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 2022 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Amherst College ever. For the Class of 2022, 9,722 students applied to Amherst College of which 1,244 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 12.8%. Overall applications increased by 13.5% over last year (2021 to 2022) from 8,568 to 9,722.