The Best & Worst

Location
Amherst, MA
Undergrads
20,306
Tuition (in-state)
$26,830 ($13,415)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

  1. 1
    Career Services
  2. 2
    Great food
  3. 3
    Great teachers and a variety of majors
  4. 4
    The library
  5. 5
    Location
  6. 6
    Low tuition
  7. 7
    Marching band
  8. 8
    Men's hockey
  9. 9
    Parties
  10. 10
    Student resources

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
88% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
70% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
87% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
67% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
61% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
54% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Vibrant Social Scene
53% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 51/49 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
94% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Budget cuts
  2. 2
    Campus dining
  3. 3
    Campus is spread out, so you have to walk far to get to class.
  4. 4
    Cold winters
  5. 5
    Decreased school spirit
  6. 6
    Dormitories
  7. 7
    Office of Information Technology
  8. 8
    Parking
  9. 9
    Registering for classes
  10. 10
    Ugly buildings
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