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
24,320
Undergraduates
11,893
Men - 48.9%
12,525
Women - 51.5%
7,814
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 42,540 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.99
SAT Math
630-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,728
Out-of-state: $52,948
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,952
Out-of-state: $38,172
Room and Board
$14,776
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$18,853
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,623
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
12%
10-19
36%
20-29
21%
30-39
9%
40-49
4%
50-99
9%
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
60% of all students
Mascot
Minuteman
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
90.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
77.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
41%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
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