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.
NCAA Division I-FBS
Independent Northeast Region
University of Massachusetts - Amherst Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.209 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.233 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.231 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.270 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.324 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.134 responses
University of Massachusetts - Amherst Reviews
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.
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.