The final full day of our trip was dedicated to two schools in Amherst, Mass. After our delicious Purple Gables breakfast, we visited Amherst College. This school was not a great match for Joey (a little too stuffy) and I don't think Joey will apply, but they did have a really cool Natural History Museum with real dinosaur bones:
Our afternoon campus tour was of Hampshire College. Also not a good match (a little too unstructured--well a lot too unstructured) for Joey and he was pretty uninspired by the 60's style non-descript campus buildings so therefore no decent pictures.
Aerial view of Skidmore College
After leaving Amherst, Mass. we drove to Saratoga Springs, NY. Friday morning we took a 1 1/2 hour campus tour of Skidmore College. Joey and I were both so engrossed in the tour, we actually forgot to take pictures. It was a nice campus in a beautiful little town.
So, after an exhausting 4 1/2 day east coast college tour of 9 colleges, we ended up with 5 thumbs up: Columbia, Bard, Vassar, Wesleyan and Brown
a couple of neutrals (thumbs sideways?): RISD & Skidmore
and 3 thumbs down: NYU, Amherst & Hampshire.
It was an informative, exhausting, and exhilarating trip. Definitely worth taking, but I am definitely not up for a repeat any time soon.