Amherst College

As I mentioned earlier, my older daughter and I are on college visits this week.  Yesterday we visited Amherst College in Amherst, Mass.  My daughter is the dark-haired one in the middle wearing the white top.

It sounds like an amazing place.  It has all the wonderful advantages of a small school but, due to what they call the “five college consortium” it has all the advantages of a large school too.  The five college consortium consists of Amherst, UMass at Amherst, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke College and Hampshire College.  Any student at any of these schools can take classes at any of the other schools.  I think this is such a terrific idea. 

Amherst also offers great study abroad opportunities and many other exciting programs.  In addition, it is located in a lovely spot.  Look at the view from Memorial Hill! (first picture)  Here are a few other shots of the campus.  This is the inside of one of the dorms.
These are two of the buildings  (sorry – don’t remember which ones they are). 
1 Comment
  • BaileyGirl5
    Posted at 10:39h, 23 June Reply

    Visiting colleges is such an exciting time! So full of hope and getting glimpses of the future. It seems like my son and I were just doing that and now he's going to be a junior! I bet she'll need a nice quilt for her dorm room …..

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