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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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UMass is a highly rated public university located in Amherst Center, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 21,577 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UMass acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Psychology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Economics. Graduating 77% of students, UMass alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,800.
About University of Massachusetts - Amherst...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Independent Northeast Region
Address
374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
Website

University of Massachusetts - Amherst Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1180-1360
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,281/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,878/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,508/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,930/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,131/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,998/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.209 responses
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.233 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.231 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,577Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 129 responses
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  • There are many different people at UMass
    51%
  • Party lover but also very good students
    16%
  • Cool
    9%
  • Hard working
    8%
  • Party lover
    6%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Surprising
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.270 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.324 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 134 responses
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  • Diverse
    24%
  • The place to be
    22%
  • Enormous
    18%
  • Be on top of your game because it's huge!
    7%
  • The best place on Earth.
    7%
  • Perfect fit for academics and social life.
    7%
  • Intriguing
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.134 responses
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University of Massachusetts - Amherst Reviews

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This is my first year at UMass Amherst and so far I am loving it! I can't imagine myself anywhere else. The people are so friendly and welcoming. The food is amazing and makes the transition away from home a lot easier. The community is huge and everyone has a sense of pride about attending UMass which makes this place feel even more special. The dorms are average. Night life is to be expected from a college: the usual frat parties. Overall, I am enjoying my time here at UMass and will continue to recommend it to anyone looking for a place they belong.
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Although this school was not my first choice, I do not have any regrets attending it. Coming from a small school, I did not realize how many perks there would be from going to a larger school. I was able to make so many friends from a multitude of backgrounds as well as getting to be involved with lots of activities in and out of the campus. There were so many opportunities just waiting on campus. If one wants to get involved, this campus is perfect for that because it has endless activities. I feel like I have learned a whole lot as well through my courses. Some of the professors I had were exceptional, but there were also some professors on the opposite side of the spectrum that were quite rude and hard to work with. There are also a handful of beautiful buildings and facilities, but there were a few that were not comfortable to learn in. Food was also tremendous since UMass Amherst is the number one dining common in the country! Overall, I loved my experience on campus.
Awesome place! Very diverse, safe, and accepting. Highly recommend attending or evening visiting! I love coming to Amherst and visiting the surrounding areas. Never stepped foot on more of an intelligent, close, and loving community.