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University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a Public, 4 Years+ school located in Amherst, MA. The 2019 average net price at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is $21,740. Acceptance rate is 59.92%. The school has a total enrollment of 30,593.

Mission Statement

The 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.


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Location: Amherst, MA
Student Body: 30,593
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Public
Campus Type: Suburban
Web Site: www.umass.edu
Acceptance Rate: 59.92%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 59.92%
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
  • International Students: 10%
  • Application Fee: $80
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
In State Tuition: $15,406
Out of State/International Tuition: $34,089
In State Grad Tuition: $13,606
Out of State Grad Tuition: $28,669
Room and Board: $12,626
Books and Supplies: $1,000
Other Fees: $481
Net Price In-District/State: $21,740
Net Price Out-of-State: n/a
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 5,047
  • Men / Women Ratio: 2,558 / 2,489
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 600 - 680
  • Median SAT Math Range: 600 - 710
  • Median ACT Range: 26 - 31
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 80
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6.5
  • % of International Students: 10%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 526
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Required
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Recommended

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Business, Management, Marketing: 18%
  • Social Sciences: 10%
  • Health Professions: 9%
  • Biological, Biomedical Science: 9%
  • Engineering: 7%

Academic Programs

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 340 Total Programs in Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Business, Management, Marketing. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Associate's Degree ProgramsUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 7 Associate's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Health Professions
  • Veterinary, Animal Health Technology, Technician and Veterinary Assistant Degree
Bachelor's Degree ProgramsUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 84 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 78 Master's Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 55 Doctorate Degree Programs
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business Administration and Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Certificate ProgramsUniversity of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 73 Certificate Programs
Agriculture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Education
Engineering
English Literature
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Degree
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 77%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 79%
  • 1st Year Retention: 91%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $51,600
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 30,593
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 61%
  • Non-resident, alien: 11%
  • Asian Students: 9%
  • Hispanic Students: 6%
  • Unknown: 6%
  • Black Students: 4%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%