- According to U.S. News & World Report, UMass Amherst is one of America’s top-ranked public research universities, offering more than 85 bachelor’s degree programs and more than 125 graduate degree programs.
- Located in Amherst — recently rated the best college town in North America by MSN Encarta — UMass Amherst is part of the Five Colleges consortium, with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and Amherst colleges, all within a short bus ride of each other. Five Colleges students take classes at any of these campuses at no extra charge.
- SmartMoney magazine calls UMass Amherst one of the nation’s best long-term values for students, and U.S. News & World Report ranks the campus as fifth best in the nation for graduating students with the least amount of debt.
- UMass Amherst students — the best and brightest in our proud history — hail from all 50 states and 70 countries.
- UMass Amherst is home to Commonwealth College — New England’s premier public honors college.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
37 Mather Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
Early Action - November 1
Regular Decision - January 15
UMass Amherst combines the resources of a major research university with the quintessential New England college experience, offering a wealth of academic and co-curricular options. The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers — 93 percent hold the highest degree in their fields.
Our students — the best and brightest in our proud history — hail from all 50 states and 70 countries. The middle range SAT scores for the 2009 entering class is 1080–1260, and the average GPA is 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Our 20,500 undergraduates choose from 88 bachelor’s degree programs with a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1.
Academic options include Commonwealth Honors College — New England’s premier public honors college — study abroad, and an individualized bachelor’s degree. Outside of class, students participate in 240 campus organizations, 19 NCAA Division I athletic teams, living-learning residence halls, community service, internships, and faculty research.
UMass Amherst is also part of the Five Colleges consortium, with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and Amherst colleges, all within a free, short bus ride of each other. Students can take classes on any of these campuses and participate in all co-curricular and cultural activities.