Amherst College Visit Report by SarahsDad
Visit to Amherst College in June 2010 by SarahsDad(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2011)
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Information Session: Yes - Excellent session by admissions officer and current student. Stressed 5-school consortium and open curriculum as being the most unique aspects of Amherst.
Campus Tour: Yes - Excellent. Knowledgeable current student. Was able to show off the beautiful buildings and vistas even on this dreary (rainy) day. One of the best tours of our dozen-school trip.
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Campus Visit Notes for Amherst College
Admissions officer and tour guide just did everything well. No complaints. Walking around you can just tell it's in the top tier of schools anywhere. A big endowment doesn't hurt. The consortium was stressed as to de-emphazise the small school/small town aspects. Interesting spin - the Amherst area is apparently the "second largest booking venue" in the state, so nationally renowned artists/guest speakers are common.