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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 5,790 undergraduate students. The UMass - Dartmouth acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 48% of students, UMass - Dartmouth alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,500.
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
Branch of
UMass System
Website

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
84%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,184/ 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
$8,250/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

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.74 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,790Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
973
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    37%
  • Hurting for cash
    26%
  • Friendly, approacable
    17%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Underwhelming
    4%
  • Hhh
    2%
  • Mean
    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.88 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Concrete
    24%
  • Interesting
    21%
  • Okay
    16%
  • Literally, concrete
    12%
  • Provides the education I need, hopefully
    10%
  • Solid
    9%
  • Amazing
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ 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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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.
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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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My experience here at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been pretty great for my first year. The professors that I have had so far have been accommodating, generous and overall very well versed in their field. They understand that students sometimes have personal issues outside of school. The people here are kind and more than willing to help a confused freshman. Even the neighborhood around the campus has an unlimited amount of stores and restaurants available whenever we need them. There is only one reason why my review is not five stars, and that would be the dining hall. I think it could use a lot of improvement in terms of allergy awareness. A lot of the food is stuffed with fillings and there aren't signs as to what is in the filling. Lots of the food is sometimes overcooked or undercooked as well. The only thing I would say would be to have better allergy awareness. But overall I am definitely glad that I chose to attend the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.