Amherst College is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make Amherst College one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Amherst College acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2021 was one of the most challenging years to be admitted to Amherst College ever to date. For the Class of 2021, 8,568 students applied to Amherst College. Overall applications increased by 2% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 8,397 to 8,568.