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Excellent school where the professors care about their students . Great small town and close to other colleges.
The online experience is good given the limitations. Of course it does lack something when you are not able to meet the professor and other stiduents.
This place is a prison. They do not care about your mental health and only care about the almuni donating money
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This place is terrible online classes are uninteresting and makes it tough to learn. They jusy assign work
The beginning portion of my experience at Amherst college (orientation) started less engaging and felt prolonged. As I proceeded to the actual tour portion, I began to enjoy it greatly. The campus was small, but very diverse, welcoming, and homey. I’m looking forward to another visit. During the tour there was little emphasis on sports life, but much on subjects such as research internship opportunities.
Great atmosphere to learn in - professors genuinely care about their students. The students are very friendly and the environment is generally collaborative. Lots of connections to be made with diverse people from all sorts of backgrounds.
Professors care about their students and put in a lot of effort into making the online learning experience bearable.
Elitist school for elitist kids. Not at all an intellectually stimulating place because it’s full of the worst kind of privileged students. The admin cares too much about rankings and not about students.
Racist, elitist college full of white boys in polo shirts. A great liberal arts school but full of snobs. The small group of low income and poc students struggle on campus. Several other LACS do a better job at diversity than Amherst does, and even recently there was a racism incident on campus. If you like Amherst, check out equally good but more diverse/less elitist schools. Campus is pretty but is designed quite poorly. Buildings are lack luster. Male athletics is the vibe on campus. The town is dreary and dingy and too far from any big city.
Amherst college has a great academic environment with small classes and professors that are fully engaged and love their students. It is in a small town, but with the surrounding area and five college consortium, you can find tons of things to do.
The faculty and students at Amherst College are very welcoming. The professors are extremely well-versed in their subjects and open to office hours with students.
Great four years. Academically challenging, beautiful campus, can continue to increase diversity, competitive athletics, and variety of opportunities on campus and in town to fulfill social interests
A liberal arts college, as in ultra liberal arts... over the top, off the cliff liberal. Good professors with some exceptions, better than most but there are always a couple of "unique" profs. Do your due diligence. Overall housing is good and getting better. They are addressing the previous lack of sciences to some degree. Food is passable. Town is ok. Diversity is near nil. If you are ultra liberal left and/or a minority, your in. If not, you are a racist homophobic scumbag (by definition). That is their version of "diversity". Athletics are competitive and well supported. Tuition is absurdly high. It's "good" but for what you pay it comes up very short and you better fit into their structure of what is politically correct.
Terrible, small snobby, school. Faculty is not as supportive and nurturing as they want you to believe. If you're a minority or nontraditional student don't expect support. They're just checking boxes by accepting you. Once you get there you're on your own to sink or swim. They work hard to make it seem like a paradise though. They try to minimize bad press so they can get good applications. Too small for it's own good. It's like living in a fish bowl. Very cliquish. If you weren't one of the popular ones in high school navigating this social minefield will be the biggest challenge of your life. Everyone thinks they're gods gift to humanity. Academics are okay but nothing special. Education ultimately is what you make of it. You might think you're awesome for going here but in real life no one knows wtf Amherst is and no one cares. Visit, ask questions, do your research and try not to be taken in by the rankings alone. I had a good life before I ever knew the name Amherst.
Our tour guide was well trained. He waited for someone to leave the dorms to have them tell the group what the best thing was about Amherst. The Dean was very intelligent and knowledgeable and gave a great information session presentation to the group. It is a small liberal arts college which is academically based and hard to get into. A mini Harvard that was scaled down. A shuttle transports you to the other 5 colleges connected with Amherst (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Smith College, Mount-Holyoke College and Hampshire College). If accepted into any one of these colleges, you can attend classes, sports, activities at any of these colleges if they offer something that you are interested in. A nice feature to have offered because all of a sudden there is a larger area of interest, sports and activities to choose from. Making it almost impossible not to have something that you are looking for or interested in which can happen at small schools with limited choices.
The small environment allows you to meet a lot of people on campus and build close relationships with your professors.
Amherst was a beautiful campus and an amazing experience! I met so many people who I consider my best friends to this day! Would recommend!
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Amherst truly is an amazing school in a beautiful location. The professors are top notch and the student body is extremely friendly and open.
I visited them in July. I liked their campus, especially the outside community. This is my top choice college and I really would love to go here!
Everyone is so nice. The campus is beautiful. The food has its good days. The classes are rewarding and professors are caring. Many extracurriculars to choose from. Great environment.
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