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The University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Instate Tuition (2013-2014)
Out-of-state Tuition (2013-2014)

UMass-Amherst Address

General info:(413) 545-0111
Financial aid office:(413) 545-0801
Admissions office:(413) 545-0222University Homepage

Tuition + UMass-Amherst Housing (2013-2014)

Meals Per Week:999

Undergrad Application Fee: $75
Grad Application Fee:$75

Tuition Payment Plan:Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:13,318
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup (2013-2014)

# of Undergrads: 24,928
# of Grad students: 7,229
# of Part time: 3
Total Students: 32,157




American Indian



Pacific Islander




Financial Aid

70% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $2,819

53% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $2,144

55% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $6,074

61% receive student loans and the average amount is $8,146Net Price CalculatorFinancial Aid Website
Public 4 year or above Institution
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

Special Programs

Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements

Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank N/A
Test Scores Required
Competencies N/A

Special Credits

HS College Credit: Yes
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: Yes
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted

62% men vs 64% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions (2013-2014)

Men Applicants:17,361
Women Applicants:18,651
Men Admitted:10,722
Women Admitted:11,943

Student Services

Library On Campus
Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Placement Services
Day Care On Campus


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