University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Acceptance Rate 65 %
SAT Average 1,295
Tuition & Fees $36,427
Student Population 31,642
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $10,126

Academic Overview

University of Massachusetts-Amherst Campus, Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Amherst, Massachusetts. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $16,439 for Massachusetts residents and $36,427 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 31,642 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 65% and the graduation rate is 83% last year.
The salary after graduation from University of Massachusetts-Amherst varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $57,700. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of University of Massachusetts-Amherst are $16,439 for Massachusetts residents and $36,427 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $16,235 for in-state students and $32,341 for out-of-state students.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst 2021 Tuition & Fees
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at UMass Amherst. The acceptance rate of UMass Amherst is 65% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 21%. The average graduation rate is 83% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $10,126 and 73% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 31,642 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for University of Massachusetts-Amherst is 65 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for University of Massachusetts-Amherst is 83 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for University of Massachusetts-Amherst is 91 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for University of Massachusetts-Amherst is 31,642
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for University of Massachusetts-Amherst is 17 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $10,126 at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

UMass Amherst offers 304 major programs through online and on-site education where 45 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate4914
Associate's Degree71
Bachelor's Degree849
Post Bachelor's Degree3011
Master's Degree788
Post Master's Degree11
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship530
Doctor's degree - professional practice21

Special Learning Opportunities

University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:14,491)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,558)

Veterans Benefits

University of Massachusetts-Amherst has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges