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University of Massachusetts-Amherst Review

Amherst, MA, 374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A
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Excellent

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 29,269 students and offering 254 degrees in Amherst, MA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
1,776 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
10
3
0
4
African Studies
2
Anthropology
49
9
7
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
24
6
Cognitive Science
2
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
9
1
Comparative Literature
11
8
1
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
6
German Studies
8
1
0
Historic Preservation and Conservation
3
History
99
12
9
4
International Relations and Affairs
20
Jewish/judaic Studies
3
Latin American Studies
13
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
77
Linguistics
40
2
5
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
264
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
17
Multicultural Education
2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
9
Philosophy
21
4
1
1
Political Science
184
4
32
6
Psychology
498
13
9
Public Policy Analysis
21
10
Religion/religious Studies
3
Russian Studies
0
School Psychology
4
Social Sciences
16
Social Sciences
15
Sociology
150
7
4
Sustainability Studies
11
Women's Studies
16
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
1,441 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
215
53
Applied Economics
1
Business Administration and Management
121
385
1
9
Economics
221
3
13
Finance
182
Labor and Industrial Relations
7
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
78
Marketing/marketing Management
152
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
1,177 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
17
6
Art Teacher Education
2
Chinese Language and Literature
16
10
Communication Sciences and Disorders
113
29
1
Creative Writing
25
Education
15
194
27
English Language and Literature
162
15
8
Exercise Physiology
223
8
4
French Language and Literature
14
3
General Studies
2
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
6
Italian Language and Literature
10
0
Japanese Language and Literature
14
14
Music Teacher Education
0
Portuguese Language and Literature
1
Public/applied History
6
Spanish Language and Literature
41
3
2
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
150
29
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Engineering
980 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
25
10
Architecture and Related Services
1
Biological/biosystems Engineering
3
Building Construction Technology
62
Chemical Engineering
85
2
11
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
13
1
Civil Engineering
90
31
2
Computer Engineering
35
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
50
83
7
Environmental Design/architecture
24
5
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
8
Environmental Science
56
Industrial Engineering
6
2
3
Landscape Architecture
21
10
Materials Sciences
11
Mechanical Engineering
134
26
5
Natural Resources/conservation
96
10
4
Polymer/plastics Engineering
24
24
Transportation/mobility Management
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
785 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy
12
1
2
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
96
1
Biological and Physical Sciences
13
Biology
236
Biostatistics
8
1
Biotechnology
5
Botany
1
1
Cellular and Molecular Biology
9
4
Chemistry
32
2
17
Entomology
1
1
Environmental Health
3
Epidemiology
10
4
Evolutionary Biology
2
2
Geography
6
1
Geology/earth Science
29
11
3
Marine Sciences
1
5
0
Mathematics
108
21
2
Mathematics and Computer Science
1
Microbiology
56
16
3
Neuroscience
6
2
Physics
41
3
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
568 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/audiologist
7
Health Services Administration
5
Nursing Practice
22
Nursing Science
5
Nutrition Sciences
65
3
Pre-Veterinary Studies
25
Public Health
191
58
5
1
Registered Nurse
163
18
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Communication and Media
364 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
265
3
7
Journalism
81
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Agriculture
319 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Economics
83
4
0
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
22
9
Animal Sciences
54
1
2
Applied Horticulture/horticultural Business Services
8
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations
10
Crop Production
8
Equestrian/equine Studies
6
Food Science
27
8
7
Forestry
1
Horticultural Science
3
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
12
Plant Sciences
29
5
1
Turf and Turfgrass Management
10
5
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
2
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
202 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
15
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
35
6
36
Fine and Studio Arts Management
7
Fine Arts
36
3
Interior Design
0
Music
29
Music Performance
6
29
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
202 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
127
48
27
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Legal and Law
178 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice
64
Legal Studies
114
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Hospitality
165 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Casino Management
5
Hospitality Management
154
0
Meeting and Event Planning
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Business Administration and Management
Casino Management
Criminal Justice
Education
Finance
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
Hospitality Management
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs (MCPHS School of Optometry)
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Dental Hygiene (DH) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 18 Reviews
Alumni
Public Health, Class of 2015

Career fairs, career center, and courses learning about the field in which you major.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
EE, Class of 1970

irrelevant - too long ago

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bs nursing, Class of 1977

Completely prepared me as a nurse

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pre Veterinary Sciences, Class of 2012

classes applicable for applying to veterinary school. research opportunities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
computer science, Class of 2001

it had a fair supply of things; my memory is rather vague given how long ago it was. It has some alumni job meetings; it had some job search things.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Class of 1990

