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Answering Questions


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  • melanie999melanie999 Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    thanks for answering! I have another question...

    I have read that there is a big separation between athletes and non-athletes and that athletes tend to dominate the social scene. I can understand team bonding/etc., and that people on your team will most likely be your good friends, but does this mean that people who don't play a sport are completely separated or excluded from the social scene and that there is no intermixing friendships between the two "groups"?
  • hsstudent09hsstudent09 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I'm a recent applicant to Amherst '13, and I poked around My Amherst today and I realized that I could "add feed". The add feed button is literally there and able to be clicked. I read that if the button is accessible, you're considered a student there, as opposed to being an applicant where the "add feed" button isn't accessible. Does that mean I'm admitted?

    If you can get back to me with any validation of this, please let me know as soon as possible. This is freaking me out.

  • laceyklaceyk Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    hsstudent09: I don't want to get your hopes down, but I have it too.. It was my first time visiting My Amherst today but anyway, I see "add feed" button as well. Unless both of us got in (I really don't think I did), which will be amazing! But for now, I do not think that signifies anything.. :(
  • konichiwakonichiwa Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Hows the social/party scene? Is dating pretty common among amherst students or do most amherst guys date girls from smith/moho/umass, etc?
  • Amherst09Amherst09 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I am looking to play at Amherst, but am confused about the music department.
    If I take orchestra or band as a class, how does that affect my amherst college gpa?
    Are grades in Band or Orchestra classes treated the same way as say, Biology or English?
  • katbenckatbenc Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    Music performance classes count as half courses, which is given half as much weight as a normal course. You can be in the orchestra or other performance groups without being in the class, however.
  • keek_a_leekkeek_a_leek Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    can someone tell me about the econ program please?
  • aliyoungerraliyoungerr Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    how diverse is it at Amherst ( im an African-American girl) and im still trying to decide between Amherst and Vassar as a pre- med student, any help distinguishing the two?(Please be honest)
  • sptchsptch Registered User Posts: 170 Junior Member
    bitd when DD was thinking about attending Amherst, I got worried about whether or not she would fit in - southern state, and a financial aid recipient. I asked on this site, and an african-american girl who was a TA responded that she felt welcome, and D would feel welcome, too, that diversity is the conrnerstone of what Amherst wants in a student body. DD is about to graduate and she has never felt unwelcome, and has made MANY friends!
  • acsophacsoph Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    aliyoungerr: I took several intro bio and chem classes at Amherst, so I saw a bit of the pre-med track. I think we have a great program--it's quite rigorous and challenging, but if you can manage the coursework, it's good evidence that you'll do well in med school. Amherst has phenomenal statistics as far as getting kids into med school, and I can offer some cold hard speculation that it's a tiny edge to have gone here rather than Vassar, but I'm sure you can look that up somewhere.

    As far as the student body, I think Amherst is quite diverse. Something like 40% students of color? A good friend of mine went to Vassar, and I visited her there a few times. The schools have very different social scenes. Amherst's is a sometimes-schizophrenic blend of preppy jocks and nerdy smart kids. Vassar struck me as a little more harmonious , with a prevailing kind of hipster chic culture and fashion. I got the feeling there was less social tension between groups on campus. Then again, I might just have felt that way because I personally abhor Amherst's recruiting policies, and hate that 10% of my fellow male students are recruited football players (1600 students => 800 men; 80 guys on a team... kind of mind-blowing).

    Here's someone who actually has gone to Vassar talking about it, and speaking more to issues of diversity etc. than I can, though they echo my sense about the prevailing hipster culture and the sense that it is kind of an upper-middle-class white thing: [url]http://www.*****.com/vassar_college/reviews/22507/[/url]

    Good luck!
  • acsophacsoph Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    whoa, not sure why that URL weirded out like that in my post above, but the domain is *****.
  • acsophacsoph Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    It asterisked it out again! okay, maybe that's a bad word on this site and it blocks it out because it's a rival for college info? weird. it's the letters here that aren't punctuation marks:

  • saranghaesaranghae Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Hi, I was wondering if someone could tell me about the stereotypes for each of the freshman dorms? I know that they might just be stereotypes, but there is always a little bit of truth in every stereotype. I've heard that Stearns typically has outgoing people, while Charles Pratt has the more studious people. Is it true that Appleton is the most close-knit dorm? What about the other dorms?
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