University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Graduates

  • 30% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$9,595 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$17,818 / year

Room and Board

$6,989

Application deadline

January 15

Application fee

$40




Educational Resources

Libraries

WEB Dubois papers; East Asian Collection; Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies; Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,236,964 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 41,503 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,579,033 microforms.
  • 23,048 Audio/Visual items.
  • 86,236 e-books.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 450 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 131 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 773 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 30 Internet connections in Laboratories.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 95% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 62% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 9% of housing units are Singles.
  • 86% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 2% of housing units are Triples.
  • 3% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 101 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 40% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 95% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Headliner concerts at the Mullins Center, Downtown Amherst Block Party, Minuteman Mall Mania, Taste of UMass, Into Amherst community service day, Autumn in Amherst, Women of Color Leadership Series, international performances at the Fine Arts Center, Oozefest-UMass Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament, New World Theater, Homecoming, Multicultural Film Festival, UMass Theater Guild
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 200 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: ALANA; Alpha Kappa Delta; Alpha Lambda Delta; Alpha Pi Mu; Alpha Sigma Lambda; Alpha Zeta; Beta Alpha Psi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Chi Epsilon; Eta Kappa Nu; Eta Sigma Delta; Eta Sigma Phi; Golden Key; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Kappa Delta Pi; Kappa Tau Alpha; LEAR; Mortar Board; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Sigma Alpha; Pi Tau Sigma; Psi Chi; Sigma Lambda Alpha; Sigma Theta Tau; Sigma Xi; Tau Beta Pi; Upsilon Pi Epsilon; Xi Sigma Pi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alliance Christian Fellowship Athletes in Action , Campus Crusade for; Christ, Capstone Christian Fellowship, Catholic Newman Center, Chabad; House , Covenant of the Goddess & Communitarians, Episcopal Chaplaincy, First Baptist Church, Hillel Foundation, Intervarsity Christian; Fellowship, Jewish Affairs, Jewish Student Union, MERCY House, Muslim Student Association, Navigators Christian Fellowship, Orthodox Christian; Fellowship, SPIRALS (Student Pagans Integrating Religion & Life Spiritually), The Leadership Connection, United Christian Foundation;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association; Afrik-Am; Ahora; Arab Students Association; Asian-American Student Association; Black Mass Communication Project; Black Student Union; Boricuas Unidos; Cambodian Student Association; Cape Verdean Student Association; Casa Dominicana; English Speaking Carribean Association; Haitian American Student Association; Japan America Club; Jewish Student Union; Korean Student Association; Native American Students Association; Pakistan Student Association; Persian Student Assocation; Russian Student Organization; Student Assocation for the Multicultural Brazillian Alliance; Soul TV; South Asian Students Association; Taiwanese Student Association; Vietnamese Student Association; Wazobia Group.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) University Orchestra; Marching Band; Theatre Guild; over two hundred other registered student organizations on campus.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Hartford/Springfield (50), Boston (90)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Amherst (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Amherst (0)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 33% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 20 fraternities
  • 8 fraternity houses
  • 1% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 13 sororities
  • 7 sorority houses
  • 1% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    hazing prohibited

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