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3 College Freshman

Academics: You have to be very very careful and please check the professor on ratemyprofessor. But according to my experience, you could be disappointed by some students' ability in the classes no matter how great the professor is

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UMASS- Amherst is a school with that is diverse, interesting and challenging.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: I think UMass does a great job treating the athletes and non-athletes how they should be treated with great facilities and opportunities.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I could not imagine going to another school. I think UMass is the perfect fit for me.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: They tend to play their "home" game not on campus so does not get your average student involved.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is really good about making people feel safe.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like the class sizes and the professors truly care about their students. They try their best to accommodate to their needs and be available.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are always career services on campus. They are really great about getting out the information and helping us with our futures.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like it. The dorms are kept clean and the rooms are really nice in my opinion.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are huge here and there are so many opportunities to get involved. There are so many clubs and teams to join in and stay active for practically every interest.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many opportunities on campus and everyone is very helpful and determined to help you to succeed.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have a lot of security measures on campus to protect the students. I feel generally safe. I'm still cautious though because anything can happen.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far my experience with my professors has been great. For the most part I like all my classes.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have so many choices and opportunities to choose from and a lot of support to help me get to where I want to be.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are small in my dorm. I don't get along with my roommate and I don't talk to my floor-mates anymore so the social atmosphere for me is pretty bad, but they're all friends so I guess that's good for them. The bathrooms are always dirty and it seems like the showers are never cleaned.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a lot of sororities and fraternities but you don't have to be a part fo greek life to get into parties, you just need a ratio most of the time, or a connect. A lot of them do stuff for community.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Being that it's a huge school you get to meet new people everyday so you're likely to make at least one friend. But I wish there was more to do in the Amherst area. It's definitely not that college student friendly. But the classes are good and the professors I've had so far are great. Besides Bianconi... Never take Bianconi.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Yes, there are people of different races and classes. It's understandable that some people of different socioeconomic backgrounds don't hang out much -- there's no way you can talk about your favorite resteraunts/food/cafe/etc. because they werent familiar to those and you don't have much freedom talking about makeup (because you shop in different places). But most people I've metare really not very smart and many are party/animal-oriented.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: You got what you paid for. They are okay. There are a few humanity professors who are great and from good schools. The professors in one stem department mostly don't speak english well (actually sometimes you cant understand them at all) or don't teach (and leave many students in pain). The classes are super big. My advice is to take classes at the other four schools and try to find some solution.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Super small. I live in central, and I smell weed too frequently

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Have heard about some incidents. But personally never had any problem when I left my mac laptop somewhere and walk away for a while

1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I can smell weed nearly everywhere on campuse, but the school never tries to do anything with it. Lots people do or know people do recreational drugs and etc.. People don't seem responsible for others. And since it's a large school, it's actually pretty hard to find like-minded people who don't really enjoy drugs/alcohol.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety and security is great. We have a lot of campus police presence as well as regular police. Plus, there are monitors at night and they check people into buildings, which reduces crime and increases security for dorms.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are great, with one exception; Patricia Bionconi for Chem 11. She is horrible and doesn't teach the material properly or according to what's on the test. The class sizes are great, because you can choose what size classes you want for the most part.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni do cool things like give away free license plates and whatnot, but they don't play a huge role. As for jobs, they are fairly easy to get if you have good grades. Internships are far harder to get and require a lot of work. As for the career center, I have never used it. I have a job as security and find that this is the best job to get on campus.

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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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