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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm that I lived in had basic facilities but it was comfortable to stay in.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the most part, most of the professors I have had have been fantastic. A majority of the professors I have had so far are extremely passionate about their courses and are very reasonably when it comes to testing and grading. Class sizes are normally bigger than I would like but you can receive very personalized attention at discussion sections and office hours which makes up for large lectures.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a student in the Isenberg School of Management, our alumni network and career services such as advisers are very helpful. We have over 40,000 alumni and plenty of job/internship opportunities that are offered to students.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security has never seemed to be a concern at my time so far at UMass. Every residence hall requires check-in from a resident of that specific hall after 8pm each night. They also encourage residents to not sign-in strangers as anything they do will result in the user to be responsible. Also, for large events such as Blarney and Super Bowl weekend, the campus is extremely secure, offering 24/7 security and check-in at all residence halls on top of police supervision.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love the fact that as a sophomore, junior, or senior you are able to pick specific rooms that you want in a specific building. It worked out great for my friends and I as our group of guys will make up a majority of our floors residents in the fall due to lucky lottery numbers and strategic planning. We live in the Southwest area which is quite social and upbeat. There is never a dull moment in the area and it is a great place to be social.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: A solid amount of students join Greek life, but it isn't a whole lot. A few of my friends are in sororities and fraternies but a majority of them are not. Greek life seems to be viewed on campus as organizations that host parties and events which are normally very fun and enjoyable.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Many students attend athletic events such as football, basketball, and hockey games. However, the teams are certainly nowhere near the top tier athletic programs in the country. Games are fun to go to but our teams are UMass are nothing more than sub-par. The athletic facilities are quite nice, including the relatively new Recreation Center, where I spend a majority of my time outside of class.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: After completing my freshmen year at UMass Amherst, I could not be more happy about my decision to attend. After a year of hard work, I achieved a GPA of 3.87 and was accepted into the Isenberg School of Management. Having to transfer internally into the business program really taught me to work toward my ultimate goals and I wouldnt change any of my experiences. If I had to go through the college application process another time I would absolutely choose UMass Amherst again.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although I haven't had much experience searching for jobs or internships as I have only completed my freshmen year, I feel that UMASS Amherst does a great job at promoting new job and internship opportunities because I am always getting emails from the career center. Also they hold a lot of job panels and work shops on campus to get students prepared for interviews and potential careers.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think the courses I have taken have been pretty good so far, but challenging too, especially the ones pertaining to my major. There is such a variety of courses available and most of the professors are good if you work hard. There are lectures, discussions and labs that are offered and class sizes vary but are generally pretty large. Lectures can be up to 400 students but small discussions are only around 15 people so class size varies greatly.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel the UMASS Amherst community is a relatively safe place and I never feel scared or nervous walking around campus. The security does a great job and I think they enforce the rules to the best of their ability. At night I still think it is best to walk around campus in a group if you are going out especially as a girl, but there generally isn't anything that I need to worry about and I feel very safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On campus living at UMASS Amherst is pretty good. The rooms are decent size but they vary depending on the building you are living in and also the residential area because different residence areas have different types of rooms. I lived in Orchard Hill my freshmen year and the rooms where fairly big compared to other places on campus. The setup was great and I loved my roommate so it worked out well. However, the area was very quiet and not that sociable so next year I am living in southwest in hopes of more sociable people.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't huge at UMASS Amherst. Not many people join fraternities or sororities compared to the size of the school. I believe we only have 3% greek life at the school. However, the fraternities and sororities are very close to campus and are definitely a party scene on the weekends. Almost every weekend you can find a fraternity hosting a party and they are definitely a popular spot if you are under 21. Both sorority and fraternity housing are available.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: UMASS Amherst has pretty good athletic teams, but definitely not in the top of the country. Some of the more popularly attended sports are football in the fall and hockey and basketball in the winter and even for these sports its rare to see a full stadium. While we do have a lot of school spirit the athletic games aren't as widely attended at UMASS for some reason. However the fan support is great and when there is a game people try to go.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love UMASS Amherst! I've meant great friends there and had some amazing experiences my freshman year at college. Although I was unsure of the size of the school at first since it is so large, I now love attending a big school. It's a lot of walking, you get to meet so many people and the atmosphere is great. I enjoyed my classes, although some of the course work was difficult. However, I was able to get my work done and still have time to go out with friends and attend sports games and other activities as well. There is a lot of school spirit at UMASS and overall I think it is an awesome college and I would recommend anyone to go to.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: l love this school and recommend for students to consider this school as an option on their college search.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A degree from this school is considered highly because we are connected with so many businesses, organizations, and other universities across the country.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: You get to meet a lot of new people and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I enjoy going to the gym a lot to take the zumba and body toning classes. The equipment is up to date and there is always someone there to help you if needed.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is amazing in every aspect. There is so much to do and learn from that you will never have a dull moment in your college years.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a lot of different classes and topics to choose from and a lot of good professors.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Career services works to help students find jobs, but I really don't know a lot about this topic.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I usually feel pretty safe. We have the blue light system which helps.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Your experience living on campus really depends on where you live and what you like/can manage.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The sports teams aren't the best, but many students still attend games. There are a lot of fields available for students to play on even if they are not part of a team.

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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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