The New Ivies Page 1

Schools where you'll find the next generation of excellence

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Amherst College (1 of 10)

Amherst College

With its dauntingly small acceptance rate and open curriculum, Amherst College is an ideal community for the country's top students to pursue their interests both in and out of the classroom. "The open curriculum is great for students who want to explore a little of everything and get a really well-rounded education. Intellectual curiosity is fed and encouraged, with many opportunities for students to conduct their own research and experiments on topics of their choice." One freshman has this to say of her time at Amherst so far: "I love Amherst, but it can definitely be very stressful at times. Most people here are huge overachievers; they're balancing schoolwork with a sport and another time-consuming extracurricular without neglecting their social lives."