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UMass Amherst - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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UMass Amherst Description:

UMass Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system. As the only public university in the Five College Consortium, UMass offers the benefit of state tuition with easy access to classes at Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire and Smith. The large UMass campus is easy to recognize because of the W.E.B. DuBois Library, the tallest college library in the world. UMass frequently ranks among the top 50 public universities in the U.S., and it has a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. In athletics, the UMass Minutemen compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 28,236 (21,928 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,415 (in-state); $26,830 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,937
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $25,752 (in-state); $39,167 (out-of-state)

UMass Amherst Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • UMass Amherst Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,047
    • Loans: $7,124

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Finance, Hospitality Administration, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

UMass Amherst Mission Statement:

mission statement from the UMass Amherst website

"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."
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