University of Massachusetts at Amherst

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Amherst, MA

$16,439

Avg in-state tuition

$36,427

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Massachusetts at Amherst

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is a large public university located on a suburban campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 31,642, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 65%. The university offers 98 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 83%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $16,439, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $36,427.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

65% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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89% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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83% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 27-32

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1200-1390

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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32k

Students enrolled

96%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

58%

Non-U.S. Citizen

11%

Asian

10%

Hispanic

8%

Unknown

5%

Black

5%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

51%

Socio-economic diversity

21% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

41

Total Online Enrollment

30,293

Student Location Breakout

96% 4%

Percent of Programs Online

87% On-campus

13% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 27% online

Associate Check Bold 14% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 47% online

Master's Check Bold 5% online

Doctorate Check Bold 2% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

36%

State Grant Aid

23%

Institution Grant Aid

80%

Pell Grant

21%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,257
State Grant Aid $2,320
Institution Grant Aid $8,357
Pell Grant Aid $4,499

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$44k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.