University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Amherst

Amherst, MA

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Overview

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 777-degree programs and 72 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 61%. The most popular test is SAT - 87% of students submitted it in comparison to 27% of students who submitted ACT. 50% are women, and 50% are men. 7% percents of international students. University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is 18819$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $17843 and $26800 per year. 74% of full-time University of Massachusetts-Amherst students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $49,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$18,819
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Massachusetts-Amherst students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,064
$30,001 - $48,000$12,008
$48,001 - $75,000$15,611
$75,001 - $110,000$21,127
$110,001+$24,338

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6442

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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21%

Types of financial aids

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15447 of University of Massachusetts-Amherst undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 69 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Massachusetts-Amherst number 5 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at University of Massachusetts-Amherst awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
99.69%
$16,785
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$15,706
$48,001 - $75,000
98.02%
$11,630
$75,001 - $110,000
88.97%
$5,712
$110,001+
71.32%
$2,098

Salary After Attending

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$49,300

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

10%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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74%
ABOVE AVERAGE

University of Massachusetts-Amherst graduation rate is above the national average.

74% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Massachusetts-Amherst completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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61%

In comparison to National Average

University of Massachusetts-Amherst acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 2% only.

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61%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so University of Massachusetts-Amherst acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 5% only.

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61%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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20%

Total

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20%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

91%

Part-time retention rate

67%

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst full-time retention rate is 91% and part-time retention rate is 67%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Massachusetts-Amherst students submitting SAT scores

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87%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1130 - 1310

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 550 - 640
Math: 580 - 670
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Massachusetts-Amherst students submitting ACT scores

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27%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
25 - 30

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

18:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

2409
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7%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In University of Massachusetts-Amherst the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Massachusetts-Amherst and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Massachusetts.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 374 Whitmore Administration Building address in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of Massachusetts-Amherst with 0.32% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 777 programs in total: 243 are for Bachelor's degree, 237 - for Master's degree, 156 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 75 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 42 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 18 are Associate's degree.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. University of Massachusetts-Amherst is one of the few institutions in Massachusetts that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 72 distance education programs that are offered in the University of Massachusetts-Amherst: 27 are for Bachelor's degree, 18 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 15 - for Master's degree, 6 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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University of Massachusetts-Amherst provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 23013 students with 690394 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 4933 with 88799 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 204 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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Overall Rating:

Great school my aunt works here

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My favorite place in the world. Where I met the best people alive and learned the lessons I’d carry with me for life.

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i went here for the 4-h dairy academy over the summer, and we stayed at one of the dorm buildings. It was a fantastic experience! The campus food there was award-winning I heard and it tasted amazing. I loved the beautiful campus. I would definitely recommend this college for me and you!

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Great location for students who like outdoor activities. Big campus and nice facilities. They have the best food you will find at any college.

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Overall Rating:

Enjoyed my time here and attending was one of the best decisions of my life. The education and staff are world-class and the value is incredible. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Location & Website

Address: 374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +4135450111

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: umass.edu

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