Date registered: Sep 2004
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I put my vote in for Amherst. The Fall season is spectacular in that neck of the woods, and it is close enough to Boston and NYC that she won't be isolated in the sticks. If she is here for a single semester, and it is Fall, Amherst will be a very good, low stress, experience.
Others have mentioned several other aspects of getting along in a new environment that favors the Northeast, and especially the Boston area. I would note the Northeast is merely a 5 hour or so plane trip from London, out of Boston. That is not necessarily the case for many of the other places that are not as close to a major international airport, and if you elect to visit or the young lady is coming home for a family event, devoting two days to the round trip is much less hassle than four. I have a son who is a 16 hour drive away, without traffic problems in Purdue, and another less than 3 hours away in Troy, NY attending RPI. The poor soul in Purdue seems virtually disconnected from us, even though we speak on the phone, communicate via iChat (including iSight) and email nearly daily.
My experience is your daughter's time at college is going to be most dependent on your daughter and less on the actual school. All colleges today are much more "touchy-feely" about trying to make the experience positive for the student, to the point where it really is up to the student to exploit all that is being offered.
In any case I hope she is happy with her selection and she enjoys the experience. Jim