23,388
Students
Financial aid thermometer
17,687
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
57
57%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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 Dr. James Roche
Vice Provost of Enrollment Management
Email: mail@admissions.umass.edu
Phone: 413-545-0222
Fax: 413-545-4312

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agroecology And Sustainable Agriculture Checkmark
Animal Sciences Checkmark
Applied Horticulture/horticultural Business Services Related Checkmark
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations Checkmark Checkmark
Crop Production Checkmark
Equestrian Studies Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Landscaping And Groundskeeping Checkmark
Plant Sciences Checkmark
Turf And Turfgrass Management Checkmark Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural And Building Sciences Checkmark
Environmental Design/architecture Checkmark
Landscape Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
German Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Exercise Physiology Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Journalism Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Checkmark
Italian Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Portuguese Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Public Health Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Humanities Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences And Humanities Related Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Natural Resources/conservation 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
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Applied Economics Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Social Sciences Related Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41,922
Applied
24,102
Accepted
23,388
Enrolled
57%
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Female Admissions

21,564
Females Applied
12,964
Females Accepted
60%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

20,358
Males Applied
11,138
Males Accepted
55%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

80
Application Fee
3.89
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
Other early decision plan November 1st December 15th Yes
Transfer April 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 629 590 670
SAT Math 640 590 690
ACT Composite 28 26 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

15,406
In-state
34,089
Out-of-state
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Fees

481
Full-time student fees
13,202
Room & board
7,068
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

17,687
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,495
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,960
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,856
Avg. Loan Aid
4,707
Avg. Grant Aid
10,708
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
86%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
14%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

23,388
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
18%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.37%
Black or African American 4.38%
White or Caucasian 64.42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 10.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 2.79%
Other 5.86%

Gender

Male (50.18%)
Female (49.82%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 61%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Student-run radio station Checkmark
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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 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 Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No 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 Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No 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 No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,495
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,351
Part-time - 144
Male - 842
Female - 653