#7. Amherst College

- Tuition: $58,640

- Average net price: $18,524

--- For students in $0-$48,000 income bracket: $5,301

--- For students in $48,001-$75,000 income bracket: $8,219

--- For students in $75,001-$110,000 income bracket: $24,193

--- For students in $110,000+ income bracket: $45,700

- Average book costs: $1,000

- Average room & board costs: $15,310

Amherst College is perennially ranked among the top five liberal arts college in America. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 7-to-1 and an average class size of 19, students get plenty of individual attention.

Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is set on 1,000 sprawling acres. Amherst prides itself on its financial aid packages, meeting 100% of student need for domestic and international students with an average yearly aid package of $52,255. For the class of 2023, 13% are first-generation college students and 24% are Pell grant eligible, meaning their total family income is less than $50,000.

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