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Amherst College

Amherst, MA 01002
+1 413-542-2000
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Beautiful Campus

Had not been there for 50 years. Gorgeous! The town has blossomed into a very nice place, easily... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Henry R
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Pretty campus in a pretty town

Lovely tree lined campus. We were in the area so we strolled around the campus and had a picnic... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been there for 50 years. Gorgeous! The town has blossomed into a very nice place, easily walkable.

Thank Henry R
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Lovely tree lined campus. We were in the area so we strolled around the campus and had a picnic lunch in the quad. Classes had not started, so the place was quiet and peaceful. We visited the art museum and enjoyed looking at the beautiful...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Another Olmstead-designed campus, like Wellesley's, though unlike--set on an Eminence. Johnson Chapel can be seen from miles away, near the Connecticut River. South of town there's a Site, on Shays St (maybe named for Daniel, whom my forbear Stephen Powers of Shutesbury fought under in...More

Thank Jim J
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Spent some time walking around this small but pretty campus before the students move in for the fall semester. Serene and intimate atmosphere. Do not miss the two free museums.

Thank ECWorld
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

Truly stunning. I was spending some time in Amherst and wondered into the beautiful campus. Large old brick buildings and ornate grounds. Some great museums such as the Art and Natural History sections and a lovely and poignant war memorial. Give it a look!

Thank Squeaks86
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

This is a review of the campus, not the college programs. That said, this is one of the finest campuses I have visited. Amherst has carefully preserved its tradition by maintaining the old buildings and not blighting the landscape with new, disharmonious structures that one...More

Thank RalphH42
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We visited two of their museums, natural history and art. They are small but excellent. The art museum is where Robert Frost recited poetry. The campus is lovely and you can visit the town as well since it is in the middle of town.

Thank Judith G
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

Actually it has a couple of nice little museums. Campus is pretty. The old original buildings still stand as does "the Octagon." Read up a little bit on Edward Hitchcock, an academic who worked to bridge the religion - science divide early in the history...More

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Cute college in a cute town. Attendees are convinced they are on to something special except when they aren't. Spawned some significant protest and dissent recently tho it does not look it. Many great teachers who also produce original scholarship. Nice.

Thank John B
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

Dining was excellent, attended a class and found the lecture and discussion informative and provided a great perspective on the teaching style. President of the school is excellent and the students seem to love the environment. Could use a better student center but generally no...More

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