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University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ranked #67 U.S. News & World Report – Best National Rankings 2023

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Why University of Massachusetts Amherst?

University of Massachusetts is a top 30 public school located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a dynamic college town under two hours from Boston. We are the flagship university of the University of Massachusetts system. Our revolutionary spirit drives students to explore career-making opportunities during their studies so they can make a difference in the real world. We offer meaningful research collaborations with faculty, multi-industry companies and tech hubs.

67U.S. News & World Report – Best National Rankings 2023

Campus and location

University of Massachusetts Amherst campuses

Main campus
UMASS - Amherst Campus

Amherst Campus

Located in the picturesque Pioneer Valley, Amherst Campus is less than two hours from Boston, Massachusetts and has a traditional American university setting. The birthplace of Emily Dickenson, Amherst offers the freedom to express your creativity, kilometers of hiking and biking trails and opportunities to attend cultural events throughout the entire historic valley.

Costs and Entry Requirements

Typical costs

Typical entry requirements for University of Massachusetts are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program.

While tuition fees, accommodation prices and food costs may vary depending on your chosen degree, student residences and personal spending habits, below you'll find an estimated cost of attendance at University of Massachusetts.

Please visit the university's website for more information on costs.

Academic year


Approximate amount per year (USD)

Tuition Fees

$31,336 - $37,405


$2,882 - $7,606


$1,669 - $3,696


$408 - $1,598






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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements for University of Massachusetts Amherst are shown below. Please note that specific admissions requirements may vary by academic program.

Academic Entry Requirements

GPA: 3.0

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 80 Duolingo: 105 PTEA: 53 TOEFL Home Edition: 80 (TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition is accepted for 2022, but may not be accepted for later intakes) TOEFL My Best Score Accepted?: N Other Tests: IELTS Indicator is accepted for 2022, but may not be accepted for later intakes

Top Ranked Subjects


Graduate: Computer Engineering


Graduate: Materials Engineering


Graduate: Business


Best Engineering Schools


Graduate: Mechanical Engineering


There is currently no on-campus graduate housing. Off campus housing information can be found online:

Information about accommodation can be found on University of Massachusetts’ website

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Services and facilities

University of Massachusetts’ facilities are built with experiential learning in mind. The Isenberg Business Innovation Hub is the center of a growing business program, with new technology enabled classrooms, a business innovation lab and architecture designed specifically to encourage collaboration.

University of Massachusetts is a research powerhouse, with 30 computer science research centers, laboratories and groups to advance research and discovery. The Life Sciences Laboratories house dozens of core facilities that reflect modern design and environmental sustainability, including 3D printing workshops, rentable lab spaces, and computational modeling services.

Revolutionary opportunities are available in engineering at UMass Amherst. Students have the opportunity to learn from award-winning faculty, home to 11 of the world's most cited researchers. UMass industry partnerships with the National Science Foundation, NASA, Federal Aviation Administration, and the US Department of Defense mean UMass alumni are considered future field leaders upon graduation. All students can take advantage of the resources at our newly renovated student union built to embrace student entrepreneurship, multidisciplinary learning and leadership.

How to apply

How to apply

Application deadlines

Fall: -999 Spring: October 1 Summer: -999 Application deadline dates vary by program, please consult your program's page for deadline information.

Application documents required to receive an offer

High School Transcripts High School Diploma Passport: Recommended, but not required English Test Score Accounting Of Time University Transcript Proof of Degree GRE/GMAT: Majors in business, math and engineering may require GRE or GMAT. Waivers may be available for some programs. Please visit your specific course for more information Portfolio: Architecture, Design, Landscape Architecture, Regional Planning Reference Letters: 2-3 letters of recommendation Personal Statement/Essay

Testing codes

TOEFL: 3917 SAT: -999 ACT: -999 GRE: 3917 GMAT: 3917

Post-offer process

Confirmation deadlines

Fall: -999 Spring: -999 Summer: -999 Confirmation dates may change. Please check with your admissions advisor for the latest information.

Preparing for arrival

Before arrival

Create Online Student Account Register for Orientation Review International Student Handbook: Apply for Housing (On-Campus and/or Off-Campus):*wuqfk6*_ga*NTc4NTgwMTE4LjE2Mjc1NzYxNTI.*_ga_21RLS0L7EB*MTYyODc3NTQ5MC4zMC4xLjE2Mjg3ODA4MTguMA..&_ga=2.102883200.125982853.1628595910-578580118.1627576152 Airport Transfer Options Available Complete Immunization and Health Forms: Immunizations | University Health Services | UMass Amherst Enroll in Student Health Insurance: Submit Photo for Student Card Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores Pay Tuition and Fees: How to Pay:

After arrival

Attend Orientation Register for Classes Submit Final/Official Transcripts and Test Scores if not sent earlier Health Screening