Hey. Can I please get some opinions on exactly how competitive Amherst is, not so much in terms of admission, but rather academics and daily life in general?
I recently mentioned to someone that I was considering Amherst and she replied that she didn't think I was a good much, simply because from what she'd heard Amherst students are VERY hostile. She described to me situations where students would rip out pages from the library books so that those that shared courses with them would be more likely to fail.
This is definitely not the type of environment I'm interested in living in. From what I've heard before now students are nothing like this -- but then again, I wouldn't really know. Does anyone here have anything to say on the subject? Can I get a second opinion?