Hi! I have just visited Amherst, and I really really liked it- the campus was beautiful and I like the idea of the open curriculum as well the school's overall learning philosophy. I didn't really get to speak to students very much, however, and I was wondering how Amherst students find the school atmposphere. Is it a warm friendly community in which students enjoy sharing their ideas and generally support one another? Or is the environment somewhat cold with students who are cutthroat and competitive? I am actually torn between applying early to Amherst and Dartmouth- I love both schools and what they have to offer, but ultimately it is the people that make the difference. I would really appreciate any feedback that you have about the overall environment at Amherst. Thank you!