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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 71 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 253 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 92%
Applicants who took ACT 20%

SAT Verbal Score

700+9%
600-69936%
600+45%

SAT Math Score

700+14%
600-69947%
600+61%

ACT Score

30-3618%
24-2963%
24+82%

Students applied35,868
Students admitted22,556
Admission rate63%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate59%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$1,714
Fees$11,729
Room and board$11,457
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$25,900

Cost after need-based aid$16,461
Cost after non-need-based aid$22,155

Average debt at graduation$28,999

Out of State

Tuition$9,937
Fees$19,061
Room and board$11,457
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$41,455

Cost after need-based aid$32,016
Cost after non-need-based aid$37,710

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met82%
Average need-based aid$9,439
Average non-need-based aid$3,745

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment22,134

Full-Time

Men10,597
Women9,908

Part-Time

Men663
Women966

Freshmen retained89%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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