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If you are looking for an academically challenging setting, but also enjoy sports and any other random activity or just plainly having fun, Amherst is the place for you. The amherst moto ought to be changed to Work Hard, Play hard.» Read More
Extremely competitive. Based on my short experience with the student body here, Amherst is looking for a student that will really fit into the Amherst way of life and thinking (I know that sounds vague, but let me be more clear).Amherst, as I stated earlier, is the type of school, due to the no-requirements system, that really puts faith into its students for creating their own perfect and personalized education. What this means, in terms of applicants, is that they really look for a student who did as much as they could with the resources and background they had. The overarching theme here seems to be that you must develop your skills in thinking, in interaction, and in community so that when you graduate, you can take on any profession with these fundamentals for success. This means they want students who are extremely engaged, intellectual and not all numbers. In other words, they're looking for incredible people, not necessarily just for incredible students. If you can define yourself and your character in a few lines in a resume, they will see that and it's not what they're looking for. I also think a prospective student should acknowledge reality. Amherst traditionally loses accepted students to colleges like Harvard, Yale, Princeton etc., so if you fall in love with Amherst- consider applying early. It not only looks good for them (since their matriculation is higher, and especially if you're a particularly strong student), but it will give you a slight slight edge in terms of acceptance.» Read More
It's very far from a big city, so you have to be comfortable living in a rural setting. It's also very difficult to get in to, so be sure to work as hard as you can during school to improve your chances.» Read More