University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, MA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 23,947
Graduate Enrollment: 7,814
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, large, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 65.53%

Male/Female: 48% / 52% (2017)

First generation college students: 21.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.4% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,362
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1250 - 1460

2022 Median Admit ACT: 31
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 28 - 33

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 82.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 70.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 62.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 54.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 60.4%
Black: 4.8%
Hispanic: 8.6%
Asian: 11.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.8%
Non-resident alien: 6.8%
Unknown race: 3.9%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $26,579
In-State tuition: $16,439
Out-of-State tuition: $36,964

Estimated books and supplies: $1,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $13,595 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,400 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $13,595 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,400 (2022)

Average Family Income: $101,235 (2017)
Median Family Income: $74,291 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 21.1%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 45.2%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $22,763 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $241 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $6,061
$30k-48k $7,647
$48k-75k $11,340
$75k-110k $17,540
$110k+ $24,211

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 77%
6-year graduation rate: 84%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $22,763 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $17,112 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $20,500 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $21,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 80.6% (2015)
@3 year 83.5% (2017)
@5 year 86.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 67.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 67.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $48,713 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $64,017 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 10 $61,334 ($5,111)
Bachelor's Degree Environmental Design. 24 $26,000 $212 $28,529 ($2,377)
Master's Degree Environmental Design. 2
Bachelor's Degree Landscape Architecture. 15 $49,411 ($4,118)
Master's Degree Landscape Architecture. 12
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 85 $23,750 $236 $65,034 ($5,420)
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Area Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Area Studies. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 19 $49,321 ($4,110)
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Doctoral Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 3
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Communication and Media Studies. 18
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 305 $25,125 $217 $36,192 ($3,016) $60,224 ($5,019)
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Journalism. 5
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 104 $25,447 $228 $30,100 ($2,508) $47,930 ($3,994)
Master's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 9
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Master's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Doctoral Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 50 $61,484 ($5,124)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 7
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 12 $41,651 ($3,471)
Master's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 101 $23,000 $228 $35,144 ($2,929) $60,512 ($5,043)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 134 $23,950 $231 $27,084 ($2,257) $50,529 ($4,211)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 5
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 6
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 22 $31,102 ($2,592)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 118 $25,742 $240 $40,286 ($3,357) $42,130 ($3,511)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 308 $27,000 $257 $35,377 ($2,948) $55,281 ($4,607)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 162 $25,916 $246 $40,108 ($3,342) $65,089 ($5,424)
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 76 $23,791 $217 $26,640 ($2,220)
Master's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 7
Doctoral Degree Nutrition Sciences. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Marine Sciences. 13
Doctoral Degree Marine Sciences. 1
Master's Degree Sustainability Studies. 15 $37,974 ($3,165)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Sustainability Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 333 $29,309 $238 $44,724 ($3,727) $46,113 ($3,843)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 149 $26,227 $246 $40,630 ($3,386) $59,208 ($4,934)
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 21
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 16
Master's Degree Philosophy. 2
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Religion/Religious Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 19
Master's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1
Doctoral Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 23 $52,421 ($4,368) $56,345 ($4,695)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 6
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 22
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 21
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 9
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 180 $24,865 $216 $41,351 ($3,446) $59,153 ($4,929)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 6
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 6
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 123 $25,000 $228 $32,047 ($2,671) $53,721 ($4,477)
Master's Degree Sociology. 8
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 16
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 8
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 5
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 32 $20,409 ($1,701) $28,569 ($2,381)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 33
Graduate/Professional Certificate Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 50 $27,000 $237 $19,927 ($1,661) $44,644 ($3,720)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 15 $30,682 ($2,557) $42,522 ($3,544)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 43 $27,000 $18,730 ($1,561)
Master's Degree Music. 20 $28,707 ($2,392) $38,353 ($3,196)
Doctoral Degree Music. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 68 $23,250 $237 $25,938 ($2,162) $55,230 ($4,603)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 24 $63,522 ($5,294)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 412 $364 $119,923 ($9,994) $132,102 ($11,009)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 16
Graduate/Professional Certificate Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 192 $23,250 $242 $62,904 ($5,242) $85,464 ($7,122)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 135 $233 $70,093 ($5,841) $91,394 ($7,616)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 254 $23,250 $217 $63,479 ($5,290) $83,610 ($6,968)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Hospitality Administration/Management. 8
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 161 $24,385 $228 $41,944 ($3,495) $50,238 ($4,187)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Management Information Systems and Services. 15
Graduate/Professional Certificate Management Information Systems and Services. 1
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 53 $287 $61,987 ($5,166)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 145 $23,750 $231 $51,928 ($4,327) $62,209 ($5,184)
Bachelor's Degree History. 90 $22,750 $225 $25,646 ($2,137) $49,949 ($4,162)
Doctoral Degree History. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate History. 4
