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University of Massachusetts-Amherst Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,552 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 9 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Mid-American Conference

  • Football

Atlantic 10 Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $172,219)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $102,044)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 83 140 - -
Baseball 32 - Yes -
Basketball 16 23 - Yes
Field Hockey - 27 - Yes
Football 98 - - Yes
Ice Hockey 30 - Yes Yes
Lacrosse 41 29 Yes -
Rowing - 59 Yes -
Soccer 27 26 - Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 29 33 - -
Tennis - 12 - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Volleyball - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.9%
Hispanic 4.5%
Non-resident alien 5.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.0%
Two or more races 1.6%
White/non-Hispanic 65.5%
Percent of students with disability 11%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 999 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 8
Drug Law Violation 56
Liquor Law Violation 371
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 80
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ashley from West Yarmouth, MA
  • 4
  • The dorm life is split into five different regional areas on campus: Southwest, Central, Northeast, Orchard Hill, North and Sylvan. Generally, students live on campus for the first two years…

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  • Stephani from Mendon, MA
  • 5
  • Once again, just be honest with yourself and with who you are. The reputations about the different sections of campus are true; people do tend to fall into patterns of…

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  • Abriana
  • 4
  • I lived in the basement of Van Meter in Central so it was very quiet and secluded -something I loved. If you would prefer a more social dorm life that…

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  • Sarah from Danvers, MA
  • 5
  • dorm life is great. it is not at all crazy and students have plenty of space to either get their work done in either their rooms or common areas. all…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Abriana
  • I am a current student here

    The food is very good and available at good hours. There is always something new to taste.

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  • 5
  • Imane
  • I am a current student here

    UMass has really good food and has 4 Main cafeterias. Two of them are open till 2 am sometimes.

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  • 5
  • Elizabeth - Boston, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Oh, food is amazing at UMass Amherst. They’ve won best campus food several years in a row I think. There are several dining commons on campus including Berk, Hamp, Worcester, frank, and a few restaraunt-like places. There’s unlimited food on campus and so many options to choose from. Bored of one dc? Good thing there’s 4 more!!! Blue wall is my favorite, but they don’t take meal plan swipes. Most meal plans come with extra currency like dining dollars, which you would use at blue wall or the university restaurant.

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  • 5
  • John from Weymouth, MA
  • I am a current student here

    The dining halls are amazing. They have an endless amount of options to choose form and everyone can find something they love. The hours of operation are great and the staff are mostly students, so they are friendly and easy to talk to.

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  • 5
  • Sam
  • I am a current student here

    Always in the Top 2 of college dining, UMass' food does not fail to impress. Students have the choice between four dining commons and a PLENITUDE of cafes and shops and the like. The dining commons are all-you-can-eat and everything is delicious, and extremely healthy. A lot is locally grown, which is a great benefit to the community. Students can choose from classic (amazingly made) meal items like chicken and pork and sides, to things like a stir-fry station, sushi bar, or sandwich station (all of these are made to order), and in the morning they have made to order omelettes. You cannot go wrong with UMass Dining. And you will NOT gain the freshman 15 here.

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  • 5
  • Tom
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Chely from Bedford, MA
  • I am a current student here

    I am not personally involved but I hear everybody who is really enjoys it here. It is not as serious as some schools down south.

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  • 0
  • Marie from Hazlet, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is visible, but in no way does it at all dominate the UMass culture. More people are not in Greek life than those who are here.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Brockton, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Many greek organizations located on and off campus, ranging from marching band sororities and fraternities, to social justice organizations.

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  • 0
  • Erica from Boston, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Speaking from experience, greek life is what you make it. It can be a wonderful experience where you meet interesting and life-long friends and have the time of your life. But it is a serious time commitment (that is often overlooked) and you have to be able to prioritize your life and be willing to make sacrifices. You also have to put school first, otherwise grades can suffer.

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