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University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public institution situated in Amherst, Massachusetts. UMass Amherst is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

270 Undergraduate Degrees
228 Graduate Degrees
$39,349 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
58% Acceptance Rate

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University of Massachusetts Amherst Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UMass Amherst has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#27 Most Popular Computer Science Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#74 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMass Amherst.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#21 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMass Amherst has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#53 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual
#65 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#74 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#239 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Massachusetts Amherst?

Location of University of Massachusetts Amherst

Contact details for UMass Amherst are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-0111

How Do I Get Into UMass Amherst?

You can apply to UMass Amherst online at:

Admission Requirements for UMass Amherst

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMass Amherst?

58% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
85% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UMass Amherst is 58%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 60%.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to UMass Amherst submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 670. Math scores were between 590 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Massachusetts Amherst  ( 590 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts Amherst  ( 590 to 690 )
UMass Amherst received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Massachusetts Amherst  ( 26 to 31 )

Can I Afford University of Massachusetts Amherst?

$39,349 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMass Amherst is $39,349. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UMass Amherst, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $8,147 a year. That adds up to $32,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMass Amherst is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Undergraduate Student Diversity

22,491 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,209 undergraduate students at UMass Amherst, with 22,491 being full-time and 1,718 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMass Amherst

There are also 7,141 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 22,491 full-time undergraduates at UMass Amherst, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMass Amherst

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Massachusetts Amherst students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMass Amherst Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,459
Black or African American 1,058
Hispanic or Latino 1,700
White 13,742
International Students 1,714
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,818

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at University of Massachusetts Amherst. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 108 countries are represented at UMass Amherst. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Massachusetts Amherst

3,607 Took All Classes Online
6,503 Took At Least One Class Online
4.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 9 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at UMass Amherst. In 2017-2018, 6,503 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMass Amherst has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 21st most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMass Amherst

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Massachusetts Amherst was 4.5%. This is the #1,275 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMass Amherst regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 270 0 206 21 497
Computer & IS Security 0 1 0 0 1
Informatics 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 270 1 206 21 498


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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