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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Overview

Founded in 1863, University of Massachusetts Amherst is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Amherst (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 154 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UMass Amherst also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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General Information


Name
Acronym UMass Amherst
Founded 1863
Motto Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
By the sword we seek peace; but peace only under liberty
Colours Maroon and white
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Location


Address 181 Presidents Drive
Amherst
01003-9291 Massachusetts
United States
Population range 10,000-49,999
Phone +1 (413) 545 0111
Fax +1 (413) 545 2328
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Course Levels and Areas of Studies


Undergraduate Postgraduate

Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees

Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
Master degrees

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Yearly Tuition Range


Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local students 12,500-15,000 US$ (9,200-11,000 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
International students over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) 10,000-12,500 US$ (7,400-9,200 Euro)

Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate University of Massachusetts Amherst's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above tuition range information is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Admissions


Gender Admission Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 37 Mather Drive
Amherst 01003-9291
Phone +1 (413) 545 0222

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate University of Massachusetts Amherst's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile


Student Enrollment Total Student Enrolment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None
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Facilities and Services


Library University Library Yes Go to University of Massachusetts Amherst's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of University of Massachusetts Amherst for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation and Recognition

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Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1932


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)



Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in a specific section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations and Memberships

  • UMass System
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Five Colleges, Incorporated
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)


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