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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
31,642
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

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 40,315 prospective students applied, and 26,335 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,055 enrolled in the school.  24,701 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,941 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $15,791 plus fees of $648. UMass is ranked 156 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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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 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
University of Massachusetts Amherst overview
SAT 1200/1390
ACT 27/32
GPA 3.93
Applications Accepted
65.3% 
University of Massachusetts Amherst overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2023
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$648
Room and Board $13,329
Budget for Other Expenses$1,400
Total One Year Cost$32,168
Out of State Resident Tuition
$35,779
Out of State Costs for University of Massachusetts Amherst
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$648
Room and Board $13,329
Budget for Other Expenses$1,400
Total One Year Cost$52,156

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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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