Amherst has admitted 172 out of 482 Early Decision applicants to the class of 2019, the Office of Admission reported last week. The college received a total of 8,549 applications for the class of 2019, an increase from last year’s 8,460.

This year’s Early Decision pool was the second largest in the college’s history, with the record being 490 applications received in 2012. The college received six more Early Decision applications this year than last year.

Of the 492 candidates, 187 were deferred to the Regular Decision round, and 123 were rejected.


The Amherst men’s indoor track team took three of the top five spots in the 600-meters on its way to a fourth place finish at the Springfield Invitational Saturday. Senior Matt Melton won the event in 1:22.40, while Brent Harrison ’16 (1:23.60) and Nick Codola ’15 (1:24.93) finished second and fifth respectively.