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Study at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Founded in 1895, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, or UMD, is a multi-campus university. It is part of the University of Massachusetts. The main campus is situated in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and is spread across an area of 710 acres. UMD offers more than 60 undergraduate programs and over 15 graduate programs in different fields of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Charlton College of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • School of Marine Science and Technology
UMD's official mascot is the Corsair. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Valerie Amaral, Miss Massachusetts 2007; Brian Helgeland, Academy Award winning screenwriter; and Gregory Yob, computer game designer.

Profile of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The campus of UMass Dartmouth is in North Dartmouth, MA, which is a medium-sized suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at UMass Dartmouth include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. UMass Dartmouth is known for its programs in photography and commercial art, fine arts, and business and management.

UMass Dartmouth Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 580.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at UMass Dartmouth is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 9, 080 students enrolled (7, 925 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

UMass Dartmouth offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. UMass Dartmouth values student athletics, and belongs to the Little East Conference and New England Football Conference.

UMass Dartmouth Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management440business management, marketing, human resources, accounting, finance, operations management, MIS
Liberal Arts309English, sociology, liberal arts and humanities, history, political science, economics, Portuguese language, technical and business writing, . . .
Therapy and Counselling111psychology, clinical psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine110various nursing
Engineering84electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, textile sciences
Science75biology, chemistry, physics, chemistry courses, biological and physical sciences, marine biology
Education and Teaching66teacher education, art education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Computer Science and Engineering63computer and info science, computer engineering
Photography and Commercial Art54multimedia, commercial art, photography, drawing, printmaking
Fine Arts43painting, sculpture, metal and jewelry, textile arts, ceramics, art history and criticism, fine arts, fine arts studies
Design41design and visual communication
Medical Support and Technology20clinical lab tech
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Engineering Technician0electronics tech

Contact: UMass Dartmouth

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Rd

North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

General Phone: (508) 999-8000


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