Hi!! I think I want to study law in college and I am torn between these two choices. Academics are the most important thing to me by far followed by student body and location as important factors. The advantages to Tufts include the access to Boston since this could provide internships, the availability of sororities, the connections that a larger school might provide because of alumni, and a larger student body that might mean that the campus has more going on. The disadvantages to Tufts are that I am not so sure I want to go to a school that is larger and that there are graduate students which may mean that most of the resources are devoted to them. Also, what would I study at Tufts if I eventually want to go to law school?
The advantages to Amherst include that it has very interesting classes, has smaller classes which might mean more attention, the open curriculum, and that it is generally considered one of the most prestigious colleges (not that Tufts isn't maybe just Amherst has the slight edge?). The disadvantages to Amherst include that it is more isolated, though it still has a nice size, and that a smaller student body might mean there is less to do. I am also looking for lacrosse and I have visited both teams and I really felt like I fit in at both, but maybe more so Tufts but only slightly. I am very torn between the two and any opinions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks so much!!!!! :))