|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||10%|
|Student to faculty ratio||18:1|
|Dormitory capacity||14,041 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
University of Massachusetts-Amherst is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 40,822 applications and 24,364 students were granted admission. University of Massachusetts-Amherst is at the #58 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 28% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 84% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1130 to 1330|
|ACT||25 to 30|
University of Massachusetts-Amherst charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $31,823 and in-state students paid $14,590.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of University of Massachusetts-Amherst's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 19% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,265 (which is 3.8% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2016-2017, was 2,549, which is 54% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,374 (which is 1.4% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, University of Massachusetts-Amherst has enrolled a total of 30,037 students (23,746 students full-time and 6,291 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 30,037 students, 1,533 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and 23,373 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 6,664 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 3,547 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 10%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Black/African American: 4%
Two or more races: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||12%||514||483|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||6%||247||199|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||4%||186||53|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||3%||134|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||3%||115|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Massachusetts-Amherst full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of University of Massachusetts-Amherst graduates 6 years after enrollment is $38,800. Last year, out of the total 6,664 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 6,264 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,194 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 5,637 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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