I'm trying to make a final college decision before May 1, and somehow, I'm not really getting anywhere. I was wondering if anyone could just give me an overview of the experience at Amherst? Is the jock culture overwhelming? Does the social life rely on drinking? How intense are academics? What are the strongest majors? How are the people? Are they diverse? Does Amherst feel small? And how difficult is it to find a job afterwards?
Right now, my situation is: UChicago, Amherst, Rice.
Because of money and size, it's down to Amherst and Rice. At Rice, I pay 8100 a year, no loans. At Amherst, I pay 22000 a year, no loans. It would be significantly easier to pay for Rice, but I like the majors and location of Amherst better. So it's a tough call.