Location
Amherst, MA
Undergrads
20,306
Tuition (in-state)
$26,830 ($13,415)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Majors: I've never had a job before just community service

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: As soon as I applied I got accepted

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are the best thing to spend time on

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I just live on campus to avoid all the hassle

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Sports at UMass are the best thing to see

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors love to help their students

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Anyone who is willing to work can find the resources

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I'm not a party person

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is pretty outgoing and fun to talk to

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Both men and women should be aware of their surroundings

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are more spacious than what I thought.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: There are so many things to do on campus I love it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The variety and quality of the food is priceless.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Nightlife: I mean, you can find parties all through dorms, off-campus in frats, and in off-campus houses. With so many people on campus, it is never hard to find one. However, it is also possible to avoid this scene if desired. Yes, we have parties, but UMass is not and never will be the only college who has wild ones. The nickname ZooMass Slamherst is outdated and unnecessarily overshadows all of the good about the campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: I know that some programs at UMass require lengthy applications, and certain prerequisite courses for prospective students to pass before they are accepted. However, my particular program does not fall into that category of majors. So getting into my particular program was pretty easy!

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4 College Junior

Majors: I like the Bachelor of Science degree in psychology much more than the Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. It adds a bit more seriousness, difficulty, and structure to the otherwise general and very attainable B.A. As opposed to taking clinical, abnormal, or social psychology, those on the neuroscience track must take introductory biology, general and organic chemistry and physics all with labs, as well as psychology and calculus classes. This particular major combined my love of psychology with the pre-medical requirements.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There have been some absolutely outstanding professors that teach at this university, and there have also been a few that didn't quite click with me. However, all of them have shown sincere interest in helping their students learn the material to the best of their ability.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have to do some digging into these facilities more this year, however, I think that they will prove to be very helpful, as I have heard from other students on campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't really know much about it. There are a few frats that have houses on campus, but other than that, I don't really see or know that much information. The Greek scene isn't really my kind of thing.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a huge variety of people on campus. Depending on what area you are in, the characteristics listed above can vary to huge degrees.

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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.

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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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