Describe the students at your school.
Amherst is a very liberal environment, politically and socially. I sometimes worry that students that hold conservative political views but are not willing to justify/explain those views might feel a bit uncomfortable at times. Of course, there are very outspoken conservative individuals in both the student body and among the professors, but the tacit assumption made about everyone is that they're liberal.
Also, Amherst students strive to do well in everything-- because the student body is so small, a large majority of them are athletes (varsity or club). This makes for a generally athletic, thin, outdoorsy student body. It might be hard for someone that doesn't completely fit this image a little self-conscious (though not necessarily--there are many exceptions to every rule at amherst!!). On the other hand, though, Amherst students don't dress up for class. Jeans, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and boots all winter long are the standard. Some people wear dresses once it gets warm out-- but in general, we're a pretty casual and laid-back bunch in terms of what we wear.