taken prior to March 2016.

Secondary school class rank of students in the Class of 2020 (for those with reported rank):

First Decile (Top 10%): 87%
First Quartile (Top 25%): 96%

For more details and statistics on the Class of 2020, please see Amherst's Report to Secondary Schools.