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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The pros outweigh the cons. There have been times where I have felt like I did not matter to the school, such as picking classes, housing, and other situations. The food is one of the best in the country. The classes are not too strenuous, but make sure you do your work.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am in the Isenberg business school, which means that I have internships, jobs, a great alumni network, a vast number of services offered to me and more. If you attend the business school you have anything you need all at your fingertips.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Crime is not that prevalent until finals week for some odd reason. I usually feel safe as I see campus police around campus frequently. The security is at every dorm from 8-1 on week days, 8-2 on weekends, and on special events 24 hours.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't the best dorms ever, but you create a home out of them. Some of the buildings are run down, do not have enough elevators, or amenities. Picking housing is randomized, but I haven't had too many problems with it. The one complaint I have about housing is the roommate aspect. Sometimes it is very hard to get your roommate into your room.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I wish the Greek Life was bigger on campus. Greeks do so much for the surrounding towns, communities, police, school, etc. There are always philanthropy events that recognize and thank everyone in our local community. Non-Greeks tend to view Greeks as stuck up, but that is only because they do not care to get to know them. They base them off the idea of "popularity". The houses are pretty prevalent, but not always the nicest.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I am a huge fan of the athletic program at UMASS. I love the gym facility, fields, and pool. The Intramural system is very effective and it is a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend it. There is also a ton of school spirit, even though our team never wins. It is just fun to gather together as a school and cheer on our team.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the overall diversity, however sometimes it seems unbalanced. There are way more liberal teachers at UMASS than there are conservative and in classes like micro-economics, or political studies, that influences the classes perspectives. Now, about the Teaching Assistants: They are always available, but not always helpful. I have had my fair share of TA's. Some were good, others bad, a few excellent ones. It all depends on your last name.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I've never tried to get into any fraternity or sorority.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I mean, the football team isn't the best, but the spirit in the school is amazing, and the marching band adds so much to it.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Being at UMass is an incredible experience for me because it really allows me to become a well-rounded person.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I don't participate but I see a lot of people who do. All the sports teams are popular and even the marching band-they have participated in the Macy's parade 2 yeas in a row

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: UMass is trying to be a leader in sustainability and forward thinking. Changes are slow but happening.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Health services takes forever to see someone. Police on campus are usually student cadets. Safety is pretty decent.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy my time on campus, but there are times when I miss home.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school provides many opportunities to students to get future jobs

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Room and board requires you to buy the meal plan. It's the meal plan that is a rip off

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not associated with Greek life so I am not sure how to review it

4 College Junior

Athletics: All students can use the recreation center and attend the classes that they offer.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I greatly enjoy walking around campus and sitting in the grass to watch the sunset at times when everyone is not busy dealing with midterms or exams

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek Life. I do know a lot of non athletes join Greek Life because its a great way to get involved outside the classroom.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics at my school aren't the greatest and that is not because of the team facilities or coaching staff. Athletes aren't great at my school or even good because most students don't care too much for them and the athletes don't care that much about winning and improving. However, that does not go for every sport on campus, some sports such as Track and Field just does not have the funds to recruit competitively with other schools. Athletic are fun and great to attend here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but they aren't too important for sure. Going out and partying is far more important then attending any athletic event on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: University of Massachusetts Amherst is a great school for people of all ethnicity and cultural backgrounds. The professors are well educated in their field (most of them) and the students I have met are all approachable and down to Earth people to talk to. Playing Division 1 sports (Men's Track and Field) at this school also enhanced my experienced. What makes this school unique is how they're are old buildings that were built decades ago, modern buildings that were built a few years ago and buildings under construction and being built now. Therefore a student really gets to see, one can say the past, present and future of the University. If I could choose schools all over again I wouldn't choose this school begin because Out of state tuition for this University is too much for my parents to afford at this point sad to say. Although overall great school.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love Umass and would choose it again if I had to

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe walking at night time

4 College Senior

Greek Life: There are a large option to choose from which gives diversity and competitiveness

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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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