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Lovely Campus

I loved visiting this campus. It is situated in a very lovely spot. It is so pretty to walk around... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
nurse87
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Plainville, Connecticut
Beautiful Campus

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

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Henry R
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Small New England school with pleasant campus and nice walkways. Seemed similar to others of this type, but no doubt, if you attend here, you would understand its unique character.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

I loved visiting this campus. It is situated in a very lovely spot. It is so pretty to walk around. There is an area with a beautiful view that is very enjoyable to sit. It is a mix of old and new buildings. The architecture...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Henry R
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jim J
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Squeaks86
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Judith G
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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TravelCrazy
san jose, ca
Best route to drive from Boston, MA to Amherst, CT (1 Reply)
After touring colleges in Boston and Cambridge with my daughter we need to drive from hotel in Cambridge area (I am planning to pick up my rental car at Allston, MA) to Amherst College (100 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002). Google map suggesting to take I-90 (tall). I looked at the map and can see that I also can take MA-2 W (for Concord) -> MA-111 N/MA-2 W/Union Turnpike->US-202 S/Daniel Shays Hwy-> Amherst. The second route is just 6 min longer and I wouldn't mind that if it would be...More
March 08, 2011|
Response fromwpsaukee|
Interstate 90 is the Massachusetts Turnpike. Unless you're traveling at a peak time when there could be traffic jams (leaving Boston, getting off in Sturbridge to head toward NYC, etc., on a Friday evening), it should be the easiest, fastest, and least stressful way. I don't travel between Boston and Amherst often, but as it happens, I drove much of your second route (in the other direction) the other evening. There was a fair amount of construction on Route 2. I recommend you take the...More
Judy N
Oregon
Stay in Northhampton or Amherst (14 Replies)
My daughter and I will be touring Smith College and Amherst College this summer. Nicer to stay in Northhampton, or Amherst? Thanks.
May 25, 2011|
Response fromBooKat|
Hi, I'm a Smith grad, so I have to admit that I prefer Northampton. It is a very walkable downtown with lots of shops, restaurants and cafes. It is very lively as well and you will see tons of people strolling around, eating ice cream, etc. Amherst also has a walkable area, but it is not nearly as atmospheric as Noho. Also, you can check out the Hotel Northampton downtown, very lovely hotel and centrally located. I hope you and your daughter enjoy your Smith tour!
TravelCrazy
san jose, ca
driving from Boston to Amherst - best route (42 Replies)
After touring colleges in Boston and Cambridge with my daughter we need to drive from hotel in Cambridge area (I am planning to pick up my rental car at Allston, MA) to Amherst College (100 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002). Google map suggesting to take I-90 (tall). I looked at the map and can see that I also can take MA-2 W (for Concord) -> MA-111 N/MA-2 W/Union Turnpike->US-202 S/Daniel Shays Hwy-> Amherst. The second route is just 6 min longer and I wouldn't mind that if it would be...More
March 08, 2011|
Response fromneslaw1|
take the Mass Pike ( I-90)