• Address: 374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

  • Phone Number: (413) 545-0111

  • Website: http://www.umassonline.net

About

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 18:1.

  • The total population of the university is 73,000 enrolled across 5 campuses.

  • The UMass Medical School offers health science programs at the university.


Online Education at Umass

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.


Reviews

  • The university has one of the best infrastructures, great faculty, excellent programs, overall I never regretted attending this university.

  • The online programs offered by the school are great, the learning experience with this university has been awesome.

  • Faculties at the university are extremely friendly and are always available to guide their student and help them succeed.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Public

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Headquartered at

Boston, Massachusetts

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002221

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Institutional Accreditation

CIHE

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Programmatic Accreditation

AACSB, NCATE, CCNE, ACEN

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.umassonline.net, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). Few programs offered by the university are programmatically accredited.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Business Management and related programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

  • Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

  • Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 18: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 91 % Part Time: 50 %
Total Population 30,037
Student Population Full Time: 23,746 Part Time: 6,291
Gender Division Male: 51 % Female: 49 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 74 %

The College Monk

Female: 78 %

Total Graduation Rate: 76 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

University of Massachusetts (UMass) offers 179 online programs across 27 Majors

Accounting

Offering 5 programs accross 3 degrees

Business Management

Offering 40 programs accross 5 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 9 programs accross 4 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 14 programs accross 5 degrees

Paralegal Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 24 programs accross 5 degrees

Nursing

Offering 6 programs accross 3 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Health Science

Offering 15 programs accross 5 degrees

Engineering

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Literature

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

History

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 5 programs accross 3 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 6 programs accross 3 degrees

Human Services

Offering 8 programs accross 3 degrees

Sociology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Arts

Offering 7 programs accross 4 degrees

Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Law

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Homeland Security

Offering 7 programs accross 4 degrees

Design

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Political Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

University of Massachusetts (UMass) Acceptance Rate is 60%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $80
Graduate Application Fee $75

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 40,822
Total Applicants Admitted 24,364
Applicants Enrolled 4,679
Full time Applicants Enrolled 4,672
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 7
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

University of Massachusetts (UMass) Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 3,919
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,296
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 84%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 28%
SAT Math 595 average 550 - 640 range
SAT Critical Reading 625 average 580 - 670 range
ACT Composite 27 average 25 - 30 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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.

The table below displays the list of scholarships, federal aids, and institutional aids available for the students.

Scholarships Federal Aid Institutional Aid
Fullbright Scholarships Pell Grant The Gates Millennium Scholarship
Rhodes Scholarships TEACH Grant City of Boston Scholarship Fund
Goldwater Scholarships Direct Subsidized Loan Grace K. Fey Scholarship
Mitchell Scholarships Federal Work-Study Charles D. Baker II Scholarship

The Military Aids are also available for the students such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Tuition Assistance Program.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,428 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $470 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $470 Undergraduate or Graduate. 3.25 CGPA. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,755 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,755 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $15,848 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time Dependent students June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
The Gates Millennium Scholarship Varies Demonstrate financial need. Undergraduate or Graduate. Varies
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships Varies Servicemen of U.S. Air Force or U.S. Army. Varies
City of Boston Scholarship Fund $2,500 Outstanding Boston residents Financial needs Good academic standing with school Varies
Charles D. Baker II Scholarship Varies Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above Enrolled as a full-time student Permanent resident of Massachusetts and United States Citizen March 1st, 2019
Grace K. Fey Scholarship Varies Currently enrolled full-time at one of the UMass campuses Permanent resident of Massachusetts Current matriculated sophomore Overall GPA of 3.5 earned at UMass March 1st, 2019

Data Source: http://www.umassonline.net, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $12,184 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Undergraduate students Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $3,573 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Graduate students Varies

Data Source: http://www.umassonline.net, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $9,639
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,975
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,823
$75,001 - $110,000 $20,963
Over $110,000 $25,743

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 22% $4,154
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 84% $8,572
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 19% $4,834
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 65% $7,797
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 55% $7,657
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 54% $5,374
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 20,093
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 331 $10,791
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 239 $11,792
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 92 $8,188

Data Source: http://www.umassonline.net, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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