Amherst College, Amherst

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  • Spent some time walking around this small but pretty campus before the students move in for the fall semester. Serene and intimate atmosphere. Do not miss the two free museums.  more »
  • Truly stunning. I was spending some time in Amherst and wondered into the beautiful campus. Large old brick buildings and ornate grounds. Some great museums such as the Art and Natural History section...  more »
  • This is a review of the campus, not the college programs. That said, this is one of the finest campuses I have visited. Amherst has carefully preserved its tradition by maintaining the old buildings a...  more »
  • Protected a rapist and expelled the victim. Even when it was discovered that the victim couldn't have been the rapist due to being highly intoxicated to the point of being incapacitated, and evidence from text messages sent by the rapist, further proving that the victim was innocent. Amherst still expelled him.
  • If the white man hadn't "befriended" the American Indians and eventually stabbed them in the back with an outright slaughter and putting them on reservations (America's version of the Nazi concentration camps) we would't even have a Thanksgiving. I feel that Thanksgiving is offensive and that the true nature of the early settlers should be brought to light. Amherst college gives their students a week off to celebrate thanksgiving. This is a problem that has to be addressed.
  • Amherst beat my brain with a stick, teaching me how to form my own opinions clearly. I'm grateful for the punishment. UMass would have been easier. And it would have been easier to meet girls there (I'm talkin' 1958 to 1963). Amherst was too snooty (I took a year's leave of absence to breathe the air the rest of the world was breathing). But for all that, I'm glad I graduated from the place on the south side of town. I got out with a "gentleman's C" and a good vision of who I was and what I wanted to do. And oh well, let's hear it for the snoot factor, which always gives me a leg up when I tell people I went to school there.
  • A wonderful environment for students to learn. Safe student life.
  • It has been an amazing experience, so far. And my child loves it! All a parent can ask for!

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