Guys & Girls

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

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

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: girls look great, lots of stand up guys. no complaints

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Pretty much everyone is friendly and nice. It is easy to make friends with everyone on your floor.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are mostly very friendly around campus. Some are too into partying, but you can always find a group of people that fit your scene.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It depends on who you hang out with, you will always find people you like and hate at a large school.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 48th
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  • 72nd
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  • 299th
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  • 539th
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  • 656th
    Most Athletic Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Leah Kahan
Hometown
New York City
Major
Communications
Grad Year
2015
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Without a doubt, UMass has some remarkable student bodies and more than its share of attractive people—you can observe some beautiful scenery walking around campus. It's easy to meet people because there are dozens of possibilities and places to do so, whether it's in class, at a party, or getting food at the dining hall. Random hookups happen here all the time, but by no means is everyone doing it. It is also very possible to find people looking for serious relationships if you look in the right places (i.e. NOT at a frat party). It is difficult to describe the average student because there are so many differences, especially among living areas on campus. A stereotypical girl who lives in the Southwest Residential Area wears Uggs, spandex, and a North Face jacket, and a stereotypical Southwest guy is athletic and wears sweatshirts and flat-rimmed hats. Central residents are considered artsy, hippies, or both. Orchard Hill has a reputation of housing smarter students, while Northeast is for the nerdier students. Sylvan is simply for the unfortunate or the recluse. Of course, none of these stereotypes is true for all individuals. When it comes down to it, there is someone to suit everyone's tastes at UMass.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
49%
Male Undergrads
51%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Condoms and spermicides are available at the UHS Pharmacy. Condoms are also available at most convenience stores on and off campus and are given away for free by resident assistants. Birth control pills and other birth control methods are available by appointment at health services. Emergency contraception is also available.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Athletic events
  2. Classes
  3. Dorms
  4. Parties
  5. Students clubs/organizations
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorm rooms
  2. Frats
  3. Off-campus parties
Social Scene
Contrary to what you might expect from a big school, students at UMass easily form groups of close friends and network in all areas of campus. Because of a common living situation or class schedule, students often find themselves interacting with the same people on a daily basis. In general, the people enrolled at UMass are very friendly. Most freshmen are probably just as eager to make new friends as you are.
Hookups or Relationships?
The wide array of personalities really makes this topic subjective. If you are looking for your future husband/wife at a frat party, good luck. Then again, if you are looking for just one night of company, you probably won't find him/her in the library. An estimated guess is that roughly 75 percent of the relationships that begin at UMass are not altogether serious and therefore end at UMass.
Dress Code
Wear whatever you'd like, and you'll be accepted by like-minded people.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 118 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 117 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 131 responses

  • 24% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 11% None
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 6% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 18 responses

  • 26% Parties
  • 24% Dorms
  • 22% Students clubs/organizations
  • 15% Classes
  • 7% Athletic events
  • 4% Bars
  • 2% Dining Hall

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 20 responses

  • 40% Cool
  • 20% Party lover
  • 15% Surprising
  • 15% Party lover but also very good students
  • 5% Weird
  • 5% Quirky

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 17 responses

  • 29% Talk to people in your classes and at parties
  • 27% Anywhere there are people everywhere
  • 22% Clubs and Sports
  • 22% Talking to people in your dorm

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 132 responses

  • 2% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 4% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 46% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 48% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

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