University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in North Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth offers 399-degree programs and 39 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 77%. The most popular test is SAT - 96% of students submitted it in comparison to 10% of students who submitted ACT. 51.2% are women, and 48.8% are men. 7% percents of international students. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is 15919$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $16451 and $25885 per year. 48% of full-time University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $45,900, 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-Dartmouth 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.


By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,248
$30,001 - $48,000$11,657
$48,001 - $75,000$15,408
$75,001 - $110,000$19,282

Admission considerations


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


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7609

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


4945 of University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 69 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth number 29 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 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
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


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

Students services


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

Credit for military training

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

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


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-Dartmouth.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

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 providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

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


University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth graduation rate is below the national average.

48% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 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 index doesn’t consider 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 perception. 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

5 : 1

Admission considerations


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


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • 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.


In comparison to National Average

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 14%.


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-Dartmouth acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 11%.


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.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth full-time retention rate is 75% and part-time retention rate is 43%.

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 counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates 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-Dartmouth students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1350 - 1680

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 450 - 560
Math: 470 - 570
Writing: 430 - 550

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

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


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 25

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

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 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



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


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

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 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 285 Old Westport Rd address in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.


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-Dartmouth with 0.85% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are arson, burglary, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth offers 399 programs in total: 147 are for Bachelor's degree, 114 - for Master's degree, 72 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 30 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 15 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 12 - for Post-master's certificate, and 3 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state, with one of the highest number of Postbaccalaureate certificate. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is one of the few institutions in Massachusetts that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 39 distance education programs that are provided in the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth: 15 are for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for Master's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


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.


University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 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 6684 students with 200532 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1116 with 20091 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 197 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

A great option if you're going in for engineering, nursing, or law. I'm a CS major and all my professors have been stellar, both fair and challenging. As others have stated the arts department has been underfunded for a while, so I would recommend somewhere else for arts.The food at the main dining area, the marketplace, is mediocre (could be worse, there's always diy waffles and a panini press). The other dining place that most students go to is Birch and they're actually pretty good. I would recommend getting bronze or no meal plan after your first year. Campus is medium size, not too big not too small. There's a nearby mall and a bus that goes there frequently for free, and an off campus arts building (Star Store) which also has a bus that goes to it for free every hour (if you go in for arts some classes are held there, about a 15-20 minute bus ride over). If you take the bus to the Star Store you can easily walk around New Bedford which can be fun.All in all I've had a great time here as a Comp Sci major.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID IN GOING HERE!!!!!!!! it may seem like an awesome place to go to school but in reality it is far from it. Unfortunately the staff whether it be at the registration office or at the umass pass office are absolutely awful. One women screwed up my housing so bad that I wasn't able to get into my dorm with my keycard for 2 months!! it took over 6 visits just to keep reminding her it wasn't working. The advisors here are terrible once you pass sophomore year ESPECIALLY in the business school. Every teacher is foreign and many lack communication skills with very broken English. The food is terrible to the point where buying a meal plan is pointless and a waste of money. The dorms are awful with constant wifi outages and the facilities are always dirty. I have found a hypodermic needle inside one of the bathrooms in the LARTS building. Then on top of everything there is a ridiculous ticketing issue where cars with decals are ticketed for not having decals for no reason. Oh and did I mention how all the dorms have the heat stuck on year round? This university never ceases to amaze me on how much my tuition goes to waste and how much of a cesspool the campus is. Thank you Umass Dartmouth for providing a terrible college experience. I will never forget how dirty this campus is and how little the staff actually care about you. I hope to god this university closes its doors in the future because of how much this campus feels like a scam. Most importantly thank you for highering a staff full of Pylons!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The campus is neither too big nor too small. It's fairly easy to get around on foot. However I personally find the architectural style to be quite visually unpleasant. Having to look at the brutalist concrete facades of the buildings on a daily basis, you will start to feel unwell walking on campus after a while. One thing makes up for this is the cozy indoor area of the Claire T.Carney library, which offers a wide range of books, resources and also a coffee store inside. Located in the outer area of New Bedford, accessibility is also a good thing one can say about Umass Darthmouth.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

If you're not an engineer or a nurse there are other places you should look into. Lots of focus on getting money from the students and the state but not enough focus on learning. Lots of red tape, programs for non-engineering/nursing/law students underfunded and thrown to the wayside. Best example is the new law building which went up in no time, while the Liberal Arts building is from the 70s and the roof leaks. Stairs and walkways are falling apart and exposed rusty rebar can be seen all around campus, those with physical disabilities often have trouble navigating the school. Wish they would focus on students more, but this place really is a cash grab and if you're thinking of coming here for liberal arts or design I would suggest expanding your search elsewhere.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

One of my favorite places to be... spent two years @UMassD, and of course, enjoyed the every moment in the campus as well as outside. New Bedford area is pretty beautiful to hang out, Boston is not that far from you. Love it for many reasons!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 285 Old Westport Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5089998000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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