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University of Massachusetts (UMass)

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    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


The University of Massachusetts is a public university, established in the year 1963 and is the only public research system university in Massachusetts. It is commonly known as UMass and the university has around 5 campuses, which are located in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester.

The university is well known for providing various facilities and services to its students, in order to assist them in shaping their careers, services, and facilities such as financial aid, career services, yellow ribbon programs, veterans, and military programs, and many more.

The Amherst campus has over 1,463 acres of land, which has over 1,300 academic staff dedicated to providing quality education, the flagship campus has over 30,340 students currently enrolled in the university. The student-faculty ratio of the university is 17:1. The total population of the university is 73,000 enrolled across 5 campuses.

The University of Massachusetts - Amherst, is a nationally-ranked public research university which offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The university sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston, and 175 miles from New York City.

The university is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

The university established its online branch in hopes of offering high-quality, affordable, nationally, and internationally recognized e-education. The university offers a wide range of programs, out which most of the programs are 100% online, while some of the programs offered by the university are the combination of both the traditional educational setting, along with the advanced online learning.

The university is dedicated to providing high-quality education beyond its 5 campuses and national boundaries.

  • The university offers a wide variety of online programs, which includes various Associate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degree programs, along with various certification programs. The university is regarded as one of the best online colleges in Massachusets.

  • The programs offered by the university are accredited.

  • The university allows the students the convenience of transfer of credits.

  • The Spire is an online platform for the students of the university, that works as the information system for the students, the online application provides access to various facilities.

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Location & Contact






374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive


The rankings and reviews regarding the university suggest that the university is one of the best on-campus as well as the online educational institution in the United States of America. Few rankings and reviews are listed below.

  • The university is ranked 70th in ‘National Universities’.

  • It is ranked 37th in the list of ‘Best Colleges for Veterans’.

  • Ranked 79th in the list of the ‘Best Value Schools’.

  • Ranked 26th in ‘Top Public Schools’.

  • It is ranked 73rd in the list of ‘High School Counselor Rankings’.

  • It is ranked 59th in the list of ‘Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs’.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Oct

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1200 - 1390



  • ACT Range

    26 - 31

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Compared to the national average acceptance rate of 67%, the acceptance rate at UMass is 60%, which means that admissions at UMass are fairly competitive. The university accepts an average SAT score in the range of 1200-1390. UMass typically requires applicants to be in the top 24% of all the students who take the SATs. The average ACT score required to get admission in UMass falls in the range of 26-31, which is a range that falls in the top 18% nationally.

Applicants can learn more about specific admission requirements on the admissions page here.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Total One Year Cost


The University of Massachusetts is a prestigious public research and land-grant university and hence, the annual cost to attend the university is higher than an average public school in the country. The average cost to attend the university annually comes up to $51,114 for an out-of-state on-campus student and around $31,793 for an in-state on-campus student.

We have broken down and simplified the costs in the Cost of Attendance section for your perusal.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Psychology, General

    462 Graduates

  • Economics

    430 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    298 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    289 Graduates

  • Public Health

    259 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    250 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    241 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    238 Graduates

  • Public Health

    259 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    250 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    241 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    238 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    226 Graduates

  • Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

    213 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    209 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    202 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    175 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    170 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    166 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    163 Graduates

  • Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

    163 Graduates

  • Marketing

    155 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    139 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    134 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    132 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    130 Graduates

  • Sociology

    129 Graduates

  • Journalism

    110 Graduates

  • Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

    101 Graduates

  • Architectural Sciences and Technolo...

    100 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    89 Graduates

  • History

    85 Graduates

  • Agricultural Production Operations

    79 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    78 Graduates

  • Nutrition Sciences

    78 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    72 Graduates

  • Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

    66 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    64 Graduates

  • Physics

    54 Graduates

  • Animal Sciences

    52 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    52 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    46 Graduates

  • International Relations and Nationa...

    45 Graduates

  • Social Work

    44 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    41 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    40 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    36 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    36 Graduates

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

    35 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    34 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    31 Graduates

  • Music

    31 Graduates

  • Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

    30 Graduates

  • Food Science and Technology

    30 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    28 Graduates

  • East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

    28 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    24 Graduates

  • Industrial Engineering

    24 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    22 Graduates

  • Plant Sciences

    22 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    21 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, Other

    21 Graduates

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

    20 Graduates

  • Environmental Design

    19 Graduates

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

    18 Graduates

  • Education, General

    18 Graduates

  • Classics and Classical Languages, L...

    17 Graduates

  • Public Policy Analysis

    16 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    15 Graduates

  • Biotechnology

    13 Graduates

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

    12 Graduates

  • Landscape Architecture

    10 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, General

    10 Graduates

  • Agricultural and Domestic Animal Se...

    9 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    9 Graduates

  • Materials Sciences

    9 Graduates

  • Dance

    8 Graduates

  • Marine Sciences

    7 Graduates

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

    6 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    5 Graduates

  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

93% / 7%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$78,425 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available

Not applicable

Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

Minutemen, Minutewomen

School Colors

maroon and white

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Independent Northeast Region

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country


Ice Hockey



Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country


Field Hockey




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field

Campus Security

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At UMA, $13,004 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. University of Massachusetts-Amherst has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at UMA costs around $5,558 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 50% male and 50% female students.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$11,000 - $27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$114 - $280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


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Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The aim of the university is to provide education beyond its boundaries and to provide high-quality education. Since acquiring education can be quite expensive for various students around the world, the university along with various other institutions offer financial assistance to the eligible students, based on various factors.

The financial aids are offered in various forms, such as loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs, and to avail, the financial assistance students must fill the FAFSA form. The University Of Massachusetts federal school code is 002221.

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