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College Junior

Guys & Girls: I think it's ridiculous to "rate and review" the guys and girls at a school. Why is this category available?

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.

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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College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's a mish-mosh. Really, if you're looking for a specific type of person at this school, you will eventually find them. This university is very diverse in nearly every meaning of the word.

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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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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
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
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 124 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 123 responses

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

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 138 responses

  • 25% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 11% None
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 6% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 40 responses

  • 25% Cool
  • 25% There are many different people at UMass
  • 20% Party lover but also very good students
  • 12% Party lover
  • 8% Surprising
  • 2% Weird
  • 2% Quirky
  • 2% Hard working
  • 2% Liberal

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 36 responses

  • 25% Dorms
  • 24% Parties
  • 21% Classes
  • 18% Students clubs/organizations
  • 5% Athletic events
  • 5% Bars
  • 2% Dining Hall

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 38 responses

  • 28% Talk to people in your classes and at parties
  • 28% Talking to people in your dorm
  • 23% Anywhere there are people everywhere
  • 19% Clubs and Sports
  • 2% Talk to scooter girl

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 64% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 36% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 138 responses

  • 49% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 46% 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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