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Amherst might be considered the capital of education and culture of the Pioneer Valley in Central Massachussetts. This lively town houses the biggest public University in the state, the University of Massachusetts, or simply UMass as students usually call it. Famous for its quality educational options, Amherst is also the place where Amherst College, regarded as the premier liberal arts college in the nation, is located. As a university town, it hosts plenty of bars and retaurants with a multicultural environment.

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  • In a nutshell:Not only prestigious universities
  • Last visit to Amherst: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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