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What do you love about Amherst?

AllIwantisU2AllIwantisU2 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited September 2007 in Amherst College
Hi! After visiting Amherst, I liked it very very much, and I am considering applying ED. But it is sometimes hard to tell if you really love a school from just visiting for a couple of hours so i was wondering if Amherst students could tell me what they love about their school. Thanks in advance!
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Replies to: What do you love about Amherst?

  • zspot9zspot9 Registered User Posts: 353 Member
    - cool people
    - extremely interesting classes (with really good professors)
    - great food in town, a 3 minute walk from the edge of campus (including the subway i have gone to literally every day for lunch)
    - loads of free time (which is probably true of most schools)
    - beautiful dorms/buildings/scenery
    - seriously, the vast majority of the people here are painfully nice and equally interesting

    of course, i've only been here for three weeks
  • SparkeEcrash78SparkeEcrash78 Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    Actually, i heard that Amherst is "in a middle of nowhere" from a friend of mine who recently visited there.

    Honestly, is the school more relatively isolated than others?
  • happycollegemomhappycollegemom Registered User Posts: 1,170 Senior Member
    yes it is, but as always, this is about personal preference. it's extremely small, yet beautiful, and certainly not urban. the small size turned my d off more than anything...too much like high school.
  • unregisteredunregistered Registered User Posts: 1,180 Senior Member
    I wouldn't call it "middle of nowhere" but I suppose that's relative.

    We're surrounded by 30,000 college students, a lively art community, and we're just an hour and a half away from Boston, 3 hours from New York. How isolated can that really be?

    Though I suppose if you're looking to be in a city, Amherst won't be a fit for you.
  • zspot9zspot9 Registered User Posts: 353 Member
    it's certainly a more rural setting than schools like yale or harvard, but to say that it's isolated is wrong. there are thousands and thousands of other college students in the immediate area, a lively and busy main street, plenty of plazas and a mall 5 minutes down the road, and umass kids flooding the area. i haven't once felt that i was "isolated" or "in the middle of nowhere." now, williams is another story...
  • CatfishCatfish Registered User Posts: 725 Member
    I agree with everything zpot9 said, with the same caveat.
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