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Amherst provided an incredible environment for learning ofNeuroscience/Cognitive Science
Amherst provided an incredible environment for learning of all kinds: intellectual, social, emotional, artistic... Professors are incredibly dedicated to teaching, and form close relationships with students. I focused heavily on sciences, and were I to do it over, would take more advantage of the liberal arts offerings. If Amherst is your target school, I suggest that you aim to excel academically and personally, and that you engage significantly in activities that demonstrate a "social conscience". Amherst is a school that heavily weighs the importance of social action and efforts to improve the community and world. If you show similar goals through your actions, they will want you as part of their community.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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People should know thatQuite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
People should know that the school can be difficult, especially for science majors. The humanities/social sciences are reading-heavy but very relevant. I love this school and wouldn't trade it for anything.
1st Year Male -- Class 2008
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B-
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My only regret aboutLanguage - French/Spanish/etc.
My only regret about my college years is that I didn't take advantage of everything Amherst offered me. I can't even list everything here. I wish I could have spent 10 years at Amherst instead of just 4.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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