University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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University of Massachusetts-Amherst Reviews

Based on 72 Reviews
374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive Amherst, MA
College Review
Career PreparationB+
Students and CultureA-
FacilitiesA-
Activities and GroupsA
A-
Excellent
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.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
2
African-American/black Studies
10
3
0
4
Anthropology
49
9
7
Chinese Language and Literature
16
10
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
24
6
Cognitive Science
2
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
9
1
Comparative Literature
11
8
1
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
6
German Studies
8
1
0
Historic Preservation and Conservation
3
History, General
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, Other
77
Linguistics
40
2
5
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General
17
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
264
Multicultural Education
2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
9
Philosophy
21
4
1
1
Political Science and Government, General
184
4
32
6
Psychology, General
498
13
9
Public Policy Analysis, General
21
10
Religion/religious Studies
3
Russian Studies
0
School Psychology
4
Social Sciences, General
15
Social Sciences, Other
16
Sociology
150
7
4
Sustainability Studies
11
Women's Studies
16
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
215
53
Applied Economics
1
Business Administration and Management, General
121
385
1
9
Economics, General
221
3
13
Finance, General
182
Labor and Industrial Relations
7
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
78
Marketing/marketing Management, General
152
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics, General
7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
17
6
Art Teacher Education
2
Chinese Language and Literature
16
10
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
113
29
1
Creative Writing
25
Education, General
15
194
27
English Language and Literature, General
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 pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
25
10
Architecture and Related Services, Other
1
Biological/biosystems Engineering
3
Biotechnology
5
Building Construction Technology
62
Chemical Engineering
85
2
11
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
13
1
Civil Engineering, General
90
31
2
Computer Engineering, General
35
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
50
83
7
Environmental Design/architecture
24
5
Environmental Science
56
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
8
Industrial Engineering
6
2
3
Landscape Architecture
21
10
Materials Science
11
Mechanical Engineering
134
26
5
Natural Resources/conservation, General
96
10
4
Polymer/plastics Engineering
24
24
Transportation/mobility Management
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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/biological Sciences, General
236
Biostatistics
8
1
Biotechnology
5
Botany/plant Biology
1
1
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology
9
4
Chemistry, General
32
2
17
Entomology
1
1
Environmental Health
3
Epidemiology
10
4
Evolutionary Biology
2
2
Geography
6
1
Geology/earth Science, General
29
11
3
Marine Sciences
1
5
0
Mathematics and Computer Science
1
Mathematics, General
108
21
2
Microbiology, General
56
16
3
Neuroscience
6
2
Physics, General
41
3
6
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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, General
191
58
5
1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse
163
18
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication, General
265
3
7
Journalism
81
8
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Economics
83
4
0
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
22
9
Animal Sciences, General
54
1
2
Applied Horticulture/horticultural Business Services, Other
8
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations, General
10
Crop Production
8
Equestrian/equine Studies
6
Food Science
27
8
7
Forestry, General
1
Horticultural Science
3
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
12
Plant Sciences, General
29
5
1
Turf and Turfgrass Management
10
5
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
2
2
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
127
48
27
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance, General
15
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
35
6
36
Fine and Studio Arts Management
7
Fine/studio Arts, General
36
3
Interior Design
0
Music Performance, General
6
29
0
Music, General
29
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
64
Legal Studies, General
114
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Casino Management
5
Hospitality Administration/management, General
154
0
Meeting and Event Planning
6
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
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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, General
Casino Management
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
Education, General
Finance, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
Hospitality Administration/management, General
Journalism
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing/marketing Management, General
Meeting and Event Planning
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse

*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
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
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
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
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
political science, Class of 1985
don't know or care
Rated January 2016
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, Class of 1977
Career center
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
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 18 Reviews
Alumni
political science, Class of 1985
waste of time
Rated January 2016
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
EE, Class of 1970
party
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1977
Large school with fairly liberal culture
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bs nursing, Class of 1977
Fun!
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
Journalism/Music, Class of 1981
Diversified
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1990
Large student body with diverse backgrounds.
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 18 Reviews
Alumni
political science, Class of 1985
none
Rated January 2016
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
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 18 Reviews
Alumni
political science, Class of 1985
sports
Rated January 2016
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
EE, Class of 1970
drama, debating, ham radio
Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1977
Large sports programs including intramural sports.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bs nursing, Class of 1977
Student center with crafts
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
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Class of 1990
bah
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism/Music, Class of 1981
Not sure
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 1990
Sports, newspaper and intramural activities.
Rated January 2016