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.

Website: www.umassd.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,763
Undergraduate
Students
(48.6%) 3,289 Women
(51.4%) 3,474 Men
1,643
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 7,959 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.23
SAT Math
545 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
549 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,379
Out-of-state: $44,093
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,571
Out-of-state: $28,285
Room and Board
$12,936
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$17,203
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,992
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
401
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

North Dartmouth Population
34,032
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, Providence
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Corsair
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
15.8% Black/African-American
9.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.6% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 41 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
49.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 21
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
285 Old Westport Road
City, State, Zip
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Phone
(508) 999-8605
Fax
(508) 999-8755
E-mail
admissions@umassd.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 7,959 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 4,033 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 3,926 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,964 (29%) of 6,707 admitted students enrolled
Women
917 (27%) of 3,402 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,047 (32%) of 3,305 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
93% of 2283 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.23
3.75 and Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
545 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
549 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
10%
Score of 24 - 29
32%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
Score of 12 - 17
9%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,379
Out-of-state: $44,093
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,571
Out-of-state: $28,285
Room and Board
$12,936
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,572
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
uec@umassd.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Final deadline June 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002210
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,236 (93.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,022 (82.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,022 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
334 (32.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$17,203
Need-Based Gift
Received by 948 (92.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,113
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 901 (88.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,478
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 52 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
180 (13.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,387

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,884 (84.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,193 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,193 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,458 (34.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$17,361
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,735 (89.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,333
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,756 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,533
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 155 (3.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
560 (9.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,476

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,992
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,272
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sculpture
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing, biology, chemistry, crime and justice Studies, English, political science, psychology, computer science, data science
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
401
Part-Time Faculty
194
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
403,880
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
368
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Art Education, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Acoustics
  • Adult Nursing
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Illustration
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Business
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management of Technology
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Acoustics
  • Adult Nursing
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanics
  • Nursing--General
  • Portuguese
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications

Location and Setting


Boston Population
34,032
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, Providence
Campus Size
710 acres

Weather

Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in New Bedford
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Providence

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
48%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Corsair
School Colors
Blue, white, and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Sailing x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Sailing    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, outdoor club, ski and snowboard club, 20 cent fiction, relay for life, american red cross
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,763
Women
3,289 (48.6%)
Men
3,474 (51.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,790
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
15.8% Black/African-American
9.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.6% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.5% from 41 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
1,643

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
42%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
48.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Average Starting Salary
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
49.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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