University of Massachusetts-Amherst

374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA
4-year
Large
Suburban

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Majors offered at University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Computer Science
Biology, General

Academics at University of Massachusetts-Amherst

1200-1390
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
26-31
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (60% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

University of Massachusetts-Amherst demographics

58% White
9% Asian
7% Hispanic
5% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for University of Massachusetts-Amherst students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer121k
Software Engineer91k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)78k
Operations Manager72k
Mechanical Engineer71k
Marketing Manager70k
Financial Analyst62k
Based on 27,111 student responses
58.7kAvg. Early Career Pay
104.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
46%in High-Meaning careers
24%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Amherst financial aid

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Student reviews of University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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Recommended by

82% of students

Known for

Accessible and helpful professors
Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Andrew Bielecki
Travel And Tourism
Movies And Film
History
Music + 8 others

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

UMass offers a ton of options in terms of courses, and the majors themselves are very flexible.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

UMass Dining is deeply overrated, and the food will often make you ill.

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

There is an abundance of resources available

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The racism

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I appreciate the diversity in the student body as well as the staff & faculty.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is a massive institution so if prospective students are not comfortable in large institutions, maybe check out the other smaller college options in Western, MA

Gabi Mathews
Yoga
Astrology
Reading
Writing

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The best part of my experience at UMass Amherst was being able to build my own major through their BDIC program. Although I started as a Political Science major, I was very involved with campus organizing and I wanted to get credit for this / combine my class-based learning with my extracurricular learning. I was able to propose my own major in Community Building for Social Change. All I had to do was locate a professor to sponsor my major!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Certain majors are very academically difficult with the purpose of "weeding out" students (I.e., Engineering). If you're placed on academic probation, you can lose your merit aid. This is true for all schools, but it's important to keep in mind! Also, if you bring a car to campus, be careful where you park-- tickets are NO joke!

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

It was very big and there was always something to do

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I found that being out of state was hard at times because I was very different than other students

Meghan McDonagh
Knitting
Crocheting
Painting and Studio Art
Reading

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I loved my experience at UMASS-Amherst. I was able to undertake two bachelor's degree programs concurrently while maintaining a job and a social life. The flexibility of UMASS allowed me to have all of the college life experiences I hoped for while also earning a wonderful education.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I personally think the extracurricular activities within individual departments (clubs, events, internships, etc.) weren't as easily accessible as I would have liked. I think they required more engagement on behalf of individual students rather than departments engaging students.

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