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Study at University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, also known as UMass Amherst, is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university. It is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in the year 1863. The school currently grants admission to over 15, 000 students annually. It is well known for its courses in the fields of science, media, landscaping and horticulture, and liberal arts.

University of Massachusetts Amherst's sports teams are called the Minutemen (Men's teams) and the Minutewomen (Women's teams). “Sam the Minuteman” is the official mascot of the university. Various sports programs are offered to the students in football, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and baseball. There are also two major gymnasiums and squash courts on the campus.

Profile of University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts can be found in Amherst, MA (a town not far from a more urbanized area). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at University of Massachusetts.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in science, media, mathematics, hospitality, landscaping and horticulture, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

University of Massachusetts Selectivity

University of Massachusetts does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 510 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 520 to 630, but ranged both higher and lower.

Faculty

A tenure system is one way University of Massachusetts works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 25, 873 students were enrolled in University of Massachusetts.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. University of Massachusetts student athletes compete in Atlantic 10 Conference competitions.

University of Massachusetts Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 365political science, sociology, English, economics, interdisciplinary studies, history, liberal arts and humanities, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management813business, accounting, finance, marketing, business management, labor relations, apparel marketing
Science479biology, exercise physiology, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, geology, call and molecular biology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling423psychology, communication disorders, school psychology
Media376communication studies, journalism
Education and Teaching295education, music teaching
Engineering275mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, industrial engineering, environmental engineering, engineering management
Hospitality239hospitality management
Computer Science and Engineering220computer science, computer engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine190registered nursing, various nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy133sports and fitness management, nutrition sciences
Conservation and Resource Management120wildlife management, wood science, environmental science, forestry, natural resources management
Medicine118public health, neuroscience
Landscaping and Horticulture117plant sciences, landscaping, turf management, horticultural business, applied horticulture
Mathematics89mathematics, applied mathematics
Fine Arts89fine arts, art history and criticism
Animal Science and Care85animal science, equestrian studies
Agricultural Science and Management83agricultural economics, food science, crop production
Law81legal studies
Architecture and Planning66landscape architecture, interior architecture, urban planning, environmental design, architecture
Music38music performance, music
Drama and Performing Arts38drama, dance
Family and Social Work32public policy analysis, human nutrition
Religion and Philosophy31philosophy, Jewish studies
Design2interior design

Contact: University of Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA 01003

General Phone: (413) 545-0111

http://www.umass.edu

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