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Study in Amherst

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Why study in Amherst?

Amherst is a wonderful American town situated in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. It’s home to a population of around 38,000 - people from different countries and cultures live in Amherst.

The town is known for its rich heritage, unique culture, lovely nature spots, and continental climate. There’s also a large student community in Amherst - it’s a fantastically student-friendly place.

There’s so much for international students to experience in Amherst. The town is packed with awesome dining spots, lovely green spaces, fascinating museums, brilliant shopping outlets, and social venues.

Amherst is a perfect location for budding explorers. Great American cities like Boston, New York, Springfield, Hartford, and Providence are easy to travel to from Amherst. There are also great transport facilities in the town.

Universities in Amherst

Student reviews for Amherst

  • Paula Martínez Bernal
    Spain
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    3 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Hampshire College Art History
    Tell us about Amherst
    Amherst is 10 minutes away from Hampshire College. The campus is in the middle of several cities, so traveling is really easy.
  • Phuntsok Palden
    India
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Hampshire College Philosophy
    Tell us about Amherst
    In Amherst. Environment is awesome here, beautiful and safe.
  • Aryan Raval
    India
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Hampshire College Computer Science
    Tell us about Amherst
    I grew up in the city “Ahmedabad” on the bank of Sabarmati also known as “City That Never Sleeps” with rich cultural heritage. Its heart remains a melting pot of all things one can imagine! It boasts wondrous sights that can only be relished in person. The Indian independence Movement holds a special place in my heart. Developed through the roots of the city when Mahatma Gandhi established Satyagraha Ashram (now Sabarmati Ashram) on the banks of the Sabarmati in 1917, the movement instilled a fearless attitude towards difficulties in me. I was not able to go back to my country in Fall break because of my financial situation. I missed my family a lot. I don't have money to travel in Spring break too. I don't know, what I am going to do. But I will try my best.
  • Yahui Liu
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Hampshire College Architecture
    Tell us about Amherst
    I study in Amherst, which is a very safe, friendly, and civilized city. I could go to downtown and other colleges by the transportation system, PVTA bus. There are two malls nearby which have many shops. But I need to spend around 1 hour to get there, which is not so convenient. There are many good restaurants, shops, and museums here. But since it is a small city, the nightlife is not the point to attract people.

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