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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA

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Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst is a University institution located in Amherst, MA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 255 Whitmore
Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Mike Drisch
Director of First-Year Admissions
Email: mail@admissions.umass.edu
Phone: 413-545-0222
Fax: 413-545-4312

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agroecology And Sustainable Agriculture Checkmark
Animal Sciences, General Checkmark
Applied Horticulture/horticultural Business Services, Other Checkmark
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations, General Checkmark
Crop Production Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Horticultural Science Checkmark
Landscaping And Groundskeeping Checkmark
Plant Sciences, General Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Turf And Turfgrass Management Checkmark Checkmark
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician And Veterinary Assistant Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural And Building Sciences/technology Checkmark
Landscape Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Informatics Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Portuguese Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Veterinary/animal Health Technology Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Natural Resources/conservation, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
Philosophy Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

40,315
Applied
26,335
Accepted
24,233
Enrolled
65%
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Female Admissions

21,022
Females Applied
14,481
Females Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

19,293
Males Applied
11,854
Males Accepted
61%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

80
Application Fee
3.93
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th Not reported
Out of state Fall freshmen January 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan November 5th Not reported Yes
Transfer April 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 636 600 680
SAT Math 654 600 710
ACT Composite 29 27 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

15,791
In-state
36,316
Out-of-state
15,791
In-district
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Fees

648
Full-time student fees
14,217
Room & board
7,611
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

19,063
Avg. Financial Aid Package
18,818
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,472
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,349
Avg. Loan Aid
5,937
Avg. Grant Aid
11,720
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
82%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

24,233
Total Undergrad students
7%
International Students
17%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.83%
Black or African American 4.87%
White or Caucasian 61.31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 11.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 3.49%
Other 4.31%

Gender

Male (49.38%)
Female (50.62%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 62%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
First Week, Homecoming Weekend and Spring Concert

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Minutemen Marching Band, Ski and Board Club, Outing Club, University Programming Council and Student Government Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark No
Gymnastics No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Checkmark No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark No
Gymnastics No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,760
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,452
Part-time - 308
Male - 923
Female - 837
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