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University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 Amherst, MA 01003 Phone: (413) 545-0111
  • General Information
    About University of Massachusetts Amherst

    The University's mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Fringe
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 29,452
    Percent Admitted 67%
    Men Admitted 63%
    Women Admitted 71%
    Full Time Retention Rate 87%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 510 620
      Math 540 640
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 22 27
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 30,553
    Native American 102
    Asian 2,064
    African American 1,400
    Hispanic 1,089
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 19,821
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 2,372

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