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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  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 5,895 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMass Dartmouth acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 56% of students, UMass Dartmouth alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,500.
285 Old Westport Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747
Branch of
UMass System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth Rankings

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UMassD Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,152/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,951/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
15
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
14
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,895Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
946
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Outgoing
    39%
  • Hurting for cash
    30%
  • Friendly, approacable
    20%
  • Underwhelming
    5%
  • Hhh
    2%
  • Mean
    2%
  • Sheep
    2%

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.92 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Concrete
    23%
  • Interesting
    21%
  • Okay
    15%
  • Literally, concrete
    13%
  • Provides the education I need, hopefully
    10%
  • Solid
    8%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
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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I have experienced to be in an art class. The program was so tough for artist training as well as its collegiate academic skills, but that toughness is very effective for the students with its great development of any academic ability. The curriculum is also well organized to learn a new field easily.
I definitely recommend the school to all of applicants!
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Freshman students are forced to use the unlimited meal swipes "platinum" plan. While this is great since all of the freshmen will have unlimited swipes and it looks better for the college, it is the most expensive meal plan. Also, many students, myself included, never utilized it to the fullest extent simply because it is not necessary! The large price for something so underutilized is frankly a horrible setup; the price/value ratio is terrible. I would like to see more considerate and flexible meal plan options for low-income students, preferably reasonable ones.
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.

Mind the gap.