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 University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA

374 Whitmore Building, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

General information:(413)545-0111
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Town: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:28,084(21,812 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $11,917 $11,917 $12,797 -7%
Out-of-state $23,414 $23,813 $25,585 -7%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,276 $8,814 $9,512 -7%
Other $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ 0%
Other $ $ $ 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $22,593 $23,131 $24,709 -4%
Off Campus $12,917 $12,917 $13,797 -8%
Off Campus with Family $12,917 $12,917 $13,797 -8%
Out-of-state
On Campus $34,090 $35,027 $37,497 -5%
Off Campus $24,414 $24,813 $26,585 -8%
Off Campus with Family $24,414 $24,813 $26,585 -8%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,714
In-state fees $10,898
Out-of-state tuition $9,937
Out-of-state fees $15,463
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,640
In-state fee $9,597
Out-of-state tuition $9,937
Out-of-state fees $14,449
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 4,029 88% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,372 74% $24,529,316 $7,274
Federal grants 1,155 25% $5,700,458 $4,935
Pell grants 1,155 25% $4,622,905 $4,003
Other federal grants 1,121 25% $1,077,553 $961
State/local government grant or scholarships 2,424 53% $5,342,777 $2,204
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,583 57% $13,486,081 $5,221
Student loan aid 3,065 67% $21,374,199 $6,974
Federal student loans 3,046 67% $16,421,668 $5,391
Other student loans 386 8% $4,952,531 $12,830
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,360 63% $108,702,073 $8,136
Pell grants 5,694 27% $23,141,404 $4,064
Federal student loans 13,024 61% $85,352,006 $6,553

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $14,977 $16,460 $16,145
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,072 $5,979 $8,863
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,170 $7,513 $9,611
$48,001 - $75,000 $15,088 $12,354 $14,174
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,129 $18,172 $19,226
$110,001 and more $19,762 $19,886 $21,541

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 28,084
Undergraduate enrollment 21,812
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,371
Graduate enrollment 6,272
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$70

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 32,564 15,267 17,297
Percent admitted 66% 63% 68%
Percent admitted who enrolled 63% 15% 14%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 4433 95%
ACT 898 19%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 530 630
SAT Math 560 650
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 24 28
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 82132
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1420
Field Hockey -24
Football 100-
Ice Hockey 29-
Lacrosse 4134
Rowing -75
Soccer 2728
Softball -19
Swimming and Diving 2732
Tennis -12

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2010 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2010 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/2000 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1992 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1990 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1985 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1985 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1985 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/01/1983 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education07/01/1932 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

11/01/1978 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

12/18/1957 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/08/1992 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

11/01/1979 - 12/31/2006Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

11/01/2005 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

08/24/1973 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/22/2000 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/22/2000 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health

09/30/1970 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1968 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1962 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession885
Drug law violations2756 31
Liquor law violations483371375
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 402
Drug law violations 11159
Liquor law violations 325
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 61213
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 111
Aggravated assault 8155
Burglary 595932
Motor vehicle theft 451
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 499
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 560
Burglary 363221
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate4.1%
Number in default189
Number in repayment4,602

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00222100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Associate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Economics8572-----
Animal Sciences, General3852-----
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other---16----
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General---7----
Crop Production---5----
Equestrian/Equine Studies---7----
Food Science1872-----
Landscaping and Groundskeeping---17----
Plant Sciences, General164-----
Turf and Turfgrass Management---23----
Category total188251075----
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture3511------
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-144-----
Environmental Design/Architecture19-------
Landscape Architecture207------
Category total74324-----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies363-3---
German Studies311-----
Latin American Studies----156--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies2---1---
Russian Studies1-------
Women's Studies4----3--
Category total4174-199--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology41------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General4-------
Biotechnology----2---
Botany/Plant Biology--2-----
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-139-----
Entomology--1-----
Evolutionary Biology-36-----
Exercise Physiology14537-----
Microbiology, General4384-----
Neuroscience-22-----
Category total4213031-2---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting175101------
Business Administration and Management, General12541011-----
Finance, General212-------
Hospitality Administration/Management, General16------
Labor and Industrial Relations-10------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General125-------
Category total84152711-----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Journalism12-------
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3635-----
Category total41635-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science792820-----
Category total792820-----
Construction Trades Colleges
Building Construction Technology32-------
Category total32-------
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education-7------
Education, General-18136---39-
Music Teacher Education-4------
Category total-19236---39-
Engineering Colleges
Biological/Biosystems Engineering-----7--
Chemical Engineering41-12-----
Civil Engineering, General81263-----
Computer Engineering, General3-------
Electrical and Electronics Engineering36358-----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-12------
Industrial Engineering86------
Mechanical Engineering76102-----
Polymer/Plastics Engineering-169-----
Category total26310534--7--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering/Industrial Management-1------
Category total-1------
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-21------
English Language and Literature, General10135-----
Category total167345-----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature34------
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General76------
Comparative Literature111-----
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General----7---
French Language and Literature53------
Italian Language and Literature32------
Japanese Language and Literature22------
Linguistics412-----
Portuguese Language and Literature1-------
Spanish Language and Literature1872-----
Category total180265-7---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist-------4
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General6823------
Nursing Practice-------20
Nursing Science--5-----
Pre-Veterinary Studies17-------
Public Health, General5952-----
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse16411------
Category total3121297----24
History Colleges
History, General10113-7---
Public/Applied History-----2--
Category total151113-72--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies----4---
Category total----4---
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Studies, General39-------
Category total136-------
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies2-------
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other6-------
Category total101-------
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General-4------
Mathematics, General8184-----
Category total70224-----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences6-------
Marine Sciences----3---
Medieval and Renaissance Studies----6---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other198-------
Nutrition Sciences322------
Category total2362--9---
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science35-------
Forestry, General152------
Natural Resources/Conservation, General2911-----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management183-----
Category total98114-----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management719------
Category total13519------
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies5-------
Philosophy1014-----
Religion/Religious Studies----1---
Category total4714-1---
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy153-----
Chemistry, General41020-----
Geology/Earth Science, General184-----
Physics, General457-----
Category total1042834-----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General26713-----
School Psychology--3-----
Category total492716-----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Policy Analysis, General-13--9---
Category total-13--9---
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology243-----
Economics, General40610-----
Geography45------
International Relations and Affairs----4---
Political Science and Government, General3454-45---
Social Sciences, General----3---
Social Sciences, Other2-------
Sociology2744-----
Category total6392421-52---
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation17------
Dance, General9-------
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General15--8---
Fine/Studio Arts, General526------
Interior Design-2------
Music Performance, General125------
Music, General34-------
Category total16845--8---
Grand total355132225875118183924