University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
73%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
81
Ethnicity
African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
Hispanic
6%
White
64%
Multiracial
3%
Unknown
6%
Percent of First Generation Students
22%
Student Organizations
500
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
62%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
99%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Minutemen, Minutewomen
School Colors
maroon and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Independent Northeast Region
Total Male Athletes
347
Total Female Athletes
273
Intramural Sports
47
Sports Club
52
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.12 Average Rating
There are no words. Berkshire dining commons is almost ludicrously good: you cannot go wrong because there are simply so many options. They are also very good about making their foods as healthy as possible across campus and are constantly thinking up new ways to innovate the dining experience
Stephani from Mendon, MA
There is a large variety of eating options on campus; there are dining commons like cafeterias, food courts, and little student run eating places in residence areas, all with a variety of choices and dietary needs. There is amazing vegetarian food, as well as vegan, kosher, and well marked nuts and gluten free.
Julia from Westlake Village, CA
The food and dining at The University of Massachusetts Amherst is absolutely amazing. As of last year, the university's dining was rated as one of the top ten in the nation by Princeton Review. With a large variety of cuisines from different countries (Asian, Chinese, Japanese, American, Italian etc.), there are many choices to choose from. There are four dining halls on campus: Berkshire (Southwest), Hampshire (Southwest), Franklin (Central) and Worcester (Northeast). The campus favorite is Berkshire, with the largest variety of options. From sandwiches, sushi, stir fry, pizza, salad bar, vegetarian bar, cereal and fruit and gluten free bar, there are choices for everyone!
Ashley from West Yarmouth, MA

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