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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Location/Contact
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST
AMHERST, MA01003
General info:(413) 545-0111
Financial aid office:(413) 545-0801
Admissions office:(413) 545-0222
University Homepage

Tuition + Room (2011)
Instate: $12,612
Out-of-State: $25,400
Room & Board(on-campus): $10,310
Meals Per Week:999

UGrad Application Fee: $70
Grad Application Fee: $40

Tuition Payment Plan: Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:12708
Freshman Must Live on Campus: Yes

University Makeup (2011)
# of Undergrads: 24,274
# of Grad students: 7,143
# of Part time: 9
Total Students: 31,417
50% Male, 50% Female

International: 6%
African-American: 4%
American Indian: 0%
Asian: 7%
Hispanic: 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 36%
Caucasian (non-hispan): 65%
Unknown: 12%

Financial Aid
70% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $2,209

30% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $2,486

18% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $4,326

54% receive student loans and the average amount is $2,794
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Financial 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 Recommended
Test Scores Required
Competencies Recommended
Test EOFL Required

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

Applicants Admitted %
63% men vs 68% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions
Number of Men Applicants: 15,267
Number of Women Applicants: 17,297
Number of Men Admitted: 9,581
Number of Women Admitted: 11,792

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

Majors  Hide Majors
• Accounting
• African-American/Black Studies
• African-American/Black Studies Award of less than 1 academic year
• African-American/Black Studies Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Agricultural Economics
• Agricultural Economics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Animal Sciences General
• Animal Sciences General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Anthropology
• Anthropology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services Other
• Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations General
• Applied Mathematics General
• Architecture
• Art History Criticism and Conservation
• Art Teacher Education
• Astronomy
• Astronomy Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Audiology/Audiologist Phd(Professional practice)
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
• Biological and Physical Sciences
• Biological/Biosystems Engineering Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Biology/Biological Sciences General
• Biotechnology Award of less than 1 academic year
• Botany/Plant Biology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Building Construction Technology
• Business Administration and Management General
• Business Administration and Management General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
• Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Chemistry General
• Chemistry General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Chinese Language and Literature
• City/Urban Community and Regional Planning
• City/Urban Community and Regional Planning Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Civil Engineering General
• Civil Engineering General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Classics and Classical Languages Literatures and Linguistics General
• Communication Sciences and Disorders General
• Comparative Literature
• Comparative Literature Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Computer Engineering General
• Computer Science
• Computer Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Award of less than 1 academic year
• Crop Production
• Dance General
• Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts General
• Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts General Award of less than 1 academic year
• East Asian Languages Literatures and Linguistics General Award of less than 1 academic year
• Economics General
• Economics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Education General
• Education General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Education General Post-master's certificate
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Engineering/Industrial Management
• English Language and Literature General
• English Language and Literature General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Entomology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Environmental Design/Architecture
• Environmental Science
• Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
• Equestrian/Equine Studies
• Evolutionary Biology
• Evolutionary Biology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Exercise Physiology
• Exercise Physiology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Finance General
• Fine/Studio Arts General
• Food Science
• Food Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Forestry General
• French Language and Literature
• General Studies
• Geography
• Geology/Earth Science General
• Geology/Earth Science General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• German Studies
• German Studies Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• History General
• History General Award of less than 1 academic year
• History General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Hospitality Administration/Management General
• Industrial Engineering
• Interior Design
• International Relations and Affairs Award of less than 1 academic year
• Italian Language and Literature
• Japanese Language and Literature
• Jewish/Judaic Studies
• Journalism
• Labor and Industrial Relations
• Landscape Architecture
• Landscaping and Groundskeeping
• Latin American Studies Award of less than 1 academic year
• Latin American Studies Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Legal Studies General
• Liberal Arts and Sciences General Studies and Humanities Other
• Linguistics
• Linguistics Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Marine Sciences Award of less than 1 academic year
• Marketing/Marketing Management General
• Mathematics General
• Mathematics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Medieval and Renaissance Studies Award of less than 1 academic year
• Microbiology General
• Microbiology General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies Other
• Music General
• Music Performance General
• Music Teacher Education
• Natural Resources/Conservation General
• Natural Resources/Conservation General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Near and Middle Eastern Studies
• Near and Middle Eastern Studies Award of less than 1 academic year
• Neuroscience
• Neuroscience Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Nursing Practice Phd(Professional practice)
• Nursing Science Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Nutrition Sciences
• Philosophy
• Philosophy Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Physics General
• Physics General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Plant Sciences General
• Plant Sciences General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Political Science and Government General
• Political Science and Government General Award of less than 1 academic year
• Political Science and Government General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Polymer/Plastics Engineering
• Polymer/Plastics Engineering Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Portuguese Language and Literature
• Pre-Veterinary Studies
• Psychology General
• Psychology General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Health General
• Public Health General Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Public Policy Analysis General
• Public Policy Analysis General Award of less than 1 academic year
• Public/Applied History Postbaccalaureate certificate
• Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
• Religion/Religious Studies Award of less than 1 academic year
• Russian Studies
• School Psychology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Social Sciences General Award of less than 1 academic year
• Social Sciences Other
• Sociology
• Sociology Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Spanish Language and Literature Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Speech Communication and Rhetoric
• Speech Communication and Rhetoric Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
• Turf and Turfgrass Management
• Wildlife Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
• Wildlife Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Phd(Research / Scholarship)
• Women's Studies
• Women's Studies Postbaccalaureate certificate



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