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Amherst College

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Address: Amherst, MA 01002
Phone Number: (413) 542-2000

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About as close to perfect as it gets

Ok, if you dream about the perfect east coast liberal arts education in a rural setting, this (and Williams) are about as perfect as it gets. Beautiful campus, quaint town (with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, if you dream about the perfect east coast liberal arts education in a rural setting, this (and Williams) are about as perfect as it gets. Beautiful campus, quaint town (with requisite homeless panhandlers just like Cambridge) not far from Boston, not far from sliding, and well, it is perfect New England.

Thank Jpeacott
Temple City, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great college tour. Stunning campus. We were visiting for a tour and parent information seminar. Hope my child gets in. Its awesome!

Thank Rachel L
Hopewell Junction, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Amherst College has a beautiful campus right in Amherst. We stayed at the charming Lord Jeffrey Inn conveniently located right next door to the college. On the negative side, unfortunately, there seems to be a problem with a homeless population in the area. We noticed numerous lost souls sleeping and hanging around the area parks, city benches, etc. We... More 

Thank Jim2525
East Granby, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited at the end of school year. It was a pleasant walk to have the grounds to ourselves. The main chapel was on the second floor. See the gallery of past college presidents. The chapel no longer feels like one, but it's light and bright. Too bad everything is just "history" and no longer with faith. The art museum... More 

Thank lakwatsera2014
West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

My wife and I enjoy visiting college campuses when we travel, so we grabbed at the chance to visit Amherst while in town to go through the Emily Dickinson Museum. Obviously, Amherst is a great academic institution and has a very nice campus on a hillside in a beautiful setting. I like campuses where the architecture shares some semblance of... More 

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Hayward, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The oldest of the Five College consortium (Amherst, Smith, Hampshire Mt. Holyoke, and UMass), Amherst is perhaps the most prestigious. Besides the ivy-covered buildings and students, the flavor is sharpened by students to and from the other four colleges.

Thank John C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We visited during my daughters spring break this year. We had an excellent tour guide and found the information session informative.

Thank Jonthearchitect
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Nice college set in a real nice location, great little town. Everything within walking distance. Beautiful setting.

Thank p f
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

went for a lacrosse game just a beautiful campus. did not see all of it but what I saw it was very nice

Thank Arthur W
Vienna, Virginia
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653 reviews
390 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Amherst College and campus are gorgeous. Take time to wander around the campus and get a feel for life at Amherst. Relax and enjoy.

Thank fiamma11

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