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College Deliberately: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a very large, public, four-year University that emphasizes culture, research and character located in a suburb of Amherst, MA. It is known for Business Administration and Management, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

place 374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003
phone Phone: (413) 545-0111
web Web: https://www.umass.edu/
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst is also known as:
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst, UMass Amherst

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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
University of Massachusetts Amherst New England Commission of Higher Education Accredited 1932-01-01 2029-06-30
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Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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The University’s mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
12% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Bachelor’s degree
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Master’s degree
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University of Massachusetts-Amherst is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 107
Rowing Women’s 64
Lacrosse Men’s 47

The complete list of sports at University of Massachusetts-Amherst is available for members.

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Tuition for University of Massachusetts-Amherst is in the 39.9 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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A forum devoted to Northampton, MA, USA: The “Paradise City”
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Maura Murray disappeared on the evening of February 9, 2004, after a car crash on Route 112 in Woodsville, New Hampshire, a village in Haverhill. Her whereabouts remain unknown. She was a nursing student completing her junior year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at the time of her disappearance.
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Western Massachusetts encompasses the rolling Berkshire Mountains to the west, which are a popular vacation resort; the fertile Connecticut River Valley to the east, which features an eclectic array of university towns, the major city of Springfield, and numerous agricultural hamlets; and further to the east, the sparsely populated Quabbin region provides outdoor recreational opportunities.
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