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University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
20,791
Total Undergrads
Including 1,552 Part-time
4,563
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 9 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Mid-American Conference

  • Football

Atlantic 10 Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

9
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $172,219)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $102,044)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 83 140 - -
Baseball 32 - Yes -
Basketball 16 23 - Yes
Field Hockey - 27 - Yes
Football 98 - - Yes
Ice Hockey 30 - Yes Yes
Lacrosse 41 29 Yes -
Rowing - 59 Yes -
Soccer 27 26 - Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 29 33 - -
Tennis - 12 - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Volleyball - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.9%
Hispanic 4.5%
Non-resident alien 5.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.0%
Two or more races 1.6%
White/non-Hispanic 65.5%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 11%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 999 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 8
Drug Law Violation 56
Liquor Law Violation 371
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 80
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ashley from West Yarmouth, MA
  • 4
  • The dorm life is split into five different regional areas on campus: Southwest, Central, Northeast, Orchard Hill, North and Sylvan. Generally, students live on campus for the first two years…

  • Oct-27-2012 Read More
  • Stephani from Mendon, MA
  • 5
  • Once again, just be honest with yourself and with who you are. The reputations about the different sections of campus are true; people do tend to fall into patterns of…

  • May-14-2012 Read More
  • Julia from Westlake Village, CA
  • 4
  • Dorm life is awesome freshman year when everyone wants to make new friends, but after that everyone is set with friends and don't really try to meet new people. However,…

  • Dec-27-2012 Read More
  • Sarah from Danvers, MA
  • 5
  • dorm life is great. it is not at all crazy and students have plenty of space to either get their work done in either their rooms or common areas. all…

  • Mar-12-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Anon
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Amazing food for college. If you want the best food, live in South West. The two newly renovated DC's are there; Hamp and Berk. Frank is next to central, and is good, but not as new. Worcester is good too, and is next to North East. Also, there are a ton of other food venues to go to, and Baby Berk and Baby Berk 2 are always roaming around on campus if youre hungry.

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  • 4
  • Caroline from NH
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Lots of options- gluten free, vegetarian, etc. I think the food here is pretty great in comparison to a lot of other colleges.

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  • 4
  • Megan from Ayer, MA
  • Apr-26-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are many choices and the food is good. It is more of a buffet style but there are a lot of options for whatever you want.

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  • 5
  • James from Sudbury, MA
  • Mar-22-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at UMass is the best of any college, the dining staff are friendly and constantly come up with new and exciting meals

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  • 5
  • Gabrielle from Charlton, MA
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Umass Is the best in the country! Literally.. they win awards all the time. Whether you want made to order stir fry or fresh salmon their is something for everybody! We even get full steamed lobsters on special occasions! You will never go hungry at Umass. From healthy to yummy they have everything.

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  • 5
  • Hannah from Scituate, MA
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    I really can not get enough of my school's food. Even though I had my fears of the freshman fifteen, I managed to eat healthy. There are so many tasty and yet, smart choices to eat for each meal of the day.

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  • 5
  • Marie from Hazlet, NJ
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Oh man. The food is delicious, and there are many options for people on various diets -- vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, etc. UMass has been awarded by US News and World Report on their food, and they take pride in knowing what our opinion of it is. You will not go hungry here!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Chely from Bedford, MA
  • Oct-15-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not personally involved but I hear everybody who is really enjoys it here. It is not as serious as some schools down south.

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  • 0
  • Megan from Ayer, MA
  • Apr-26-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There appears to being many different groups so it appears to be available.

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  • 0
  • Marie from Hazlet, NJ
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is visible, but in no way does it at all dominate the UMass culture. More people are not in Greek life than those who are here.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Brockton, MA
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Many greek organizations located on and off campus, ranging from marching band sororities and fraternities, to social justice organizations.

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  • 0
  • Erica from Boston, MA
  • Oct-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Speaking from experience, greek life is what you make it. It can be a wonderful experience where you meet interesting and life-long friends and have the time of your life. But it is a serious time commitment (that is often overlooked) and you have to be able to prioritize your life and be willing to make sacrifices. You also have to put school first, otherwise grades can suffer.

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  • 0
  • Nicole from Windsor, CT
  • Oct-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is present but it's not a huge part of campus. If you want to be involved there are several fraternities and sororities on campus and a lot of them have their own houses.

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