Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 44%
- 20 to 49 students: 38%
- 50 or more students: 18%
Continuing Professional: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
- College of Engineering
- College of Humanities & Fine Arts
- College of Natural Sciences
- College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
- Commonwealth Honors College
- Isenberg School of Management
- School of Education
- School of Nursing
- School of Public Health & Health Sciences
- Stockbridge School of Agriculture
- Associate degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
- Post-bachelor's certificate
- Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
- Accounting: 2%
- Business Administration and Management: 4%
- Psychology: 4%
- Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 2%
- Arts/fine arts
- English (including composition)
- Foreign languages
- Integrative Experience
- Sciences (biological or physical)
- Social & Cultural Diversity
- Social Science
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
- Accelerated program
- Cooperative education program
- Double major
- Dual enrollment
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Exchange student program (domestic)
- Honors program
- Independent study
- Liberal arts/career combination
- Student-designed major
- University Without Walls
UMass Amherst's University Without Walls program is available for adult learners looking to finish their bachelor's degree.
Best Places to Study
- Campus Pond
- Dorm classrooms and lounges
- Dorm room
- Integrated Sciences & Engineering Library
- Integrated Sciences Building
- Isenberg School of Management atrium and breakout rooms
- W.E.B. Du Bois Library
Tips to Succeed
- Complete an internship.
- Find a balance between working hard and playing hard.
- Get involved. It's a great way to meet people, build your résumé, and gain references.
- Go to class—it sounds like common sense but is very important.
- Go to sporting events. They are fun, free, and great for school pride.
- Keep an assignment book, and write down and mark off all of your assignments.
- Stay open-minded.
- Take advantage of the Five College Program.
- Take every extra credit opportunity you can—don't be lazy.
- Try to develop a schedule for studying.
Did You Know?
Students can design their own major through the Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) program.