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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are many ways to meet the opposite sex on campus. You can easily run into someone you meet at a party at the dining hall, in the academic buildings, or at another party. Many people have mutual friends, so getting together with people isn't hard.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Hot guys, but very very preppy! Theres a lot of personalities at Umass, but each presidential area has a different feel so you'll meet your the of guy.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people at UMass are all different, to be honest. I can't really describe a 'typical' student because I've yet to meet any that are typical. Everyone here is themselves, and unique individuals. Sure, there are your stereotypical 'nerds,' 'jocks,' and 'misfits,' but everyone for the most part is very nice and welcoming. First semester students all look overwhelmed, but by the second month they are much more comfortable. People dress casually, a lot of sweaters and sweatpants, girls wear uggs and sweatshirts with leggings in the winter, guys wear jackets and pants. Relationships here are kind of like high school. You have people that only want one nightstands, and you also have people that come here in relationships or are seeking relationships. Friendship wise, by second semester most people have 4 or 5 kids they hang out with regularly.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a variety of people on campus, some dress nicely, and others choose sweats. It doesn't really matter. Male and female looks are average here. Most people go out on weekends.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls at school are all very unique and individual.

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Without a doubt, UMass has some remarkable student bodies and more than its share of attractive people—you can observe some beautiful scenery walking around campus. It's easy to meet people because there are dozens of possibilities and places to do so, whether it's in class, at a party, or getting food at the dining hall. Random hookups happen here all the time, but by no means is everyone doing it. It is also very possible to find people looking for serious relationships if you look in the right places (i.e. NOT at a frat party). It is difficult to describe the average student because there are so many differences, especially among living areas on campus. A stereotypical girl who lives in the Southwest Residential Area wears Uggs, spandex, and a North Face jacket, and a stereotypical Southwest guy is athletic and wears sweatshirts and flat-rimmed hats. Central residents are considered artsy, hippies, or both. Orchard Hill has a reputation of housing smarter students, while Northeast is for the nerdier students. Sylvan is simply for the unfortunate or the recluse. Of course, none of these stereotypes is true for all individuals. When it comes down to it, there is someone to suit everyone's tastes at UMass.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
49%
Male Undergrads
51%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Condoms and spermicides are available at the UHS Pharmacy. Condoms are also available at most convenience stores on and off campus and are given away for free by resident assistants. Birth control pills and other birth control methods are available by appointment at health services. Emergency contraception is also available.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Athletic events
  2. Classes
  3. Dorms
  4. Parties
  5. Students clubs/organizations
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorm rooms
  2. Frats
  3. Off-campus parties
Social Scene
Contrary to what you might expect from a big school, students at UMass easily form groups of close friends and network in all areas of campus. Because of a common living situation or class schedule, students often find themselves interacting with the same people on a daily basis. In general, the people enrolled at UMass are very friendly. Most freshmen are probably just as eager to make new friends as you are.
Hookups or Relationships?
The wide array of personalities really makes this topic subjective. If you are looking for your future husband/wife at a frat party, good luck. Then again, if you are looking for just one night of company, you probably won't find him/her in the library. An estimated guess is that roughly 75 percent of the relationships that begin at UMass are not altogether serious and therefore end at UMass.
Dress Code
Wear whatever you'd like, and you'll be accepted by like-minded people.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 156 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 156 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 86 responses

  • 28% Talking to people in your dorm
  • 25% Talk to people in your classes and at parties
  • 23% Anywhere there are people everywhere
  • 18% Clubs and Sports
  • 3% Talk to scooter girl
  • 3% Engage in different activities the campus offers

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 183 responses

  • 50% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 45% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 4% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

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