Massachusetts Agricultural College, A RARE CHANCE for young men to obtain a thorough practical edu- cation. The cost reduced to a minimum. Tuition free to residents of Massa- chusetts. An opportunity to pay a portion of expenses by work in the farm and horticultural departments. REQUISITES FOR ADMISSION. Candidates must be fifteen years of age or over, and pass satisfactory oral and written examinations in Eng- lish Grammer, Geography, History of the United States, Arithmetic, Alge- bra to Quadratic Equations, and the Metric System. EXPENSES. Board in clubs is about $2.50 per week, and in families $3.50 to $5.00. Room rent, $5.00 to $16.00 per term. Fuel, $7.00 to $20.00 per year. Washing, 40 to 50 cents per dozen. Military suit, $17.75. Books at wholesale prices. Furniture, second-hand or new, for sale in the town. INSTRUCTION. The Course of Study is intended to give thorough and practical instruction in the five departments, assisting to give a better under- standing of : 1. Agriculture, theoretical and practical, stock-breeding, drainage and irri- gation, special crops, etc. 2. Botany, including horticulture, market gardening, arboriculture, care of greenhouses, etc. 3. Chemistry in its application to agriculture and the industries. Practice work in the laboratory. Geology and mineralogy, so far as relating to the composition of soils, mineral constituents, etc, 4. Animal life, zoology, entomology, veterinary science, human anatomy and physiology. 5. Mathematics and physics; including practical work in surveying, road- making, laying of tiles, etc. ; Meteorology in the relation of climate to crops, etc. MILITARY INSTRUCTION. Under the law by which the College was founded, instruction in military drill is required, and each student un- less physically debarred, drills under direction of a regular army officer three hours per week. ADVANTAGES. The facilities for instruction and illustration are of the best, and include a working library of 8000 volumes, properly classified and arranged ; the state collection of birds, insects, reptiles and rocks of Massa- chusetts; the Knowlton Herbarium of 10,000 species of named botanical specimens; the 1500 species and varieties of plants, types of the vegetable kingdom, cultivated in the Durfee plant bouse; the large collections and li- brary of Amherst College within easy access; a farm of 383 acres divided between the agricultural, horticultural and experimental departments, em- bracing every variety of soil, from meadow, pasturage and lowland, to swamp, hillside and woodland; a chemical laboratory, commodious and am- ply equipped, the State Agricultural Experiment Station upon the college farm, and the experiment station established under the provisions of the Hatch bill, offering splendid opportunities for observing the application of science to the problems of agriculture. Catalogues and further information can be obtained on application to the President. HENRY H. G00DELL, Amherst, Mass.
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