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University of Massachusetts Amherst
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  • 4 Year
  • AMHERST, MA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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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 22,539 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMass acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Psychology, Economics, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 84% of students, UMass alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,200.

About

374 WHITMORE BUILDING 181 PRESIDENTS DR
AMHERST, MA 01003
Branch of
UMass System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Independent Northeast Region

University of Massachusetts Amherst Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

UMass Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1250-1460
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,291 / 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
$10,662 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 217 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 326 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 324 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
19
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
16
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    87%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,539 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,692
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 221 responses
  • There are many different people at UMass
    55%
  • Party lover but also very good students
    17%
  • Cool
    7%
  • Hard working
    7%
  • Party lover
    5%
  • Liberal
    4%
  • Surprising
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 363 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 417 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 227 responses
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Enormous
    20%
  • The place to be
    15%
  • Perfect fit for academics and social life.
    12%
  • Be on top of your game because it's huge!
    7%
  • The best place on Earth.
    5%
  • Number one
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 137 responses

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