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Amherst is a snob school. It is virtually unheard of outside of the Northeast. It has no alumni Network whatsoever
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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So disappointed after two years, but I'm stuckAverageGeography and Geosciences
So disappointed after two years, but I'm stuck here and can't wait to get out. Arrogance, radical liberalism and a palpable fakeness in most people, students and faculty alike, is overwhelming. Intellect is being replaced with athleticism, i.e., jocks. A bastion for spoiled, snooty brats defines this place. I wish I didn't choose to attend. Don't fall for their sales pitch, it's all smoke and mirrors.
2nd Year Male -- Class 1920
Campus Aesthetics: B, Education Quality: F
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The difficulty and quality of classes kind ofAverageEconomics
The difficulty and quality of classes kind of depends on the subject. I'm not really good at math so I found the econ classes challenging, but most of them are very interesting/useful (most of the econ professors are nice and helpful). I was really into english literature when I came here, but the classes in that department are a real letdown. They're also pretty easy (many people here say this) which can make it very unsatisfying when you work hard in them. This college doesn't offer linguistics, which can be a bummer if you're into that kind of thing (you can take it at umass, but it's usually caused me some inconvenience when setting up my schedule). The philosophy department can be really inaccessible and arrogant. I found this college really isolating. I really don't like being here. It's difficult to make friends, especially if you're not that into partying. I wish I had gone somewhere else.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2011
Useful Schoolwork: A, Surrounding City: D+
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