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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public research university, and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) system.

Key Facts

Rankings

  • #70 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2019
  • #26 in Top Public Schools
  • #11 in Artificial Intelligence
  • #20 in Computer Science
  • #30 in Sociology
  • #30 in Audiology

Year founded

  • 1863

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation 

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 23,515 

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 7,078

Student-faculty ratio

  • 18:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 57.5% (2017)

Average SAT for freshman entry

  • SAT 1268

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.89

International student population

  • 6%

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $53,900

Popular majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $34,570 / $12,626

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About the university
  • Undergraduate students are organized into seven colleges 
  • At undergraduate level, UMass Amherst offers 109 degree programs and 5 associate’s programs
  • 77 master’s and 48 doctoral programs are offered
  • 21 teams compete at the NCAA Division I level
  • Famous alumni include Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric; Robert Meers, former chairman of Reebok and Lululemon and former football player 
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