Location
Amherst, MA
Undergrads
20,306
Tuition (in-state)
$26,830 ($13,415)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2438 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not in the Greek life, but that's because it's not an important part of the school. Some colleges are huge on Greek life, but not this one. You're not cooler than anyone because you're in a fraternity/sorority.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are huge complexes and areas that are 15-20 minutes walking distance from campus. Amherst really is a college town, and the availability of off-campus housing shows that. Nearly all juniors and seniors live off-campus.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our athletic teams aren't too great, and therefore there's not a huge student fan base. Football games are not a big deal to go to, because they are just so bad!

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The reason why it gets 4 stars is not really for the quality of parties; the frat houses tend to be a little grimy. But people go out every single weekend. If you want to go out, you can find someone to go out with. Or even have people in your dorm rooms! There's always something going on, which is nice.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus, but then again, I get to live in the brand-new dorms with A/C and everything, so I am very fortunate. The other areas on campus are not so nice- the rooms are small and the walls are made of concrete blocks and it's pretty dreary.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus really is not strict at all. There are a lot of police on the weekends, but inside the dorms it's usually pretty rowdy on the weekends and the campus staff is cool with it.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's pretty painless, all you have to do is submit the FAFSA and you're good to go! And for in-state students it costs considerably less to go to UMass than private colleges, which is good.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love it! The workload is definitely tough, but all of my professors have been accomplished and great teachers. The sciences are really strong here, I'm surrounded by smart people.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The business school is highly rated, and the science department is great, but other than that the other departments are average, from what I hear. The workload isn't too bad in my opinion, and the library is a popular study area.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a wide range of people, and everyone I have met so far has been extremely tolerant.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The housing is split up into 5 main areas, and each of those areas has its own personality. It's possible to find every type of person at UMass, you just gotta know the stereotypes of each of the living areas.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: there are a lot of people on campus who are friendly.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: there are a lot of different scholarships for students, some are for a specific major. The college has around 29,000 students though so maybe they are limited. People can gets scholarships for being on the dean's list but the college chooses who gets it and it is not negotiable.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Their website for renting a place gets updated frequently with various types of housing.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The food is ranked number #1, and it is well deserved

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Its is great, as long as u are involved in something u are guaranteed to make friends.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: As a biology major I have to dedicate a fair amount of time to reading of topics that we have or will learn in class, which at times can seem overwhelming. But I 'm never completly on my own because there are many places where i can get if I don't understand something I read.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors i have met so far have been really good, they are really patient with me as a student and they really want to see me succeed. This is shown in their willingness to set time outside their office hours to help struggling students

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Its pretty good, each residential area has security from the hours of 8pm to 3am, and during the day the campus is safe as a result of the large body of students present throughout the day. At night the roads and sidewalks are well lit.

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Not too difficult, its all about maintaining the right GPA, and acquiring a decent SAT score. The admissions does not ask for anything out of the ordinary.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Its really great, I get a lot for the amount of money I am paying for it. There are so many students from all corners of the world. Its not difficult to acquire a part time job on campus. New facilities are being built every year to an already big campus.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Campus is ugly that sets it apart

3 College Senior

Facilities: The facilities are okay. Seen been student unions. The track locker rooms are awful and should get treated better

4 College Senior

Majors: Kin major great gonna go into pa school wouldn't get a masters in kin though

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Athletes in boydens

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Leah Kahan
Hometown
New York City
Major
Communications
Grad Year
2015
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Despite the bad parking and unpredictable weather here, it is still hard to find someone who genuinely hates UMass. The University's large size provides its students with more resources and options than smaller schools, so take advantage of this. If you work hard and don't let yourself get too distracted by all the parties, you will be able to avoid some of the pitfalls that plague students who are fresh out of high school and aren't used to such responsibility. A lot of students are concerned with the recent budget cuts, but UMass's financial situation will improve over time and may not even affect future incoming classes. Regardless, going to UMass and experiencing such a multifaceted institution will open doors for you. And, judging from the comments students have made about the University, coming to UMass has truly enriched their lives, academically and socially, and it can do the same for you!

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