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University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 91%
Applicants who took ACT: 22%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 39%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 9%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 48%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 49%
SAT I Math score 700+: 16%
SAT I Math score 600+: 65%
ACT score 24-29: 61%
ACT score 30-36: 27%
ACT score 24+: 87%
Students applied: 37,183
Students admitted: 22,804
Admission rate: 61%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 63%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 22,252
Full-time enrolled men: 10,704
Full-time enrolled women: 9,980
Part-time enrolled men: 639
Part-time enrolled women: 929
Freshmen retained: 90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $11,684
Fees (in state): $2,672
Tuition (out of state): $28,017
Fees (out of state): $2,672
Room and board: $12,028
Est. book expense: $1,000
Total cost (in state): $27,384
Total cost (out of state): $43,717
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$17,731
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$23,074
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$34,064
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$39,407
Average debt at graduation: $30,453

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 81%
Average need-based aid: $9,653
Average non-need-based aid: $4,310

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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