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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Graduate School
  • AMHERST, MA

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UMass is a public graduate school in Amherst Center, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 7,078 graduate students. Of the 84 graduate programs offered at University of Massachusetts - Amherst, 8 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University of Massachusetts - Amherst are Business, Computer Science, and Accounting. 64% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
7,078
Part-Time Grad Students
4,519
Research Assistants
911
Teaching Assistants
1,420
Racial Diversity
  • White
    51.4%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    25.3%
  • Asian
    6.5%
  • Unknown
    5.4%
  • Hispanic
    5%
  • African American
    4.4%
  • Multiracial
    1.8%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
Which word or phrase best describes the students at your graduate school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Driven
    8%
  • Down-to-earth
    15%
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Intellectual
    15%
  • n.a
    15%
  • Social Justice Space Cadets
    8%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 11 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    9%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    27%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    45%
  • Transformative and personally enriching
    9%
  • useless
    9%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
54%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 13 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 13 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree in total?
Based on 13 responses
  • Less than $25,000
    15%
  • $25,000 - $50,000
    38%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    31%
  • More than $100,000
    15%
Poll
How much do you make post-graduation?
Based on 13 responses
  • Less than $50,000
    23%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    8%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    8%
  • $125,000 - $150,000
    8%
  • Did not graduate yet
    54%
62%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 13 responses

Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$45,098
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,297
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$350,600
National
$229,800

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