Location
Amherst, MA
Undergrads
20,306
Tuition (in-state)
$26,830 ($13,415)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2352 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I prefer to stay on campus

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: They call it the Zoo for a reason

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I am of Etnic background and I have no issues here at Umass

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is a wide array of people attending Umass.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are a nice size, clean and very safe.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: Admission into your major is an easy process. I did not experience any issues.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my major. The workload is alot but not too much that it can not be handled.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I looked into Off campus housing and found there were many options. However, I was looking for housing only during the school year but most of the places I found only offered 14-15 month lease terms.

Also, landlords did not allow more then one occupant in a bedroom meaning rent was substantially high.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Curriculum is great. They offer a wide range of studies and put you in real life situations. The instructors are knowledgeable in what they are teaching and always make themselves available for questions or extra help if needed.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I happen to have my own car on campus, but honestly have no need for it as everything I need is relatively close or on bus line. I mainly use my car to travel from school back home...

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I don't see any issues in this area. They rank about average

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: The campus is very large so it can be a hassle to walk to class in the cold/rain or snow. However they do offer a shuttle services if needed.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. There is visible security and lighting around the campus

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Computers: I have had no issues with computers since being here

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Athletic program is excellent at UMass. They are D1 Football and Nationally ranked basketball.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not part of the Greek population

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is great. Lots of options to choose from

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I unfortunately have not been eligible for any scholarships or financial aid outside of the standard Stafford loans. This is unfortunate as I have to fund my college education myself because my parents, contrary to what the Govt says, is financially unable to assist me. This means I have to take out many private student loans.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are a challenge but enjoyable.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't go out... ever.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received the funds that I needed easily.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I feel very safe on campus.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I am indifferent about Greek life.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Tons of options and if we don't offer it you can do BDIC.

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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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