60%

Acceptance Rate

$9,694

Avg.Financial Aid

002221

FAFSA Code

About University of Massachusetts (UMass)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

30,593

Website

www.umass.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

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

Not applicable

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

Yes

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

Address

374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4135450111
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

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’.

Admissions

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.

60%

SAT Range

1200 - 1390

ACT Range

26 - 31

Application Fee

$80

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

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.

$22,927

Average Annual Cost

$16,389

Books And Supplies

$1,000

Other Fees

$1,400

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

$13,004

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,400

Total One Year Cost

$31,793

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

17:1

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

91%

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

31%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$5,703

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

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

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

23,515

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

23%

Full-time

93%

Part-time

7%

Students Gender

Male

50%

US National: 44%

Female

50%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

62% White

6% Unknown

5% Black

7% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

7% Non Resident alien

10% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

20%

Out Of State

70%

In State

10%

Foreign

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

Housing

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

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

60%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,068/year

Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available

Not applicable

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,558/year

Athletes

Division 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

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$41,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$51,400/year

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

$0$100,000

$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.

82%

Average Aid Per Year

$9,694

Students Receiving Federal Grants

22%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,970

Students Receiving State Aid

23%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,793

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

82%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,869

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$17,493

$30K - $48K

$16,184

$48K - $75K

$12,540

$75K - $110K

$6,837

> $110K

$2,327

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,537,217

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$32,402,675

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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