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University of Massachusetts - Amherst Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
60%
Average Housing Costs
$11,897/ year
Poll
57%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.200 responses
Poll
68%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.355 responses

Food

Campus Food
A+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,238/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 602 responses
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  • Berk
    20%
  • Hampshire
    18%
  • Blue Wall
    17%
  • Roots
    11%
  • It's all delicious!
    9%
  • There are a lot of options
    5%
  • Franklin
    5%
89%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.203 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 201 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    31%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    62%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    5%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

Safety

Safety
B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
83%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.219 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 142 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    23%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    53%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    21%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 183 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    17%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    52%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    24%
  • Not very visible.
    4%
  • We have campus police?
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 308 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    3%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    48%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    46%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    3%
Men's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Ice Hockey, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, Baseball, Lacrosse, All Track Combined, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Softball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Lacrosse, Rowing, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 220 responses
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  • First Week
    18%
  • Late Night open until 2AM
    18%
  • Lobster and Steak on Halloween
    15%
  • Hanging with friends
    14%
  • Spring Concert
    12%
  • Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse Games
    10%
  • Homecoming Football Game
    9%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 225 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    15%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    60%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    16%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    5%
  • Parties? What parties?
    4%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Blarney
    61%
  • Depends on the year, but usually Blarney
    14%
  • Halloweekend
    14%
  • Soulfest/Blackout Weekend
    6%
  • Frats or off-campus houses
    2%
  • Greek Week
    1%
  • Ive only seen halloweekend
    1%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
9%
Women in Sororities
10%
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.254 responses
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