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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA
UMassachusetts at Dartmouth, founded in 1895, is a public, comprehensive institution. With five professional colleges - business, engineering, visual and performing arts, nursing, and arts and sciences - UMASS Dartmouth offers more than 40 majors to 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Publicly supported, the university provides affordable professional and preprofessional options as well as a variety of cocurricular activities, organizations and athletic programs. Its contemporary 710-acre campus is located in North Dartmouth in southeastern Massachusetts, 60 miles south of Boston.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,999
   Women 3,444 (49.2%)
   Men 3,555 (50.8%)
Graduate Students 1,648
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 76% of 8,211 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.21 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 518 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 504 average
450-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $28,430
Out-of-state: $42,715
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $13,188
Out-of-state: $27,473
  Room and Board $12,470
Average Percent of Need Met 85%
Average Freshman Award $16,917
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 392
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
North Dartmouth Population 34,032
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston, Providence
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 78% of freshmen, 56% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Corsair
Sororities 1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
15.4% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.6% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students 1.6% from 34 countries
First-Year Students Returning 73.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 28.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 27.0%