University of Massachusetts - Amherst

3,081 reviews
  1. Amherst, MA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
University of Massachusetts - Amherst is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
Website

University of Massachusetts - Amherst Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
1120-1310
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$18,840/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,064/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,008/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,611/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,127/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,338/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.156 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.157 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.155 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,684Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • There are many different people at UMass
    42%
  • Party lover but also very good students
    18%
  • Cool
    14%
  • Party lover
    9%
  • Hard working
    5%
  • Surprising
    5%
  • Liberal
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.205 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.253 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    30%
  • The place to be
    29%
  • Enormous
    13%
  • Be on top of your game because it's huge!
    9%
  • Intriguing
    9%
  • Number one
    9%
  • Hopeless
    2%

After University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses

Reviews

3,081 reviews
  • Excellent
    489
  • Very Good
    1232
  • Average
    1117
  • Poor
    152
  • Terrible
    79
I like that there are so many opportunities for each individual to explore, it feels like you can specify to exactly what you want to do. There are a large selection of classes and the advisors are very helpful.
  • Junior
  • 16 days ago
There are soooooo many activities that you can do at UMass! I am a Biochemistry major and I am so happy that I attend this university! The program is amazing! They _strongly_ encourage getting involved in research and they won't make you wait. By second semester of my freshman year, I was already involved. The biggest problem that I have had is financial support. I happen to know some administrators who give me the scoop on things, so I know for sure that they are doing the best they can to support us, but the lack of scholarship opportunities available for freshman or non-Honors College students is disheartening. It's an amazing school, though, and I've had a great experience so far.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
My freshman year was okay, learn a lot in both academic and personal skills while also face a few challenges.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago