University of Massachusetts Amherst

country rank  59
world rank  80

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University Overview

Founded in 1863, University of Massachusetts Amherst is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Amherst (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited and/or 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 (uniRank 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. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 155 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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, white and black

University Location

Address 181 Presidents Drive
Amherst (population range: 10,000-49,999)
01003-9291 Massachusetts
United States
T +1 (413) 545 0111
F +1 (413) 545 2328

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 37 Mather Drive
Amherst 01003-9291
+1 (413) 545 0222

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

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 International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
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

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Cou

Affiliations

  • UMass System
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Five College Consortium
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 9 October 2018