Whitmore, 181 President's Drive Amherst, MA 01003-9313 413-545-0222
About University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Year of Foundation 1863
  • Size of Campus 1463 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 19,394
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 50% 50% 17% OUS
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $11,732 in-state, $23,628 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $8,610
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Enrollment No. 20,287
The University of Massachusetts Amherst (otherwise known as UMass, Massachusetts, or UMass Amherst) is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system. With 1,174 faculty members and more than 27,000 students, UMass Amherst is the largest public university in New England.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 8
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Headliner concerts at the Mullins Center, Downtown Amherst Block Party, Minuteman Mall Mania, Taste of UMass, Into Amherst community service day, Autumn in Amherst, Women of Color Leadership Series, international performances at the Fine Arts Center, Oozef
  • Number of students in fraternities 20
  • Percent students who are frat members 1%
  • Number of honor societies ALANA; Alpha Kappa Delta; Alpha Lambda Delta; Alpha Pi Mu; Alpha Sigma Lambda; Alpha Zeta; Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Chi Epsilon; Eta Kappa Nu; Eta Sigma Delta; Eta Sigma Phi; Golden Key; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Kappa De
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 13
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alliance Christian Fellowship Athletes in Action , Campus Crusade for; Christ, Capstone Christian Fellowship, Catholic Newman Center, Chabad; House , Covenant of the Goddess & Communitarians, Episcopal Chaplaincy, First Bap
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 1%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association; Afrik-Am; Ahora; Arab Students Association; Asian-American Student Association; Black Mass Communication Project; Black Student Union; Boricuas Unidos; Cambodian Student Association; Cape Verdea
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 20
  • Other general policies hazing prohibited
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Hartford/Springfield (50), Boston (90)
  • Distance to nearest train Amherst (2)
  • Distance to nearest bus Amherst (0)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 2%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 9%
  • Number of students using college housing 62%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 40%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (91%), women's dorms (1%), men's dorms (1%), sorority housing (1%), fraternity housing (1%), apartments for married students (2%), apartment for single students (0%), special housing for disabled students (0%), special housing for international
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 86%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 95%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 101
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 3%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
Campus Services
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number Of Microforms 2,579,033
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Museums N/A
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Number of e-books 86,236
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 773
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 3,236,964
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 30
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 23,048
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 131
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 41,503
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Library Facilities 100%
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Price Waterhouse Coopers; Baystate Medical Center
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 30%
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Town