University of Massachusetts - Amherst Summary

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Goodell Hall

Basic Statistics

Location
Amherst, MA
Website
www.umass.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
20,306
Part-Time Undergrads
1,622
Setting
Town
In-State Tuition
$13,415
Out-of-State Tuition
$26,830
Room & Board
$10,767
Acceptance Rate
63 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1090–1290
Average ACT Scores
24–28

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Career Services
  • Great food
  • Great teachers and a variety of majors
  • The library

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Budget cuts
  • Campus dining
  • Campus is spread out, so you have to walk far to get to class.
  • Cold winters

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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!

UMass Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I prefer to stay on campus

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.

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