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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?

The University of Massachusetts, a top 30 public school, is located in the lively college town of Amherst, Massachusetts, within two hours of Boston. As the flagship university of the University of Massachusetts system, our innovative approach encourages students to pursue impactful opportunities 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

Amherst Campus, situated in scenic Pioneer Valley, is about a two-hour drive from Boston, Massachusetts. As the birthplace of Emily Dickinson, Amherst fosters creative expression, kilometers of hiking and biking trails and opportunities to partake in cultural events across the historic valley.

Costs and Entry Requirements

Typical costs

Typical entry requirements for the 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 the estimated cost of attendance at the 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: Business


Best Engineering Schools


Graduate: Engineering


Graduate: Mechanical Engineering


Give your career the “UMass edge”

UMass Amherst graduates are top students from around the world who have been well prepared with the knowledge and applicable skills they need to build their best futures.

We call this the “UMass Edge” as students receive dedicated guidance through seven college-based career centers offering specialized direction and assistance with internships and co-ops.


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

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

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Services and facilities

The University of Massachusetts prioritizes experiential learning through cutting-edge facilities. The Isenberg Business Innovation Hub is the center of a growing business program. It features technology-enabled classrooms and a business innovation lab.

As a research powerhouse, we support innovation with 30 computer science research centers. The Life Sciences Laboratories host core facilities that reflect modern design and environmental sustainability, including:

  • 3D printing workshops

  • rentable lab spaces

  • computational modeling services

In the field of engineering, students learn from award-winning faculty and industry opportunities. UMass has partnerships with:

  • The National Science Foundation

  • NASA

  • Federal Aviation Administration

  • The US Department of Defense

With these choices, UMass alumni are future field leaders upon graduation. The renovated student union enhances student entrepreneurship, multidisciplinary learning and leadership development.

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