Im a prospective student to both colleges (Williams and Amherst) and im trying to decide where to apply ED. Could people who are more familiar with either one of the colleges please outline its benefits and drawbacks.
For instance, Williams is number one on USnews and has been that way for quite a while. Does that mean Amherst is less academically intense and the quality of education is somewhat not as good? Or is the difference in the rankings caused merely by some triviality?
Also, Williams is known as the 'jock' LAC. What about amherst, does athletics play such an important part?
Finally, williams college has ''ephblog.com'' and swartmore has its ''live journal'' where people outside (prospective students like me) can interact with current students of both colleges and ask questions. I was wondering whether amherst has a website/blog/forum where the same can be done.
Please post any impressions (good and bad) of both colleges