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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
30,593
University of Massachusetts Amherst overview
Location Amherst, Massachusetts
Online umass.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
University of Massachusetts Amherst overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Amherst is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 42,157 prospective students applied, and 26,895 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,766 enrolled in the school.  24,343 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,250 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $15,791 plus fees of $598. UMass is ranked 169 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

8/10
Overall
9/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

UMass is rated within the top 28% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Massachusetts Amherst within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
University of Massachusetts Amherst overview
SAT 1190/1390
ACT 26/32
GPA 3.73
Applications Accepted
63.8% 
University of Massachusetts Amherst overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $80

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Annual Cost to Attend

Massachusetts Resident Tuition
$15,791
In State Costs for University of Massachusetts Amherst
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$598
Room and Board $13,004
Budget for Other Expenses$1,400
Total One Year Cost$31,793
Out of State Resident Tuition
$35,112
Out of State Costs for University of Massachusetts Amherst
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$598
Room and Board $13,004
Budget for Other Expenses$1,400
Total One Year Cost$51,114

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$55,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Massachusetts Amherst students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Social Sciences 12%
Psychology 9%
Biology 8%
Communication 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166629 IPEDS survey data for University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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