University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA, USA
4.12 Average Rating

The largest public university in New England, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is the original campus in the UM System. UMass is a land-grant university with the “Highest Research Activity" and the U.S. News & World Report ranks the UMass Amherst campus as #26 in National Universities. The university is committed to inclusion and features an LGBTQ Center, as well as a Women's Center, on top of the 100 academic courses on diversity-related topics. The campus is home to the Institute of Applied Life Sciences and the Center of Data Science, and all students can take advantage of the nationally-ranked online education. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
73%
Out-Of-State Students
19%
22%
Submitting ACT
87%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1226
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
30,340
Total Number of Undergrads
23,388
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
28%
40-99 Students
15%
100+ Students
8%
0
100
63%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
76%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,740
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$16,278
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$35,599
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,598
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
84%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,687
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
84%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,970
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,869

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
55%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,657
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$248
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
52%
48%
Student Organizations
587
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
62%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
The Minutemen
School Colors
Red/Black/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Independent Northeast Region

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
Springfield
New York
San Francisco
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
77%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,400
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What Students Are Saying

4.12 Average Rating
Due to the wide range of educational opportunities--whether those are research-based, scientific, liberal, political or extra curricular--The University of Massachusetts Amherst ensures that there's a niche designated for every type of student. With an extremely large population, the University's strengths are not specified towards one group of students, but rather spread across the board to accommodate all students. With academic assistance, guidance, career services, internship assistance and an extremely professional and interpersonal staff of employees, The University of Massachusetts Amherst will keep your story alive, opening the doors to an enlightening college experience.
Ashley from West Yarmouth, MA
This is my home. UMASS Amherst is unlike any place I have seen because it is this massive city cradled in a gorgeous, mountain-crested valley. Also, even though the campus is massive, you don't feel anything less than at home in your niche: U R UMASS.
Stephani from Mendon, MA
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a large and diverse campus with endless opportunities and resources. This school benefits students who can take the initiative to take advantage of these resources. UMass is a liberal arts college with a traditional university experience.
Julia from Westlake Village, CA

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