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Unigo Top Student Rated School

Amherst College Campus Life Reviews

On-Campus Housing
Excellent

48%

Very Good

39%

Average

6%

Poor

0%

Terrible

6%

Off-Campus Housing
Excellent

0%

Very Good

14%

Average

21%

Poor

21%

Terrible

43%

Campus Food
Excellent

13%

Very Good

19%

Average

32%

Poor

6%

Terrible

29%

Campus Facilities
Excellent

48%

Very Good

35%

Average

6%

Poor

0%

Terrible

10%

Class Size
Excellent

55%

Very Good

32%

Average

3%

Poor

3%

Terrible

6%

Activities
Excellent

48%

Very Good

26%

Average

16%

Poor

0%

Terrible

10%

Local Services
Excellent

39%

Very Good

26%

Average

19%

Poor

6%

Terrible

10%

Academics
Excellent

52%

Very Good

26%

Average

10%

Poor

6%

Terrible

6%

Overall Review for Amherst College

Excellent

75%

Very Good

25%

Average

0%

Poor

0%

Terrible

0%

We Asked Students, What's your overall opinion of this school?

Alto

Choose Williams. Amherst raised their tuition 4% during Covid; Williams dropped theirs by 15%. Amherst financial aid are really unfriendly and stingy. At least at Bowdoin they're nice and at least Williams is reasonable. If you have a choice, choose Williams or Bowdoin.

Patrick

I've very much enjoyed my time here. People talk about the "Amherst Bubble," which is in some ways true, but in a good way. Amherst and the surrounding areas are very much college and education driven. Including all 5 area colleges/universities, there are over 30,000 students here, so the feel of the town is very academic. The College itself is in a "bubble" in that everyone lives on campus all 4 years, there are no "commuter" students, everything is for the most part walking distance, etc. and everything tends to revolve around academics. The student body here is truly amazing, I think there are only a handful of colleges that can match it.

Mark

It's an amazing place, they only take the very top students (for example, average ACT score for acceptance was 33 this year, which is top 1%), so the student body is very bright. But in addition, admissions does a good job of admitting well rounded students. The school is also very wealthy (the endowment is over $1 million per student), so everything is well funded.

Sara

Amherst was a transformational experience. The professors are for the most part the best, the curriculum is challenging and rewarding. The sciences are very strong, I am currently in med school and the number of people from Amherst who get into top medical schools (Harvard, Johns Hopkins, etc) is impressive.

Zoe

Amherst has taken a while to grow on me, but overall I love my friends, my professors, the campus, and the opportunities it has afforded me. The campus is beautiful, there are many ways to get involved, and it is easy to make friends because there are so few students and everyone shares the same dining hall. Students say they don't like the food, but I personally like the dining hall food; I've been to bad college dining halls, and this one doesn't qualify.

Beni

At the end of the day when you graduate, you have that Amherst name on your resume. The alumni connections are ridiculous amazing and the academics are above average. The social scene is definitely struggling, especially since the socials were torn down, but if you have a good set of friends you'll be okay. The food isn't the best at Val and there are limited choices outside of the school because we're in a small town. Overall I like the small town, close knit vibe of the school. If you don't like the idea of being in a small school you could escape to near by umass amherst to take some classes, I guess.

Jeff

Amherst has been everything that I had hoped for, and more. I've loved my years here and will miss the school, town, professors and all the people I've met here. Most seniors feel the same way, excited to either enter the real world or start graduate school, but sad to leave Amherst behind.

Emefa

My love for Amherst College stems from the fact that it is an institution that trusts its students so profoundly, giving them the freedom to design their own curriculum, explore the depths of their interests and intellect, and become architects of their own education. Moreover, diversity lies not just in the race, thought, and creed of the students but in the courses offered. A prospective English major, the range and rigor of the English department at Amherst, that has crafted such fertile minds including the likes of David Foster Wallace, beckons me.

William

A great place to study. The academics are serious, for sure. But the amount of academic growth that you'll see in your four years here is amazing. Very strong alumni network with alums in the highest levels of government, business and academia. A wide range of very interesting people here.

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