The biggest lecture hall at Amherst

New member? Register here

Virtual Tours by Students


Lily Fang

Tour Guide

Most classes at Amherst are 20 or so people and are discussion-based, but science intro classes are often for lecture-style. Professors really do take care to get to know you--I've never had a professor who didn't know my name, and some of them have even invited classes over to their homes for meals or for makeup classes. Amherst also encourages student-faculty rapport through the Take Your Professor Out program, where groups of students are given funding to invite their professors to a restaurant once a semester.