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 2023 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Amherst College ever. For the Class of 2023, 10,567 students applied to Amherst College of which 1,144 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 10.8%. Overall applications increased by 8.7% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 9,722 to 10,567.