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 12
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 270 $23,569 $240 $82,785 ($6,899) $111,935 ($9,328)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 206 $345 $109,522 ($9,127)
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 21
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 1
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 15 $56,726 ($4,727)
Doctoral Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 9
Master's Degree Education, General. 165 $47,246 ($3,937) $53,389 ($4,449)
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 36 $79,767 ($6,647) $82,521 ($6,877)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 17
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 5
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 14
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 95 $27,000 $286 $67,549 ($5,629) $84,792 ($7,066)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 2
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 86 $27,000 $286 $66,509 ($5,542) $80,416 ($6,701)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 30 $72,971 ($6,081)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 14
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 52 $27,000 $286 $79,448 ($6,621) $109,618 ($9,135)
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 36 $27,000 $286 $74,891 ($6,241) $96,212 ($8,018)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 80
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 190 $27,000 $268 $70,768 ($5,897) $85,357 ($7,113)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 16
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 9
Master's Degree Polymer/Plastics Engineering. 19
Doctoral Degree Polymer/Plastics Engineering. 23
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Engineering. 25 $27,000 $277 $75,166 ($6,264)
Master's Degree Industrial Engineering. 13
Doctoral Degree Industrial Engineering. 2
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 11
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 4
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 35 $41,501 ($3,458)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 3
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2
Doctoral Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 6
Master's Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 2
Doctoral Degree Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences. 7
Bachelor's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 63 $27,000 $252 $39,547 ($3,296) $62,835 ($5,236)
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 20 $60,356 ($5,030)
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 180 $27,000 $265 $31,413 ($2,618) $60,293 ($5,024)
Master's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 5
Master's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 3
Doctoral Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Biotechnology. 17
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 12
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 8
Master's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 8
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 234 $23,250 $223 $43,232 ($3,603) $72,247 ($6,021)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 10
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 7
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 17
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 13
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics and Computer Science. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mathematics and Computer Science. 8
Graduate/Professional Certificate Historic Preservation and Conservation. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 1
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Natural Sciences. 15
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 38 $27,000 $278 $46,367 ($3,864) $53,821 ($4,485)
Master's Degree Physics. 3
Doctoral Degree Physics. 10
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Materials Sciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 521 $26,000 $235 $32,068 ($2,672) $53,442 ($4,454)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 8
Doctoral Degree Psychology, General. 5
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Criminal Justice and Corrections. 51
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Public Policy Analysis. 9
Master's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 27 $52,452 ($4,371)
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Social Work. 84
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Social Sciences, General. 13
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 38 $19,433 ($1,619)
Master's Degree Anthropology. 2
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 7
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Demography and Population Studies. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Economics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 438 $26,000 $236 $50,602 ($4,217) $79,490 ($6,624)
Master's Degree Economics. 14
Doctoral Degree Economics. 13
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Geography and Cartography. 13
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 8
Master's Degree Geography and Cartography. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma International Relations and National Security Studies. 30
First Professional Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 7
Associate's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 10
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services. 41
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 57
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 7
Doctoral Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 2
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Public Health. 12
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 278 $26,000 $231 $33,755 ($2,813) $59,268 ($4,939)
Master's Degree Public Health. 113 $350 $59,333 ($4,944) $80,321 ($6,693)
Doctoral Degree Public Health. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Public Health. 30
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 20 $77,033 ($6,419)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 183 $29,548 $265 $74,688 ($6,224) $81,555 ($6,796)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 17
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 12 $649 $102,874 ($8,573) $118,697 ($9,891)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 32
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 6
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Business Administration, Management and Operations. 1
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 250 $22,014 $217 $60,533 ($5,044) $75,408 ($6,284)
Master's Degree History. 4
Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma Agricultural Production Operations. 11
Associate's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 2
Master's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 3
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 27 $23,250 $212 $21,330 ($1,778)
Associate's Degree Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services. 7
Associate's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 24 $11,000 $117 $45,550 ($3,796)
Bachelor's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 21 $27,000 $283 $35,324 ($2,944) $56,557 ($4,713)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 1
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 23 $46,914 ($3,910) $63,063 ($5,255)
Master's Degree Food Science and Technology. 12
Doctoral Degree Food Science and Technology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 27 $27,000 $246 $28,046 ($2,337)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 5
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 170 $25,000 $242 $28,454 ($2,371) $49,218 ($4,102)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 17 $45,273 ($3,773)
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 6


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $114,840
Full time faculty: 80%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 18.0

School's endowment start of year: $368,421,559 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $494,397,003 (2022)