The Record-Breaking Class of 2014

Applications received: 8,088*

Applications accepted: 1,240, or 15.3%

Members of the class: 490*

Self-identified students of color: 42%*

First-generation college students: 18%

Non-U.S. citizens: 9%

Languages spoken: 23

Receiving Amherst financial aid: 59%*

Most common names: Alexandra and Daniel

*A record high

Source: Amherst Office of Admission

The Class of 2013 by the Numbers

  • Applications received: 7,679
  • Applications accepted: 16 percent
  • Members of the class: 467
  • Countries represented: 24
  • States represented: 39 plus Washington, D.C.