Location
Amherst, MA
Undergrads
20,306
Tuition (in-state)
$26,830 ($13,415)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2427 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

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

3 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

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

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

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

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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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1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Ycmp meal plan, get it!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: umass is a great school. I had my doubts when I first enrolled but it's one of those schools you grow to love. There are beautiful places on campus to sit and study; I think a lot of people don't know this about Umass.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Umass Amherst has the best food. There are many dining hall options for students. If students prefer extremely healthy food Hampshire DC is the best dining hall. if students prefer a variety of different food, Berkshire DC is a great option. If students prefer a quiet place to study and eat Franklin DC and Worcester DC are great places to go.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe walking alone on campus during the day or at night

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus crime rate is very low. Police are great.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Umass Amherst is located right outside the city of Amherst. There's a local mall, lots of shops and great weekend night life. The perfect college environment and atmosphere.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is ok. It's not for everyone though.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining is incredible. There are many dining options to choose from.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Campus Housing: Dorms are alright, some mold in areas but it is nothing out of the ordinary.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: I have a great time at umass amherst. Endless opportunities to meet people with similar interests, great facilities, and awesome parties.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Campus Dining: Number one in the country, has unbelievably good food.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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