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How many students does it take to change a light bulb at Amherst?

Thirteen – one to change the bulb and an a capella group to immortalize the event in song.

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Take every stereotype you can imagine about New England colleges. The Puritan ethic, the white wooden buildings, the preppy students, the snow…

Compile them all and you will have a fairly accurate vision of Amherst. This small college has long been hailed as one of the best of its kind in America, consistently coming at the top of the liberal arts rankings. Small in size and intimate in feel, it offers those addicted to the boarding school experience new avenues of enjoyment and independence with all those old, secure home comforts.

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