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Amherst College, Amherst

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4.2/5 based on 50 reviews on the web
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  • Lovely college and even more than that, my Daughter is attending the School of Engineering . What more can I say! 
  • Amherst College is a small Liberal Arts College with big credentials. The campus is picturesque with mountain and forest views all around. If you go, make sure to tour the Beneski Museum of Natural Hi...  read more »
  • Ok, if you dream about the perfect east coast liberal arts education in a rural setting, this (and Williams) are about as perfect as it gets. Beautiful campus, quaint town (with requisite homeless pan...  read more »
  • Some things you should know about Amherst. I just attended my 50th reunion and spoke with lots of students still on campus. No students whom I spoke with thought the College was blatantly sexist. Students of all sexual orientations are highly focused on bridging divisions among them. Sure there are issues here, as there are at just about every other place, but the College is not shy about addressing them. Furthermore, I found consistent opinions among staff and students that the recent "Amherst Uprising", was quite different in reality from how it was reported in the media. No surprise there! Amherst has a remarkably diverse student body, a fierce dedication to excellence in teaching, and exceptionally high expectations of both its faculty and students. The biggest challenge now is achieving the same level of diversity among the faculty that the College has been able to achieve among its students. Amherst is determined to fix this, but it may be difficult until a few more generations of college graduates from campuses with diversified student bodies such as at Amherst are out in the world and can be recruited back to college faculties. An endowment of $2.1 billion when adjusted for per student capita, puts Amherst among the top 10 wealthiest institutions of higher learning and it uses those resources well. The College ranks at the top of colleges for recruitment of students of talent from economically under-privileged communities, in recognition of which Amherst received the Cooke Award for 2016. It is one of only 5 institutions that still admits students without respect to financial need (the others are Harvard, Yale, Princeton and MIT) and it has done so since 1965. Despite the progressive rise in full tuition (now over $60,000 per year), the actual tuition paid by students has risen only slightly because of the extensive financial aid that is available. Amherst estimates that it spends about $1.2 million on each student over the four years of college. It was a magical place 50 years ago. Although there have been many changes, It remains so today.
  • I had a wonderful time there as a student. Beautiful campus, wonderful faculty, terrific students. I can't imagine a better liberal arts college.
  • A college where a female student can rape you in your sleep, accuse you of rape, and get you expelled, admit she lied 21 months later, and then face no consequence. Yay!
  • It's Pretty And Good For You
  • If you are male, realize that you will be systematically discriminated against by the administration at this school. Everyone on the board should be ashamed of themselves. As much as this school apparently proclaims it's "prestige," realize that if you are male you will be walking on egg shells at this institution which holds sexist policies towards men. Sad that Amherst is going downhill due to its own volition....shame, used to be a respected school.
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