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Tuition & Fees

$14,171

$30,504

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,804
Declined + 14,379
Total Received 37,183
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1  :  17

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Management
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School Facts

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, founded in 1863, is a public, coeducational Carnegie Very High Research institution and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts five-campus system. Its 1,463-acre campus is located in Amherst, 90 miles from Boston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 28,635
Established in 1863
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Codes

SAT 3917
ACT 1924

Social Networks

Public

22,252

undergraduate students

6,383

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
39%
500-599
44%
400-499
8%
700-800
16%
600-699
49%
500-599
33%
400-499
2%
30-36
27%
24-29
61%
18-23
12%
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Amherst, MA

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Fun Facts

  • At 26 stories W.E.B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the tallest library in the country.
  • To start the fall 2012 semester, University of Massachusetts Amherst cooked and served 6,700 pounds of seafood stew--a world record! The previous year, they broke the record for the world's largest stir-fry, which weighed in at two tons.

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Amherst, MA

1,463-acre campus in Amherst (population: 37,819), 20 miles from Springfield and 90 miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Hartford (50 miles). School operates transportation to consortium schools, local apartments, and surrounding towns.

University of Massachusetts Amherst
37 Mather Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9313

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
22 fraternities 8% of male students
 
18 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
39%
500-599
44%
400-499
8%
700-800
16%
600-699
49%
500-599
33%
400-499
2%
30-36
27%
24-29
61%
18-23
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Niether
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 22,804
Declined + 14,379
Total Received 37,183

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Kevin Kelly
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 413 545-0222
F: 413 545-4312
mail@admissions.umass.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,171
Room $6,442
Board $5,586
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $27,199
Average Financial Aid - $15,526
Total with Avg. Aid $11,673

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,526

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,146,091
State $6,089,103
Institutional $54,477,543
Other external $3,944,206
Total $88,656,943

Non-need-based

Federal $805
State $131,642
Institutional $9,845,591
Other external $2,430,954
Total $12,408,992

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference (Division I), MAC (Division I, Football FBS), Hockey East Association (Division I), CAA (Men's Lacrosse, DI)
Mascot
Minutemen, Minutewomen
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Afro-American Studies
Animal Biotechnology/Biomedical
Animal Biotechnology/Biomedical Sciences
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Arboriculture/Community Forest Management
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Astronomy
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Building/Construction Technology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Chinese Language/Literature
Civil Engineering
Classics
Classics/Philosophy
Communication
Communication Disorders
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Computer Systems Engineering
Creative Writing
Dance
Design
Earth Systems
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Management
English
Environmental Conservation
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Equine Management
Finance
Food Science
French/Francophone Studies
General Studies
Geography
Geology
Geosciences
German/Scandinavian Studies
Hispanic Literatures/Linguistics
History
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Individual Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering/Operations Research
Italian Studies
Japanese
Japanese Language/Literature
Journalism
Judaic Studies
Kinesiology
Labor Studies
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Contracting
Latin/Classical Humanities
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Linguistics/Anthropology
Linguistics/Chinese
Linguistics/German
Linguistics/Japanese
Linguistics/Philosophy
Linguistics/Portuguese
Linguistics/Psychology
Linguistics/Russian
Linguistics/Spanish
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Science/Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Middle Eastern Studies
Molecular/Cell Biology
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Music
Natural Resources Conservation
Neuroscience/Behavior
Nursing
Nutrition
Operations/Information Management
Organismic/Evolutionary Biology
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Biology
Plant/Soil Sciences
Plant/Soil/Insect Sciences
Political Science
Polymer Science/Engineering
Portuguese
Pre-Dental
Pre-Medical
Pre-Veterinary
Psychology
Public Health Sciences
Public Policy
Public Policy/Administration
Regional Planning
Resource Economics
Russian/Eastern European Studies
School Psychology
Science/Interdepartmental
Social Thought/Political Economy
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
Studio Arts
Sustainability Science
Sustainable Food/Farming
Sustainable Horticulture
Theatre
Turfgrass Management
Turfgrass Science/Management
University Without Walls
Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Undergraduate

78%

22,252
students

Female
49%
10,909

Male
51%
11,343

Graduate

22%

6,383
students

Female
51%
3,239

Male
49%
3,144

undergraduateFull-time

92%

20,684
students

Female
49%
9,980

Male
51%
10,704

undergraduatePart-time

8%

1,568
students

Female
60%
929

Male
40%
639

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

Spring: October 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Korea
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Richard Yam
Foreign Student/Scholar Advisor
413 545-0281
ryam@ipo.umass.edu

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