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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
Urban Forestry 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
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Policy Analysis, 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

42,540
Applied
27,877
Accepted
24,231
Enrolled
66%
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Female Admissions

22,777
Females Applied
16,395
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

19,763
Males Applied
11,482
Males Accepted
58%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

80
Application Fee
3.99
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan November 5th Not reported
Transfer April 15th January 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 620 710
SAT Math 630 750
ACT Composite 28 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

16,952
In-state
38,172
Out-of-state
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Fees

14,776
Room & board
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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

18,678
Avg. Financial Aid Package
18,853
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
11,203
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,305
Avg. Loan Aid
6,267
Avg. Grant Aid
12,540
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
82.1%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
17%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

24,231
Total Undergrad students
18%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (48.91%)
Female (51.46%)

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 60%

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

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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Local fraternities Checkmark
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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 Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark No
Gymnastics No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rowing Checkmark Division 1 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 No No
Track And Field Checkmark 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 Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Checkmark No
Gymnastics No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No No No
Indoor Track Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Rowing No No 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 Checkmark 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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