By far known as one of the best (if not THE best) liberal arts colleges in the nation. Admission to Amherst College should be taken as seriously as admission to any of the Ivy League Institutions.
Personally, I would prefer going to school in a large city rather than Amherst, MA, but this college and the town are still amazing places to go to school for four years.
Very challenging academics! Professors are highly knowledgeable.
The food is terrible and people study a little too much. It lacks in social life.
Amherst's professors are great. They really care about the students.
Make sure to join clubs and/or organizations when you first get there. Look around for local jobs on campus.
The college's professors are very helpful and qualified. The student body is friendly and communal.
Classes take up a lot of time, and the college is very competitive. Sports aren't the best.
It is close to many outside activities, musuems etx.
traffic getting there.
This school is very good. The staff cares greatly and the students are amazing.
The dorms are too small. There is also too much partying.
The education here will prepare you for life. The professors are very professional and educated
The dorms are way to small to share between three people. Also it gets very boring on weekends.
The personal attention from the professors.
I only sleep 6 hours a night because I am either studying, in class, or involved in an extracurricular for most of the day.
Beautiful campus, small class sizes, students with a strong sense of community and tradition. Amherst College is also part of the five college consortium which allows you to take classes and...
Maybe the food offered in the dining hall, but there's always ways around that. If you have any culinary skills its easy to get creative and whip up your own meals with the options offered. But...
Student-teacher engagement is superlative. Most professors either ensure small class sizes, or structure the class in a way to create more interaction and get a chance to know their students.
I guess it boils down to cliques. You definitely get some jocks sleeping through class, some goofs going through an ostentatious period of "experimentation," and other groups for better and worse....