I don't remember. I only remember on campus job fairs that were not that helpful back then (before the internet)

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism/Music, Class of 1981

So long since graduation. Not sure of current opportunities. I was able to do a summer internship.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1990

Many choices for majors. Research opportunities abound.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Communications, Class of 1990

Social media sites, networking resources via emails, social events

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1979

The Economics department engages alumni to provide mentoring and networking services to current students.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
M.Ed., BA, Class of 2007

Depends on the major, but there was a career center when I went there, smaller scale now, however.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2003

Some, only capitalized on the mentoring program when I was looking for a job (after graduation).

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2015

They provide career services, none of which I used.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 18 Reviews
Alumni
Public Health, Class of 2015

It is a large school so it is almost impossible to label the students/culture. Overall though the students are fairly liberal.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1977

Large school with fairly liberal culture

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pre Veterinary Sciences, Class of 2012

Large party population but you can find quieter, more studious people as well.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
computer science, Class of 2001

it was a solid and representative mix of the state and elsewhere iirc. It had quite a variety of subcultures, with different housing areas having certain well-defined trends.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Class of 1990

it was a large state school, and more than half of students were in-state. multi-cultural.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1990

Large student body with diverse backgrounds.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Special Ed, Class of 1985

It has changed over the years

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1979

The students I met were mostly smart and motivated, and often the first in their family to attend college. They also knew how to have fun and express their political beliefs.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2003

Organic, progressive. It was up to the student's dedication to get as much out of his/her education as possible

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 1997

Large state school. Huge mix of students

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 18 Reviews
Alumni
Public Health, Class of 2015

The facilities for sciences and laboratories are absolutely beautiful. The dining halls are incredible and have wonderful food and a multitude of options. The classrooms and facilities available to majors outside of the sciences and school of management need a lot of work and are overlooked.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
EE, Class of 1970

computer and engineering labs are excellent - everything else, so-so

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1977

Dorms were old (since renovated after I graduated). Other facilities were fine.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bs nursing, Class of 1977

It was a long time ago Library was amazing w study carrosels

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pre Veterinary Sciences, Class of 2012

Normal. New buildings were under construction when I graduated.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
computer science, Class of 2001

They all had reasonable quality and worked fine. They were plentifully available and open enough. The food seemed a bit weak in quality at times, and the hours for dining were a bit limited, also weekend food tended to be somewhat weaker.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Class of 1990

this is officially a stupid survey.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism/Music, Class of 1981

Not sure of current facilities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1990

I was just there recently for a tour and was quite impressed with all the changes in the last 30 years.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Special Ed, Class of 1985

I was off campus grad student

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1979

When I was there (the 1970s) the University was suffering from budget cuts so the facilities were not as nice as they are today. The dining halls in particular were not very imaginative in their food preparation.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
M.Ed., BA, Class of 2007

Fairly nice, some became dated, but recent renovation of Student Center is very nice I hear.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2003

Dorms are mediocre- you only need it to sleep. Dining Halls have a great variety of options and accommodated dietary choices. Classrooms dependent upon the colleges within the university funding Computer labs were adequate

Rated January 2016
Alumni
physics, Class of 1984

? did use most of them

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English, Class of 1997

It was the 90s. But good for the time

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2015

Top notch dining and facilities

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 18 Reviews
Alumni
Public Health, Class of 2015

UMass has hundreds of clubs that are started by students including a Quidditch team. The clubs and groups that are available would include any and all students.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1977

Large sports programs including intramural sports.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pre Veterinary Sciences, Class of 2012

Hockey/football games. Within my major, preveterinary club and the livestock classic group.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
computer science, Class of 2001

I don't know, I didn't really look for unique or popular activities; There were a lot of clubs of many kinds, so finding a matching one would be easy. they had a very nice gaming club, and an anime club, both of which I enjoyed. Neither were hugely popular, and both are common in many colleges.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1990

Sports, newspaper and intramural activities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA in Communications, Class of 1990

Too many to list...something for everyone and all interests

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics, Class of 1979

I would call out student government and intramural sports as highlights.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
M.Ed., BA, Class of 2007

Theater, Fine Arts Center concerts, Mullins Center concerts.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2003

Too many to detail; it was great

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2015

TED talks, lots of intramural activities

Rated January 2016
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