University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States of America

249thQS World Ranking

Founded in 1863, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is public research university hosted on nearly 1,450 acres of land. It is the flagship campus of University of Massachusetts system.

Popularly known as UMass, the University of Massachusetts comprises of various schools and colleges: College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, College of Information and Computer Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Commonwealth Honors College, Isenberg School of Management, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, School of Agriculture and the Graduate School. The university offers 118 bachelor’s degree programs through nine schools. The university follows a semester based academic calendar.

The university is large, but through the Five College Interchange, students can take courses at smaller liberal arts colleges nearby: Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College and Hampshire College. The university has a student population of over 29,000 students oh which more than 22,700 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. The university has a student to faculty ratio of 18:1 and acceptance rate of 58%. The university spends more than $200 million on research every year and contributes to the position of USA as a technological and economic leader.

UMass  is classified as a research university with Highest Research Activity, by the  Carnegie  Foundation of Advancement of Teaching.

Notable Alumni: Jeff Corwin (Host-Animal Planet's The Jeff Corwin Experience), Gerry Callahan (Sports writer for the Boston Herald and radio talk show personality for WEEI), Bonnie Dumanis (District Attorney of San Diego County)

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The Accelerated BS in Nursing is a full-time, campus-based program that allows students to earn a BS in Nursing in 17 months. This option is open only to students who have completed bachelor s degrees in other disciplines.

Official high school transcript, SAT I and/or ACT scores, Letter of Recommendation, Essay, A minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, Essay, IELTS score of 6.5

Certified Registered nurse analyst,Nurse Researcher,Psychiatric nurse practionar,Certified Nurse Midwife,Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse

NA

English

The 37-credit interdisciplinary Master of Public Policy (MPP) program educates individuals to become public and nonprofit sector leaders, as well as effective advocates for social change

A baccalaureate Degree in the related field earned in the United States or an equivalent degree, Personal Statement, Official Transcripts, 3 Letters of Recommendation, TOEFL minimum score 80, IELTS minimum score 6.5

Charity officer, Government officers

NA

English

The Accelerated Master's Degree in the Department of Political Science is a flexible and individualized plan of graduate study for undergraduate students at UMass Amherst.

A baccalaureate Degree in the related field earned in the United States or an equivalent degree, Personal Statement, Official Transcripts, 3 Letters of Recommendation, TOEFL minimum score 80, IELTS minimum score 6.5

Government treasury officer, Intelligence specialist, Assistant city manager, Media electronics analyst, Legal investigator

2nd Jan

English

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is happy to offer students majoring in CEE at UMass Amherst the opportunity to apply for admission to an accelerated M.S. program.

A baccalaureate Degree in the related field earned in the United States or an equivalent degree, Personal Statement, Official Transcripts, 3 Letters of Recommendation, TOEFL minimum score 80, IELTS minimum score 6.5

Building control surveyor, Consulting civil engineer,Contracting civil engineer,Site Engineer

NA

English

This is a two-year professional degree program designed to prepare students in the mathematical sciences for a career in contemporary industry or business. The students receive thorough training in applied mathematics and scientific computing, exposure to mathematics-related subjects in science and engineering, and experience in a group project. The program's graduates have been successful in securing desirable positions with companies ranging from small, local firms to large, international corporations.

A baccalaureate Degree in the related field earned in the United States or an equivalent degree, Personal Statement, Official Transcripts, 3 Letters of Recommendation, TOEFL minimum score 80, IELTS minimum score 6.5

Benefits consultant, Financial analyst, Internal auditor, Biomethmetician

2nd Jan

a) Common Application

b) $75 application fee

c) Official high school transcript and First-term senior grades

d) Letter of recommendation

e) Official ACT/SAT scores

f) Typical SAT scores: 1225 (Critical Reading/Math), ACT Average-28

g) Average GPA 3.83

h) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

i) TOEFL: IBT-80, IELTS-6.0

j) Acceptance rate: 68% (2014)

k) Unscripted interview: While not required for admission, all international students may choose to submit a third-party unscripted interview.

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements. 

Fees

Undergraduate: In-state: $15,345, International: $36,300

Graduate: In-state: $10,694, International: $32,442

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees. 

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at University of Massachusetts, Amherst is $13,000 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: Fall: Early Action: November 1, Regular Decision: January 15; Spring: October 1

Graduate: February 1

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines. 

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University Stats

29269

Students

1487

International Students

22748

Undergraduates

6521

Postgraduate

1300

Faculty Strength

9

International Faculty

18

Student Faculty Ratio

58
%

Acceptance Rate

$
36300

Tuition Fees

$
13000

Living Cost

$
2400

Other Fees

3.8

Avg. GPA

* All cost are in USD