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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
UMass - Dartmouth is a public university located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,011 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMass - Dartmouth acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 48% of students, UMass - Dartmouth alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,500.
About University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
285 Old Westport Rd
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
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University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth 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
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1130
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,898/ 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
    $12,965/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,747/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,982/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,467/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,769/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,011Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
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  • Outgoing
    44%
  • Hurting for cash
    26%
  • Friendly, approacable
    18%
  • Underwhelming
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Mean
    3%
  • Sheep
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.81 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Concrete
    25%
  • Interesting
    24%
  • Okay
    16%
  • Literally, concrete
    10%
  • Provides the education I need, hopefully
    10%
  • Solid
    10%
  • Amazing
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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The professors in general are incredible! College academics are more or less the same where-ever you go. The university more or less lacks a party scene as well as a focus on sports and athletics. The surrounding area is lack-luster with little to nothing to do, the majority of students commute leaving the campus empty on the weekends. Campus food is campus food, not great, not horrible but universally overpriced (thanks chartwells!). The campus has a love crime rate, however, every year someone breaks a hip, arm, rip, or leg on the absolutely horrific archeticually designed and poorly maintained stairs.

All UmassD stairs are rather narrow, oddly shallow, and have a hallow space between each step, not to mention the strangely all turn at a 45 degree angle every six steps.

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If you are looking for an affordable option for your undergraduate career, UMass Dartmouth should be on your list. There are a lot of majors to choose from, and the class sizes range greatly providing you with flexibility in choosing classes based on your preferences. You’ll receive regular communications regarding on campus events and any emergencies that occur. There are also a lot of clubs and student run events in which you can participate. The meal options could use some improvement to focus more on health conscious options and more variety. During your time at UMass, you’ll meet other students from all over the globe, as the diversity is pretty good. Finally, regarding the professors, it is imperative that you consider forming a good relationship with them as they can be a great resource for you when you’re looking for internship opportunities or even just looking to have some questions answered on the classwork.
Your experience at UMD is very much dependent on you; your major, attitude, abilities, etc. The Psychology department is poorly organized making it seemingly impossible to fit in all requirements, but there are a few diamond in the rough professors that make it worth it! Greek life here is completely different from any notion you may have. Very welcoming, strong, supportive community. Get involved - it's really what you make it!