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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA

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.

Web Sitewww.umass.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students23,388
   Women11,653 (49.8%)
   Men11,735 (50.2%)
Graduate Students6,952

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate57% of 41,922 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.89
SAT Math640 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading629 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $30,254
Out-of-state: $48,320
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,411
Out-of-state: $33,477
Room and Board
$12,258
Average Percent of Need Met83%
Average Freshman Award$17,495
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$31,860

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,351
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Amherst Population34,874
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSpringfield, MA and Hartford, CT
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 61% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotMinuteman
Sororities9% of women participate
Fraternities 9% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.7% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
6.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.5% White
6.2% Unknown
International Students5.9% from 78 countries
First-Year Students Returning90.6%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
67.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
18.7%
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Average 3.50 3.89 652 639 29
Low 1.89 2.69 430 450 13
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• UMass Amherst scientists chose the two sites that the Mars rover began exploring in 2004.

• Students stand throughout each home basketball game.

• The three cattle cloned by UMass Amherst scientists helped advance "pharming," the development of pharmaceuticals using farm animals.

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