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University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public institution located in Amherst, Massachusetts. The suburban atmosphere of Amherst makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

$40,010 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
65% Acceptance Rate

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University of Massachusetts Amherst Rankings

UMass Amherst is ranked #133 out of 2,110 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UMass Amherst has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#21 Best Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Best Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#155 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMass Amherst.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Management Information Systems Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Managerial Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Managerial Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Hospitality Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Human Resource Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMass Amherst has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#14 Best Hospitality Management Schools College Factual
#31 Best Human Resource Management Schools College Factual
#45 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#63 Best Business Administration & Management Schools College Factual
#89 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#188 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Massachusetts Amherst?

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Contact details for UMass Amherst are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-0111
Website: www.umass.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/umassamherst
Twitter: http://twitter.com/umassamherst

How Do I Get Into UMass Amherst?

You can apply to UMass Amherst online at: www.commonapp.org/

Admission Requirements for UMass Amherst

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMass Amherst?

65% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
88% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UMass Amherst is 65%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 88% of students accepted to UMass Amherst submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 680. Math scores were between 600 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Massachusetts Amherst  ( 600 to 680 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts Amherst  ( 600 to 710 )
200
800
UMass Amherst received ACT scores from 18% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 33. Math scores were between 25 and 31. Composite scores were between 27 and 32.

ACT English Scores for University of Massachusetts Amherst  ( 25 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts Amherst  ( 25 to 31 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Massachusetts Amherst  ( 27 to 32 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Massachusetts Amherst?

$40,010 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMass Amherst is $40,010. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMass Amherst, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $8,157 a year. That adds up to $32,628 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMass Amherst is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Undergraduate Student Diversity

22,212 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,233 undergraduate students at UMass Amherst, with 22,212 being full-time and 2,021 being part-time.

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There are also 7,409 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 22,212 full-time undergraduates at UMass Amherst, 50% are male and 50% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Massachusetts Amherst students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,562
Black or African American 1,071
Hispanic or Latino 1,738
White 13,647
International Students 1,613
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,581

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at University of Massachusetts Amherst. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 108 countries are represented at UMass Amherst. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

26,059 Took All Classes Online
30,293 Took At Least One Class Online
160.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at UMass Amherst. In 2019-2020, 30,293 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMass Amherst has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UMass Amherst

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts Amherst was $14,356 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $30,689. The following table shows how UMass Amherst is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Supply Chain Management #16 #16
General Hospitality Administration/Management #22 #42
Hospitality Management #34 #54

Online Affordability Rankings of UMass Amherst Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Massachusetts Amherst was $16,439 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $36,427. The following table shows how UMass Amherst is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods #6 #3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #40 #46

Online Growth Rankings of UMass Amherst

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Massachusetts Amherst was 160.9%. This is the #277 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UMass Amherst regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMass Amherst ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMass Amherst.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Management Information Systems and Services #1
Other Accounting and Related Services #4
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods #4
Management Information Systems #10
Hospitality Management #10
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #12
Human Resource Management #33
Accounting #37
Accounting #55
General Business Administration and Management #127
Business Administration & Management #166

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major TOTAL
Accounting 0
Other Accounting and Related Services 0
General Business Administration and Management 0
Supply Chain Management 0
Transportation/Mobility Management 0
Business Economics 0
Finance 0
General Hospitality Administration/Management 0
Meeting and Event Planning 0
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 0
Labor & Industrial Relations 0
Labor Studies 0
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0
Other Management Information Systems and Services 0
Real Estate 0
Applied Economics 0
Econometrics & Quantitative Economics 0
General Economics 0
TOTAL 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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