University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Umass)

Amherst, MA

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

University of Massachusetts, Amherst Student Essentials

University of Massachusetts, Amherst Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascots: Minutemen, Minutewomen
Nickname: U-Mass
Website: www.umass.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 13,415
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 26,830
Retention Rate: 88%
Enrollment: 32,000
Year Established: 1863

About Umass

University of Massachusetts Amherst doesn’t only attract high-performing students from all over the state. A massive center for research and education with numerous on and off-campus opportunities, UMass manages to bring in students from all over the country and even the world.

Amherst, Massachusetts, where UMass is located, is the epitome of a college town, with its cafes, restaurants, bookstores and throngs of students from Amherst’s four other colleges.

In addition to the college-town atmosphere, UMass’ tens of thousands of students benefit from the rich academics at the university itself, which includes 88 major subject areas leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

UMass is also part of a five-college system, allowing students access to the four other area schools: Smith College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke and Amherst College, each of which has its own specialized offerings.

With more than 200 student organizations and extensive study abroad, internship and research opportunities UMass provides a comprehensive university experience.

Financial aid options for eligible students at UMass include the standard loans, grants, work-study and scholarship offerings. There may also be fellowships and assistantships available for certain graduate departments.

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Umass Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

60% of students gave University of Massachusetts, Amherst 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1988

Overall Rating

UMass is a large school that can either overwhelm or provide a launchpad for almost any direction. It's easy to skate by without distinction, but if you're willing to put in the effort you can get a first rate education. Your success is entirely on you.


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Umass Map & Location

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003


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Getting Around Umass

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Amherst, MA

Winter
Dec
38
20
Jan
33
13
Feb
37
16
Spring
Mar
45
24
Apr
58
35
May
69
45
Summer
Jun
78
55
Jul
82
59
Aug
81
58
Fall
Sep
73
49
Oct
62
38
Nov
49
30

Umass Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 24,820
Freshman Class 4,917
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 32,000

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 5%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 68%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Unknown and Other: 16%
Latino 5%
African American 4%
Caucasian 68%
Asian 7%
Unknown and Other 16%

Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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