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Amherst rocks

davidrunedavidrune 1065 replies53 threads Senior Member
edited February 2005 in Amherst College
Amherst rocks because of the 5 college consortium?

Does anybody have any other reasons why Amherst rocks?
edited February 2005
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  • EncomiumIIEncomiumII 1781 replies75 threads Senior Member
    yes, yes it does.

    curriculum=10 letter word
    consortium= 10 letter word

    10 letter words are cool
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  • rmorganprojectassistantsrmorganprojectassistants 18 replies5 threads New Member
    How is the social life? No doubt the consortium is fine for the brain. But how about fun, do students have fun at Amherst?
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  • btbvectorbtbvector 318 replies13 threads Member
    Amherst >>> HY!!!
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  • MDawg198MDawg198 73 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Anyone going to the diversity weekend?
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  • davidrunedavidrune 1065 replies53 threads Senior Member
    Amherst rocks because it has a neuroscience major.
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  • kimfugekimfuge 776 replies59 threads Member
    davidrune, are you a student at Amherst?
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  • davidrunedavidrune 1065 replies53 threads Senior Member
    I wish I were.
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  • MDawg198MDawg198 73 replies8 threads Junior Member
    What about Yale and such?
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  • davidrunedavidrune 1065 replies53 threads Senior Member
    It's possible to have more than one love. n'est-ce pas?

    But, you're right. Yale is amazing.
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  • MDawg198MDawg198 73 replies8 threads Junior Member
    Yeah you can. P.S. I'm more of a Spanish person, so when you start using that, let me know.
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  • amherst08amherst08 61 replies2 threads Junior Member
    I'm an Amherst student. If any of you have questions, feel free to post them. BTW, Amherst does ROCK.
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  • davidrunedavidrune 1065 replies53 threads Senior Member
    What's the social-scene like in Amherst?


    What FYS are you taking?
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  • amherst08amherst08 61 replies2 threads Junior Member
    The social scene at Amherst is great because of its diversity. If you're into the frat/drinking /dance party scene, you won't run out of parties to hop from Thursday to Saturday; if you're an artsy type, there is always some type of play or a capella performance. Various clubs and organizations also organize special events like Karaoke Night or the Ann Coulter and Peter Beinhart debate to name a few examples. And if you can't find what you want on campus, there is bound to be something you like at one of the other four colleges in the consortium. Guys are particularly fond of the free bus that takes you to Smith and Mt. Holyoke.

    My Freshman Year Seminar (FYS) is National Identity. The class is about 15 students and is taught by a Pulitzer Prize winning professor. What more could you ask for as a freshman?

    I hope that answers your question.
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  • amherst08amherst08 61 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Anyone else?
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  • davidrunedavidrune 1065 replies53 threads Senior Member
    I heard half the school is on the football team. How difficult is it to make the team?
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  • amherst08amherst08 61 replies2 threads Junior Member
    The admissions committee allocates 15% of the spots in the freshman class to athletes. Most people on varsity teams were recruited, especially for football.
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  • blainekoblaineko 540 replies12 threads Member
    How is diversity on campus....do groups stick together, or do they mingle without many problems?
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  • jeffs08jeffs08 21 replies0 threads New Member
    from a numbers standpoint, there are 21 students in the freshmen class (of 420-something) who self-identify as black (this doesn't count non-black minorities). from a practical day-to-day standpoint, the school is and isn't diverse. It is in that, on the whole, students are very nice, down-to-earth, and accepting of one another, and this creates a friendly, inclusive environment on campus. It isn't in that some groups of people hang out with themselves a lot, but this is just like the dynamic you'd see on any campus. Overall, though, Amherst is extremely welcoming for students of any group.
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  • rjsmith1031rjsmith1031 243 replies13 threads Junior Member
    I went to the Amherst Diversity Weekend last month, and the verdict is...Amherst rocks! At first I was concerned with how isolated the College was, but I was comforted when I walked around the town (very much like Ann Arbor, which I also love!) and there was plenty to see and do. Plus there are four other colleges (and 20 or 30 thousand other students) within an half-hour of the College. On the tour I heard lots of cute anecdotes about the campus, which was small and not exactly beautiful...I'll call it charming. (It's no Yale.) Every person I met was extremely friendly. I visited the Pride Alliance where I had a lot of fun. I met The Agronomist's (that's Jean Dominique to those of you who don't frequent indie movie houses) cousin and had really good pineapple. Both were yummy. Their "Rainbow Room" was a beacon of color in the dungeon-like Pratt basement. The Black Student Union was also very cool. They're really active and inclusive. I also visited La Causa, the Latino/a Culture House, and there was a dance party! Enough said. The dorms were really nice. The Pratt Dormitory/Insane Asylum, however, was creepy, but that is the exception. I sat in on a class, a Political Science seminar called "Secrets and Lies." The professor was brilliant but not intimidating. They discussed morality, sacrificing one's life, and Schindler's List using the writings of Kant, Socrates, and other dead guys. Very cool. Food: mediocre. Saturday night, the campus erupted with raucous parties. Fun was had by all. Overall, Amherst is an amazing school. Good things come in small packages indeed.
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  • amherst08amherst08 61 replies2 threads Junior Member
    For a school of its size, Amherst is extremely diverse. I think one of the best aspects of being at a small school is that it forces people to mingle with others and not self-segregate. For example, my boyfriend is an international student, and from what he tells me, his friends at other schools in the US are shocked at how integrated and friendly Amherst is compared to their schools. (Ahem, cough, Yale.)
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