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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public, land-grant institution. Founded in 1863, it is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation. Within its nine schools and colleges, the university offers bachelor's degrees in more than 85 areas, as well as associate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Through its membership in the Five Colleges Consortium, students can enroll at no extra charge in courses at nearby Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. Its 1,463-acre campus is located in Amherst, 90 miles west of Boston.

Website: www.umass.edu/

Public
Co-ed
24,209
Undergraduate
Students
(49.9%) 12,080 Women
(50.1%) 12,129 Men
7,141
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 42,157 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.90
SAT Math
655 average
600-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
635 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
26-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,872
Out-of-state: $52,193
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,389
Out-of-state: $35,710
Room and Board
$13,598
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$17,787
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$31,755
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,461
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
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Campus Life

Amherst Population
34,874
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
62% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Minuteman
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.4% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
8.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.9% White
5.8% Unknown
International Students
7.2% from 86 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
70.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.6%
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