University of Massachusetts Amherst

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst (often referred to as UMass Amherst, UMass, or locally as Massachusetts) is a four-year publicly sponsored and operated research university and higher education institution located in the city of Amherst, Massachusetts. It is a member of the University of Massachusetts system and it’s flagship institution. With nearly 28,000 students and 1,200 full-time faculty, the University of Massachusetts is one of the largest higher education institutions in the entire New England region.

Through its eight academic schools and colleges, UMass offers undergraduate (bachelor) and graduate (master and doctoral) degrees in well over 100 fields of study and academic disciplines. Not only is the University of Massachusetts a great college, the city of Amherst is a great college town. The city of Amherst has been ranked No.1 in “Best College Towns” in the nation and among the top “Great College Towns” in the United States.

According to the Carnegie Foundation, UMass is a research university that performs a very high level of research. In 2011, the university dedicated over $180 million to research related activities. Along with four other colleges and universities, the University of Massachusett is a member of the Five College Consortium.

In addition to a comprehensive selection of campus-based programs, UMass also offers a selection of online degree programs through its online campus, UMassOnline. The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

General Information

Admission Office
University Admissions Center
37 Mather Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9291
(413) 545-0222
Fax: (413) 545-4312
[email protected]
Contact: Kevin Kelly
Director of Admissions
Main Address
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-0111

www.umass.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 20,539
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,270
Degree-seeking undergrads: 19,964
Graduate enrollment: 5,820

Setting
Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $70

Online application fee: $70
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 86%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $10,106 $10,417 $11,917 $11,917 0.00%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,478 $8,114 $8,276 $8,610 +4.04%
Other $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $19,984 $20,931 $22,593 $22,927 +1.48%
In-state Off Campus $11,106 $11,417 $12,917 $12,917 0.00%
In-state with Family $11,106 $11,417 $12,917 $12,917 0.00%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $2,640
In-state Student Fees $8,286
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $9,937
Out-of-state Fees $11,491

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,581 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,608 61% $18,904,071 $7,248
• Federal grants 761 18% $3,414,075 $4,486
• Pell grants 760 18% $2,641,790 $3,476
• Other federal grants 751 18% $772,285 $1,028
State/local government grant or scholarships 2,588 61% $7,343,140 $2,837
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,572 37% $8,146,856 $5,182
Student loan aid 2,642 62% $17,374,919 $6,576
• Federal student loans 2,611 61% $12,646,571 $4,844
Other student loans 398 9% $4,728,348 $11,880

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4714 1185 269 72 166
Agriculture 183 15 9 72
Agricultural Economics 82 3 2
Animal Sciences 48 3 4
Applied Horticulture/horticultural Business Services, Other 15
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations 5
Crop Production 3
Equestrian/equine Studies 6
Food Science 14 2 2
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 20
Plant Sciences 39 7 1
Turf and Turfgrass Management 23
Architecture and Related Services 78 36 2
Architecture 28 13
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 11 2
Environmental Design/architecture 26
Landscape Architecture 24 12
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 25 8 4 24
African-american/black Studies 3 2 2 4
German Studies 3 6 2
Latin American Studies 17
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 7
Russian Studies 1
Women’s Studies 11 3
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 377 27 29
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 54
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 172
Botany/plant Biology 2 3
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology 6 10
Entomology 1 1
Evolutionary Biology 2 5
Exercise Physiology 120 8 4
Microbiology 31 6 1
Neuroscience 2 5
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 893 391 9
Accounting 159 58
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations 1
Business Administration and Management 128 308 9
Finance 257
Hospitality Administration/management 201 8
Labor and Industrial Relations 17
Marketing/marketing Management 147
Communication and Journalism Programs 120 1
Journalism 120 1
Computing and Information Sciences 59 31 13
Computer Science 59 31 13
Construction Trades 31
Building Construction Technology 31
Education 2 201 31 32
Art Teacher Education 3
Education 2 196 31 32
Music Teacher Education 2
Engineering 279 106 38
Chemical Engineering 45 1 8
Civil Engineering 73 21 6
Computer Engineering 17
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 42 31 9
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 5
Industrial Engineering 9 7 1
Mechanical Engineering 93 11 5
Polymer/plastics Engineering 30 9
Engineering Technology 1
Engineering/industrial Management 1
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 178 26 10
Creative Writing 13
English Language and Literature 178 13 10
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 150 38 11 6
Chinese Language and Literature 16 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29 4
Comparative Literature 20 4 1
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6
French Language and Literature 11 7
Italian Language and Literature 4 1
Japanese Language and Literature 19 7
Linguistics 17 3 7
Portuguese Language and Literature 2
Spanish Language and Literature 32 9 3
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 282 124 25
Audiology/audiologist 5
Communication Sciences and Disorders 66 23
Nursing Practice 17
Nursing Science 2
Pre-veterinary Studies 24
Public Health 37 95 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 155 6
History 144 9 5 4
History 144 9 5 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 21
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 21
Human Services 18 15
Public Policy Analysis 18 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 101
General Studies 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 97
Mathematics and Statistics 65 22 5
Applied Mathematics 5
Mathematics 65 17 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 204 2 1 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 6
Marine Sciences 1 1
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 163
Nutrition Sciences 35 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 106 10 6
Environmental Science 33
Forestry 23 2 1
Natural Resources/conservation 21
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 29 8 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 106 26 3
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 106 26 3
Physical Sciences 83 19 32
Astronomy 14 2 3
Chemistry 32 5 15
Geology and Earth Science 16 6 6
Physics 21 6 8
Psychology 446 11 12
Psychology 446 11 7
School Psychology 5
Social Sciences 648 26 24 39
Anthropology 50 7 7
Economics 227 6 8
Geography 3 1
International Relations and Affairs 1
Political Science and Government 174 9 6 38
Social Sciences, Other 21
Sociology 173 3 3
Visual and Performing Arts 154 38 18
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 16 3
Dance 9
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 39 1 18
Fine/studio Arts 52 5
Interior Design 2
Music Performance 6 27
Music 32
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Economics B
Animal Sciences B
Arboriculture and community forest management A
Crop Production A
Equestrian/Equine Studies A
Food Science B
Horticultural Services A
Landscaping A
Plant Sciences B
Turf Management A

Architecture & Related Programs

Environmental Design B
Interior Architecture B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology B
Exercise Physiology B
Microbiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Apparel/Accessories Marketing B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Engineering

Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family Resource Management Studies B
Human Nutrition B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Portuguese B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Individual concentration B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B
Wood Science/Paper Technology B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social thought and political economy B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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