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Best Values in Colleges

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University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)


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University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked 70 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 94%
Applicants who took ACT 20%

SAT Verbal Score

700+8%
600-69936%
600+44%

SAT Math Score

700+13%
600-69948%
600+61%

ACT Score

30-3616%
24-2964%
24+80%

Students applied34,326
Students admitted21,470
Admission rate63%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate54%
6-year graduation rate70%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$1,714
Fees$11,729
Room and board$11,166
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$25,609

Cost after need-based aid$16,201
Cost after non-need-based aid$22,078

Average debt at graduation$27,945

Out of State

Tuition$9,937
Fees$18,222
Room and board$11,166
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$40,325

Cost after need-based aid$30,917
Cost after non-need-based aid$36,794

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$9,408
Average non-need-based aid$3,531

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment21,928

Full-Time

Men10,477
Women9,829

Part-Time

Men658
Women964

Freshmen retained88%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2013 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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