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Amherst College
  • 4 Year
  • AMHERST, MA

Amherst College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Undergrads in College Housing
98%
Average Housing Cost
$8,300 / year
Poll
91%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 11 responses
Poll
78%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 32 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade C
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$7,010 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 16 responses
  • Schwems
    50%
  • Off-campus
    25%
  • Schwemm's Gourmet Coffee House or "Schwemm's"
    13%
  • Grab n go
    6%
  • Valentine
    6%
37%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 27 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A minus
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 14 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    36%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    43%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    21%

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Safety

Safety
grade B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
100%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 18 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 18 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    44%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    28%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    17%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    11%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 18 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    11%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    67%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    17%
  • Not very visible.
    6%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 38 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    5%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    50%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    39%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    5%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
  • Guest Speakers
    27%
  • Spring Concert
    27%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Crossett Christmas
    9%
  • Formals
    9%
  • Primal Scream
    9%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade B minus
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 42 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    5%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    31%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    31%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    26%
  • Parties? What parties?
    7%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 29 responses
  • Crossett Christmas
    52%
  • The social life here is terrible.
    21%
  • Jenkins
    14%
  • Black Students' Union parties
    7%
  • Graduation
    3%
  • We don't party
    3%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
0%
Women in Sororities
0%
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 28 responses

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