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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Awesome people
  2. 2
    Cream-of-the-crop academics
  3. 3
    Great parties
  4. 4
    Free alcohol everywhere
  5. 5
    Highly generous financial aid program and school funding for student projects
  6. 6
    Faculty and administration are friendly and generally awesome people
  7. 7
    Awesome facilities and computer network
  8. 8
    Valentine Dining Hall and the social aspect of central dining
  9. 9
    Great career prospects
  10. 10
    Awesome freshman dorms

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
98% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 8 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
95% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
56% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Accepting Campus Community
75% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 53/47 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
93% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 70% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 2% of students transfer out.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-60% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    The town of Amherst
  2. 2
    The weather, oh the weather
  3. 3
    Valentine Dining Hall and the gastronomical aspect of central dining
  4. 4
    Students who don't make an effort and hurt class discussion
  5. 5
    Fake personalities that contaminate the social life here
  6. 6
    People are at times overly PC
  7. 7
    The steep cost
  8. 8
    Massachusetts State Police
  9. 9
    Shy guys and shy girls
  10. 10
    Lack of proximity to a major city

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $44,610, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Overly Demanding Course Load
50% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as below average.
Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
54% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
AP Credit Wasted
Any AP credits earned in high school aren't eligible for college credit.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $11,650.
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