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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
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  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 B+

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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 22,212 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMass acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Psychology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Economics. Graduating 83% of students, UMass alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,200.

About

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

University of Massachusetts Amherst Rankings

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UMass Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1200-1390
ACT Range
27-32
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
$22,505 / 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
$10,892 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

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. 209 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 255 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 253 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
17
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
14
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    87%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,212 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,021
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 149 responses
  • There are many different people at UMass
    54%
  • Party lover but also very good students
    17%
  • Cool
    8%
  • Hard working
    7%
  • Party lover
    5%
  • Liberal
    3%
  • Surprising
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 292 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 346 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 155 responses
  • Diverse
    23%
  • The place to be
    19%
  • Enormous
    16%
  • Perfect fit for academics and social life.
    12%
  • Be on top of your game because it's huge!
    8%
  • The best place on Earth.
    7%
  • Intriguing
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 134 responses

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