University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$16,439

$36,427

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
600
75th
710
25th
600
75th
33
25th
25
75th
31
25th
25
75th
32
25th
27
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 26,335
Declined 13,980
Total Received 40,315
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Public

27,365

undergraduate students

8,416

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 35,781
Established in 1863
Coeducational Coeducational

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1,463-acre campus in Amherst (population: 40,046), 20 miles from Springfield and 90 miles from Boston; 64-acre Mount Ida campus in Newton (population: 88,994). Served by bus and train (10 miles); major airport serves Hartford (50 miles). School operates transportation to consortium schools, local apartments, and surrounding towns.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
70%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
600
75th
710
25th
600
75th
33
25th
25
75th
31
25th
25
75th
32
25th
27

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 5
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 26,335
Declined 13,980
Total Received 40,315

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

73%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$10,126

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $15,791
Housing $7,462
Food $5,867
Additional fees $648
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $30,768
Average Financial Aid - $10,126
Total with Avg. Aid $20,642

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $25,851,359
State $7,400,284
Institutional $78,302,438
Other external $4,498,670
Total $116,052,751

Non-need-based

Federal $358,279
State $97,546
Institutional $32,587,885
Other external $3,257,488
Total $36,301,198

Scholarships

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Financial Aid Office


P: 413 545-0801
F: 413 545-1700
finaid@finaid.umass.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Ice hockey yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine skiing, baseball, bike racing, boxing, crew, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, paintball, parkour, polo, quidditch, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, western riding, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine skiing, bike racing, boxing, dance, dressage, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, parkour, polo, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, western riding, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, basketball, beanbag toss, broomball, dodgeball, equestrian sports, extreme dodgeball, fencing, flag football, field hockey, figure skating, flag football, floor hockey, golf, ice hockey, jujitsu, kickball, lacrosse, paintball, polo, racquetball, revolution run, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, running, run n' gun football, sailing, shotokan karate, skiing, skydiving, snowboarding, soccer, softball, speedball, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, walleyball, water polo, Wiffle ball, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic 10 Conference, FBS Independent (Football), Hockey East Association, CAA (Division I, men's lacrosse)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes yes yes
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture. yes
Animal Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other. yes
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Architectural Design. yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Astronomy. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biostatistics. yes yes
Botany/Plant Biology. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes yes
Comparative Literature. yes yes yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Crop Production. yes
Dance, General. yes
Data Science, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education, General. yes yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Environmental Health. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes
Epidemiology. yes yes
Equestrian/Equine Studies. yes
Evolutionary Biology. yes yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Food Science. yes yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes yes
General Studies. yes
Geography. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes yes yes
Health Services Administration. yes yes
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General. yes yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Horticultural Science. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Informatics. yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Journalism. yes
Labor Studies. yes
Labor and Industrial Relations. yes
Landscape Architecture. yes yes
Landscaping and Groundskeeping. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Linguistics. yes yes yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Marine Sciences. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Microbiology, General. yes yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes yes yes
Natural Resources/Conservation, General. yes yes yes
Near and Middle Eastern Studies. yes
Neuroscience. yes yes
Nursing Science. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Plant Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Polymer/Plastics Engineering. yes yes
Portuguese Language and Literature. yes
Pre-Veterinary Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Health, General. yes yes yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies. yes
School Psychology. yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Sustainability Studies. yes yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Turf and Turfgrass Management. yes yes
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant. yes yes
Women's Studies. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Public Health Sciences
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

35,781

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

27,365
students

Female
50%
13,684

Male
50%
13,681

24%

8,416
students

Female
51%
4,321

Male
49%
4,095

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

23,478
students

Female
49%
11,465

Male
51%
12,013

14%

3,887
students

Female
57%
2,219

Male
43%
1,668

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 15

Spring: October 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 86
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Pakistan
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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