University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$14,358

$30,103

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
54%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,453
Declined 2,170
Total Received 8,623
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Public

6,405

undergraduate students

1,749

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, founded in 1895, is a public, doctoral research university. Its 710-acre campus is located in North Dartmouth, 60 miles south of Boston.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 8,154
Established in 1895
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

710-acre campus in Dartmouth (population: 34,336), five miles from New Bedford, 30 miles east of Providence, and 60 miles from Boston; satellite campuses in Fairhaven, Dartmouth, and New Bedford. Major airport serves Boston; smaller airport and train serve Providence. School operates transportation to New Bedford for studio art courses and to Law School. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Boston, Providence
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: T.F. Green

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA
02747-2300

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
49%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Outdoor Club
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • 20 Cent Fiction
  • Relay for Life
  • American Red Cross

Top Events

  • Homecoming Weekend
  • Welcome Back Week
  • Moonlight Breakfast

Fun Facts

  • The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth began as two local textile schools. The University traces its roots to 1895, when the Massachusetts state legislature chartered the New Bedford Textile School and the Bradford Durfee Textile School in Fall River.
  • University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has a 710-acre campus, founded in 1964. The dramatic campus design was the work of architect Paul Rudolph, then dean of Yale's School of Art and Architecture.
  • The mascot for the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth dates back to 1966 when the Corsair was selected as the athletic logo. A corsair is defined as a pirate, especially formerly of the Barbary Coast, or a fast ship used for piracy.
  • Students admiring the beautiful Cherry Tree Allee at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in the spring have Dartmouth resident Lloyd MacDonald to thank. He donated the 31 trees lining the walkway.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
70%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
23%
300-399
3%
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
54%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.29

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,453
Declined 2,170
Total Received 8,623

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,938

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $13,833
Room & board $14,064
Additional fees $525
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,072
Total $30,694
Average Financial Aid - $4,938
Total with Avg. Aid $25,756

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

martial arts, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, martial arts, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Behavioral Aspects of Health
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, Other
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminology
Digital Arts
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Illustration
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Sculpture
Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish Language and Literature
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,154

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

6,405
students

Female
50%
3,217

Male
50%
3,188

21%

1,749
students

Female
54%
948

Male
46%
801

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

5,465
students

Female
49%
2,659

Male
51%
2,806

15%

940
students

Female
60%
558

Male
40%
382

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

500

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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