Tuition & Fees

$15,887

$34,570

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
55%
500-599
27%
400-499
2%
700-800
22%
600-699
50%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
30-36
38%
24-29
52%
18-23
10%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,102
Declined + 17,820
Total Received 41,922
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Public

23,388

undergraduate students

6,952

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Finance
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 3917
ACT 1924

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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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Location

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 30,340
Established in 1863
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  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)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  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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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 (10 miles); 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
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

 
23 fraternities 9% of male students
 
14 sororities 9% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
16%
600-699
55%
500-599
27%
400-499
2%
700-800
22%
600-699
50%
500-599
27%
400-499
1%
30-36
38%
24-29
52%
18-23
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,102
Declined + 17,820
Total Received 41,922

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

James Roche
Vice Provost of Enrollment Management
P: 413 545-0222
F: 413 545-4312
mail@admissions.umass.edu

Financial Aid

86%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$17,687

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $15,887
Room & board $13,202
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $30,089
Average Financial Aid - $17,687
Total with Avg. Aid $12,402

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,057,572
State $8,087,841
Institutional $73,359,176
Other external $3,730,061
Total $109,234,650

Non-need-based

Federal $128,485
State $612,689
Institutional $25,638,774
Other external $3,035,648
Total $29,415,596

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Lauren Lamica
Interim Director of Financial Aid Services
llamica@finaid.umass.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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 Directors

Ryan Bamford (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Joan Hopkins (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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
Biomedical Engineering
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 Engineering
Environmental Science
Equine Management
Finance
Food Science
French/Francophone Studies
General Studies
Geography
Geology
Geosciences
German/Scandinavian Studies
Hispanic Literatures/Linguistics
History
Horticultural Science
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
Marine Science/Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Middle Eastern Studies
Molecular/Cell Biology
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Music
Music Education
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-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 Community Development
Sustainable Food/Farming
Sustainable Horticulture
Theatre
Turfgrass Management
Turfgrass Science/Management
University Without Walls
Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Finance
  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

30,340

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

23,388
students

Female
50%
11,653

Male
50%
11,735

23%

6,952
students

Female
50%
3,509

Male
50%
3,443

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

21,577
students

Female
50%
10,579

Male
50%
10,998

8%

1,811
students

Female
60%
1,074

Male
40%
737

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
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 Some

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 74
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kregg Strehorn
Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management
413 545-6330
strehorn@acad.umass.edu

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