University of Massachusetts - Amherst: Ranking & Review

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University of Massachusetts - Amherst Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate58%55%60%
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

Typical SAT scores

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

Typical ACT scores

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

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
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

University of Massachusetts - Amherst Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
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
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 Services4977474181,473
Social Sciences647073823832
Health Professions and Related Programs954615670781
Biological and Biomedical Sciences136475123734
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies28378201427
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs193063328
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2065415275
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences661561719258
Mathematics and Statistics155188181
Visual and Performing Arts4298381179
Architecture and Related Services126393168
Physical Sciences91111629165
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies13725162
English Language and Literature & Letters115348157
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics31103212157
Natural Resources and Conservation130169155
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities122122
Public Administration and Social Service Professions602484
Legal Professions and Studies8080
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service4646
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies8174635
Philosophy and Religious Studies2193327
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields55
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesUMass Amherst
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

Address374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01003
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population38,000
Fax+1 (413) 545 2328

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