StudentsReview :: The University of Massachusetts - Amherst - Surrounding City Ratings
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA
Boston University -- Boston, MA
Boston College -- Chestnut Hill, MA


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


The University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at UMass-Amherst

View:
By Gender
MalesB
FemalesB
By Major
AccountingB-
Agriculture/HorticultureB+
Animal StudiesA-
AnthropologyB
Art & Design DepartmentA+
BiologyB-
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Chemical EngineeringA
Civil EngineeringB+
CommunicationsB
Computer EngineeringB+
Computer ScienceB+
CriminalB
EconomicsC
EducationA
Electrical EngineeringB+
Engineering DepartmentA-
EnglishB-
FinanceB-
Geography and GeosciencesC-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
JournalismB-
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B
LinguisticsC
MathC
Mechanical EngineeringB-
Music EducationA+
Natural ResourcesB
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA-
NursingA-
OtherB-
PhilosophyA+
PhysicsB+
Political ScienceB
PreLaw and LegalC
PreMed and MedicalA
PsychologyB
Social WorkA-
SociologyB
UndecidedB-

Against similar schools

Surrounding City compared with similar schools in class.

University of Massachusetts - Amherst
 B
Average of All Schools
 B-
Average of schools in class
 B+

Harvard University
 B+
Brown University
 A-
Yale University
 B
Princeton University
 C+
Cornell University
 B
Stanford University
 B-
Boston University
 A
F
A+

Surrounding City

... You have your inner city kids, you have your New York, New Jersey kids, stoners, athletes, nerds ...Read full comment
... The campus is described as a city in a rural setting, but only expect for it to be busting with people and excitement durring the middle of weekd...Read full comment
... I lived in Southwest and would not recommend it -- a concrete city including four high rises of partying, loud, dumb kids ...Read full comment
... That's how I go home (to Boston) so I have to fork it over but if you just want to hang around in the city for a day I'm not sure it's worth $50 ...Read full comment
... i was born on Cape Cod and raised there most of my life and then a few years ago moved to Boston and i fell in love with the city and realized th...Read full comment
... SW is far away from class and it feels like a city ...Read full comment
... It truly is a small city in itself, which is nice, since the actual town of Amherst is pretty small ...Read full comment
... Its no big city but there are enough nice bars and cultural events to semi-fill the void of big city life ...Read full comment
... I love it (though be aware it's no New York City-I doubt there are any dance clubs) ...Read full comment
... the city feel makes you feel like your in the world not just in a small town because thats not what life really is like in reality ...Read full comment
... The southwest area has a concrete/ city-like feel but the rest of the campus has a lot of grass and beautiful, traditional buildings ...Read full comment
... If a big school is not for you, or you want to go to school in the city, that's great ...Read full comment
... If you are quiet and a loner, you might prefer Sylvan to Southwest, where more extroverted partiers live in a cityscape ...Read full comment
... The social life around UMass has something for everyone except giganto city folks and clubbers ...Read full comment
... If you like city life, again don't go here ...Read full comment
... In my personal opinion, this place brought me back to some of my darkest moments in New York City ...Read full comment
... Upon arrival, however, the girl refused to even get out of the car, as she was completely “turned-off” by the somewhat drab setting within t...Read full comment
... Upon arrival, however, the girl refused to even get out of the car, as she was completely “turned-off” by the somewhat drab setting within t...Read full comment
... I really wish I went to a small engineering school in a city (but I dont think one exists which I could get into) or one with better help resourc...Read full comment
... If you are not willing to be a macho tough guy and get punched in the face, knocked out, have your academics turn to C's or worse, get drunk ...Read full comment
Compare UMass-AmherstSave UMass-Amherst

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college tuition an... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→