University of Massachusetts – Amherst: Ranking & Review

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Amherst Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 44 62
Top 1%

University of Massachusetts - Amherst Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate58%55%60%
Applicants42,04320,40721,636
Admissions24,20811,17913,029
Enrolled undergraduates4,7522,3292,423
Enrolled total (including graduate students)30,34015,17815,162

6,689 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,615 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $80. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores4,002
Percent of students submitting SAT scores85%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
630
Math
640

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,288
Percent of students submitting ACT scores27%
ACT Composite
28

University of Massachusetts - Amherst Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $30,069 $48,135
Off-campus $30,069 $48,135
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,258 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Massachusetts - Amherst provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 14,044 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $15,030 $33,096
Fees for full-time undergraduates $381 $381
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $682 $1,484
Tuition for Full-time graduates $13,210 $27,834
Fees for full-time graduates $2,157 $2,157
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $882 $1,694

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4 977 474 18 1,473
Social Sciences 64 707 38 23 832
Health Professions and Related Programs 9 546 156 70 781
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 13 647 51 23 734
Engineering 456 148 59 663
Psychology 417 7 15 439
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 28 378 20 1 427
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 19 306 3 328
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 206 54 15 275
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 66 156 17 19 258
Education 18 159 39 216
Mathematics and Statistics 155 18 8 181
Visual and Performing Arts 42 98 38 1 179
Architecture and Related Services 126 39 3 168
Physical Sciences 9 111 16 29 165
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 137 25 162
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3 110 32 12 157
English Language and Literature & Letters 115 34 8 157
Natural Resources and Conservation 130 16 9 155
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 122 122
History 77 14 3 94
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 60 24 84
Legal Professions and Studies 80 80
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 46 46
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 8 17 4 6 35
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2 19 3 3 27
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 5 5
Grand Total3736,1111,3923678,243

A total of 6,484 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,759 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate77%76%78%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%
  • Part-time retention rate - 71%

General info

Alternative namesUMass Amherst
Founded1863
MottoEnse petit placidam sub libertate quietem
By the sword we seek peace; but peace only under liberty
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementThe University's mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.
Colorsmaroon, white, black
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff5,591
Instructional FTE1,472
Research FTE263
Public Service FTE24
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.umass.edu
Address374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01003
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone4135450111
Fax+1 (413) 545 2328

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