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Amherst vs. Colgate

Seachai86442Seachai86442 - Posts: 895 Member
edited February 2009 in Amherst College
Which one do you think you would prefer to go to?

Tell me the difference between these two schools.
Are they equallly or unequally good?

Amherst class size: 10-17
Colgate class size: 10-18

*Colgate has no Teacher Assistants and classes are taught by faculties*

Q: Are some of the classes at Amherst taught by a faculty with a Teacher Assistant?
Post edited by Seachai86442 on

Replies to: Amherst vs. Colgate

  • Anonymous315Anonymous315 Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
    well my house is literally a block away from Colgate's campus, and I'm headed to Amherst next year.

    The town of Hamilton is miniscule, so most Colgate students stay up on the hill. I took an intro to Psyc course at 'Gate last year, and the class had 126 people, and was taught in an auditorium lecture-style. It was awful.

    IMO Amherst rocks Colgate's world
  • kwukwu Registered User Posts: 4,759 Senior Member
    There are T.A.s here assisting professors in introductory and intermediate level language courses.

    They are young men and women visiting from their native countries, and they meet with students--once or twice a week--to practice conversational skills and explore cultural matters not normally covered in class.

    They are purely supplemental: full-time professors teach every language course regardless of level.
  • lydia08lydia08 Registered User Posts: 225 Junior Member
    Over here from the Colgate board.

    We also have "language interns" who are along the same lines as those at Amherst, from what it sounds like.

    The intro psych class is one of... 2 or 3 large lecture courses (the others are intro astronomy and something else I forget) at Colgate. The rest are all much, much smaller and aren't lecture, they're almost always discussion/seminar. I took intro to psych when I was at Colgate and thought that it was a great class, despite the size. Classes at Colgate get much smaller the higher you get in your chosen department. The average is 19, but once you get through the intro classes (with 25 whole people!) you get down to much smaller sizes (depending on the popularity of your major, of course). My senior year my classes were 30 (intro math for complex reasons), 16, 13 and 4 in the fall, 18, 13, 7 and 1 in the spring.
  • ModadunnModadunn Registered User Posts: 6,263 Senior Member
    hmm.. hard to choose to sleep in or otherwise skip a class when your the only one in it! :)
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