Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeA-
Amherst College is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Amherst College Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.19 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.22 responses
After Amherst College
- Very Good96
Amherst College no longer has official/off-campus-but-still-open-to-the-administration Greek life. There are a couple underground frats which still live together and throw parties, and their membership is generally known to most students, but they have no official events or organization. It's unclear how long they will last with this status. There are no sororities. Recently, a pilot program of five social clubs have been founded. These are basically co-ed fraternities that are directly controlled/funded by the college. The aim of these is to provide more social options for Amherst students and encourage students to meet people outside of particular interest/activity groups (BSU, GAP, orchestra, sports teams) while not letting them develop the apparent exclusivity of the former fraternities. Time will tell if these clubs improve social life at Amherst or just further increase the way that students here tend to categorize themselves and ignore potential relationships outside their existing groups.
- College Sophomore
- 9 months ago
About half the time, the menu for the day is actually not bad. Don't expect anything award-winning though. The biggest complain is that the dishes get repeated fairly often. Even if you don't like what they're serving, there's always a salad bar with a lot of fresh options and a deli. This year, dining services started implementing a program called Grab'N Go, which is a godsend! You pick up a packed lunch (they're always yummy!) and eat wherever. No waiting in super long lines during lunch rush hour. Also, there are TONS of great places to eat in town.
- College Freshman
- Mar 26 2013
Love It! Amherst is a great community of people (students, faculty and staff) who are all happy to be there and eager to make others feel the same way. I found a nuturing environment almost from the begining, in everything from the social sphere to athletics and academics. There is the occasional student who might not fit in entirely but for the most part the student body seems to have found their variable niches and settled into a happy educational experience at Amherst. I dred leaving campus even for a weekend visit home and miss it constantly when I'm not there, Amherst is really an absolutly great place to be.
- College Sophomore
- June 7 2012