Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)


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University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked 46 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 186 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 87%
Applicants who took ACT 27%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+9%
600-69942%
600+51%

SAT Math Score

700+16%
600-69952%
600+68%

ACT Score

30-3628%
24-2963%
24+91%

Students applied40,010
Students admitted23,308
Admission rate58%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate66%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$14,590
Fees$566
Room and board$12,441
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$28,597

Cost after need-based aid$18,692
Cost after non-need-based aid$23,772

Average debt at graduation$31,958

Out of State

Tuition$31,823
Fees$566
Room and board$12,441
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$45,830

Cost after need-based aid$35,925
Cost after non-need-based aid$41,005

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met81%
Average need-based aid$9,905
Average non-need-based aid$4,825

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment22,748

Full-Time

Men10,929
Women10,169

Part-Time

Men658
Women992

Freshmen retained91%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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