The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public, land-grant institution. Founded in 1863, it is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation. Within its nine schools and colleges, the university offers bachelor''s degrees in more than 85 areas, as well as associate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Through its membership in the Five Colleges Consortium, students can enroll at no extra charge in courses at nearby Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. Its 1,463-acre campus is located in Amherst, 90 miles west of Boston.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
24,391
Undergraduates
11,830
Men - 48.5%
12,537
Women - 51.4%
7,838
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 45,451 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
4 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
687 average
630-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
671 average
630-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $35,734
Out-of-state: $57,670
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $17,357
Out-of-state: $39,293
Room and Board
$15,437
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$20,147
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,480
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,305
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
13%
10-19
33%
20-29
22%
30-39
9%
40-49
5%
50-99
10%
Over 100
8%
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Amherst Population
40,643
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Minuteman
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
13.8%
Black/African-American
5%
Hispanic/Latino
9.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
63.9%
Unknown
3.7%
International Students
7.1% from 88 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
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