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University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 87%
Applicants who took ACT: 27%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 42%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 9%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 51%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 52%
SAT I Math score 700+: 16%
SAT I Math score 600+: 68%
ACT score 24-29: 63%
ACT score 30-36: 28%
ACT score 24+: 91%
Students applied: 40,010
Students admitted: 23,308
Admission rate: 58%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 66%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 22,748
Full-time enrolled men: 10,929
Full-time enrolled women: 10,169
Part-time enrolled men: 658
Part-time enrolled women: 992
Freshmen retained: 91%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $14,590
Fees (in state): $566
Tuition (out of state): $31,823
Fees (out of state): $566
Room and board: $12,441
Est. book expense: $1,000
Total cost (in state): $28,597
Total cost (out of state): $45,830
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$18,692
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$23,772
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$35,925
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$41,005
Average debt at graduation: $31,958

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 81%
Average need-based aid: $9,905
Average non-need-based aid: $4,825

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

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