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Amherst College

Address: Amherst, MA
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Amherst
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Took a drive through the campus heading for the stadium Looks like they have been working on upgrades there. What a complex for the football team! Field have been updated to high quality turf When I was there is was not crowded but looks like all the seats in the place are good.

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Westport, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice enough campus but completely open and lack of security is glaring. Very liberal feel and attitude.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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274 reviews 274 reviews
248 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We enjoyed our walk through this historic campus. The buildings have a grace and charm of another era.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Amherst campus in the fall looks like something out of a movie set in New England at the turn of the 20th Century. The view out to Memorial Field is spectacular. Take in the view, admire the statue of Robert Frost and walk into town for dinner and a movie. Now you have done everything you need to do... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I wish we'd beaten Wesleyan. Three pass interceptions, a lost fumble and a blocked field goal sealed it, I'm afraid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

If you're on campus, definitely visit Mass MOCA (contemporary art museum), Alive restaurant, the geology museum on campus, and the Mead Art Museum. Take some photos on top of Memorial Hill. Check out the trails beyond.

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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Visited for 5 days to get my daughter settled in her dorm. What a beautiful campus! I have visited many colleges the past two years (Harvard, Brown, Florida State, West Florida etc) and none were as beautiful as Amherst College. My daughter's dorm room looks like a country club compared to some of the ones we saw (FSU's looked like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The grounds are a bit underwhelming, though quaint. The student center was extremely small, though probably adequate given the small student body. Many students said that most move off campus as soon as possible and eat off campus as well

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A beautiful college town in a great setting. Traditional American town with plenty of young people a nd spirit. A lot of new and green construction currently going on.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This college has it all. A great education can be had while living in a quaint college town. Nearby Smith, Mt. Holyoke, U.Mass, and Hampshire colleges ensure a variety of social as well as cross-regisring educational opportunities! THe 5-college bus system connects all these college so a car is not necessary. Th e campus is classic New England and set... More 

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