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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,823 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
40,822 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
79.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
3,459 Graduates

About the photo: Shot from the 23rd floor of the campus library


The median in-state tuition at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is $14,590, which is $7,599 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $31,823, which is 218% of the cost for in-state students, and is $13,447 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,093.

In 2016, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Massachusetts-Amherst received 40,822 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.72% annual growth. Out of those 40,822 applicants, 24,364 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.7% acceptance rate.

There were 30,037 students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2016, and 84% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Massachusetts-Amherst has a total enrollment of 30,037 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is 23,746 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,291. This means that 79.1% of students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Amherst are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62% White, 8.91% Asian, 5.56% Hispanic or Latino, 3.89% Black or African American, 2.45% Two or More Races, 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Massachusetts-Amherst in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (24.5%), followed by White Female (22.5%) and Asian Male (3.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (2.05%), followed by White Male (1.41%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.2%).

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In 2016, 379 more women than men graduated from University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The majority of students graduating from University of Massachusetts-Amherst are White. These 5,443 graduates mean that there were 6.78 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 803 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is General Psychology with 476 graduates, followed by General Communication with 283 graduates and Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 268 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Agriculture, with 258 graduates, followed by Architecture and Related Services with 122 graduates and Natural Resources & Conservation with 149 graduates.


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University of Massachusetts-Amherst has an endowment valued at nearly $303M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.59M (2.17%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Massachusetts-Amherst had a total expenditure of $1.06B. Of that $1.06B, they spent $503M on salaries and $120M on benefits.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst employs 458 Professors, 312 Associate professors, and 303 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Massachusetts-Amherst are Male Professors (330), Female Assistant professors (172), and Male Associate professors (165).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Massachusetts-Amherst are: Service, with 798 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 716 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 493 employees.



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