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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA
University Website: www.umass.edu
Apply Online: umass.edu/umhome/admissions.html
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The University of Massachusetts Amherst (otherwise known as Massachusetts, UMass, or UMass Amherst) is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts, and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system. With 1,174 faculty members and more than 27,000 students, UMass Amherst is the largest public university in New England.

The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees in 88 undergraduate and 72 graduate areas of study, through eight schools and colleges. The main campus is situated north of downtown Amherst. In a 2009 article for MSN.com, Amherst was ranked first in Best College Towns in the United States. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst amongst the Top 10 Great College Towns in America.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is categorized as a Research University with Very High research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2011, UMass Amherst had research expenditures of $181.3 million. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium.

UMass Amherst sports teams are called the Minutemen and Minutewomen, the colors being maroon and white; the school mascot is Sam the Minuteman. All teams participate in NCAA Division I. The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, while playing ice hockey in Hockey East. In football, UMass has completed their last season in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) at the FCS level, and in 2012 they upgraded to the FBS level and transition to the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $9,937.00 avg tuition

374 Whitmore Building
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-0111

Apply online Admissions:
umass.edu/umhome/admissions.html
Financial Aid:
www.umass.edu/umfa/

Areas of Study:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Construction Trades
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of Massachusetts Amherst Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Future Jazz Master Scholarship $5,000 February 01, 2018
FIRST Scholarship - University of Massachusetts Amherst/PTC $5,000 March 15, 2018
John and Nancy Butterworth Scholarship Up to $1,000 April 30, 2018
Women in Science UAV Scholarship $500 December 01, 2017
George Goddard Memorial Scholarship $400 April 30, 2018
Oscar G. Anderson Scholarship $200 April 30, 2018
J. Clark Osterout Scholarship $175 April 30, 2018
CT Tree Protective Association (CTPA) Scholarship Varies November 30, 2017
Massachusetts Tree Wardens and Foresters Association Scholarship Varies December 15, 2017
Seaman Memorial Scholarship Varies January 01, 2018