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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA
University Website: www.umass.edu
Apply Online: umass.edu/umhome/admissions.html
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The University of Massachusetts Amherst (otherwise known as Massachusetts, UMass, or UMass Amherst) is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts, and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system. With 1,174 faculty members and more than 27,000 students, UMass Amherst is the largest public university in New England.

The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees in 88 undergraduate and 72 graduate areas of study, through eight schools and colleges. The main campus is situated north of downtown Amherst. In a 2009 article for MSN.com, Amherst was ranked first in Best College Towns in the United States. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst amongst the Top 10 Great College Towns in America.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is categorized as a Research University with Very High research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2011, UMass Amherst had research expenditures of $181.3 million. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium.

UMass Amherst sports teams are called the Minutemen and Minutewomen, the colors being maroon and white; the school mascot is Sam the Minuteman. All teams participate in NCAA Division I. The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, while playing ice hockey in Hockey East. In football, UMass has completed their last season in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) at the FCS level, and in 2012 they upgraded to the FBS level and transition to the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $9,937.00 avg tuition

374 Whitmore Building
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-0111

Apply online Admissions:
umass.edu/umhome/admissions.html
Financial Aid:
www.umass.edu/umfa/

Areas of Study:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Construction Trades
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Statistics:
Applied 32,564
Admitted 21,373 66%
Enrolled total 4,689
Full Time: 4,680
Part Time 9
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 530 630
SAT Math 560 650
SAT Writing 0 0
ACT Composite 24 28
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 89%
4-year graduation rate 49%
6-year graduation rate 66%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $1,714.00 $1,714.00 $9,937.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $10,898.00 $10,898.00 $15,463.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $709.00 $709.00 $1,305.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $2,640.00 $2,640.00 $9,937.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $9,597.00 $9,597.00 $14,449.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $667.00 $667.00 $1,241.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $9,512.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $1,400.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $70.00
Graduate Application Fee $40.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 88%
Percent receiving grant aid 74%
Avg amount of grant aid $7,274.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 67%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,974.00

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES
Agricultural Economics X X
Animal Sciences, General X X
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other X
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General X
Crop Production X
Equestrian/Equine Studies X
Food Science X X
Landscaping and Groundskeeping X
Plant Sciences, General X X
Turf and Turfgrass Management X
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architecture X X
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X
Environmental Design/Architecture X
Landscape Architecture X X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X X
German Studies X X
Near and Middle Eastern Studies X
Russian Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology X X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology X
Evolutionary Biology X
Exercise Physiology X X
Microbiology, General X X
Neuroscience X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Finance, General X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X X
Labor and Industrial Relations X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Journalism X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
CONSTRUCTION TRADES
Building Construction Technology X
EDUCATION
Art Teacher Education X
Education, General X
Music Teacher Education X
ENGINEERING
Chemical Engineering X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Computer Engineering, General X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X
Industrial Engineering X X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Polymer/Plastics Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Engineering/Industrial Management X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Chinese Language and Literature X X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
Comparative Literature X X
French Language and Literature X X
Italian Language and Literature X X
Japanese Language and Literature X X
Linguistics X X
Portuguese Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General X X
Pre-Veterinary Studies X
Public Health, General X X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X
HISTORY
History, General X X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Studies, General X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
General Studies X
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Biological and Physical Sciences X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
Nutrition Sciences X X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
Forestry, General X X
Natural Resources/Conservation, General X X
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management X X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management X X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Jewish/Judaic Studies X
Philosophy X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Astronomy X X
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Policy Analysis, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Economics, General X X
Geography X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Social Sciences, Other X
Sociology X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Dance, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X X
Interior Design X
Music Performance, General X X
Music, General X

University of Massachusetts Amherst Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students $5000 October 25, 2014
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship $5000 October 25, 2014
IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship $2000 November 01, 2014
IES Legacy Scholarship $1000 November 01, 2014
Anderson Scholarship Varies September 15, 2014
Pearson Scholarship Varies October 01, 2014
Troll-Dickinson Scholarship Varies November 01, 2014
Study Scholarship for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, Dance Varies November 01, 2014
DAAD Study Scholarship for Graduating Seniors Varies November 15, 2014
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