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Student Body and Admissions Statistics

Enrollment

  • An incoming undergraduate class (Fall 2013) that includes 4,650 freshmen and 1,100 transfers.
  • 22,000 undergraduate students
  • 3,750 students of color (ALANA—African-American, Latino/a, Asian and Native American—students represent 21% of the total undergraduate enrollment)
  • 3,110 honors students
  • 4,500 out-of-state students from 48 states and 2 territories (The top states sending students to UMass Amherst are: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, California, Rhode Island, Maine, Illinois, and Colorado)
  • 345 international undergraduate students from 50 countries
  • 6,140 graduate students

Faculty

  • 1,170 full-time instructional faculty
  • 93 percent hold the highest degree in their fields
  • 18:1 student/faculty ratio

Academic Offerings

  • 8 school and colleges
  • 6 associate degree programs
  • 86 bachelor degree programs
  • 72 master’s programs
  • 50 doctoral programs
  • 2,253 undergraduate course sections
  • Average class size: 37 students
  • 63% of the classes (including labs and discussions) offered at UMass Amherst have fewer than 30 students

2013 Freshman Class

  • 36,400 applicants for a class of 4,650
  • For those students whose high schools report class rank, the mean high school class rank was the top 20%
  • Middle SAT: Critical Reading 640-540 / Math 670-570
  • Mean GPA is 3.72 on a 4.00 scale
  • ALANA (African-American, Latino/a, Asian and Native American) students represent 24% of the Fall 2013 freshman class

2013 Transfer Class

  • 3,500 transfer students applied
  • 1,100 enrolled
  • Mean grade point average: 3.27 on a 4.00 scale
  • Applicants represent more than 950 colleges and universities
  • ALANA (African-American, Latino/a, Asian and Native American) students represent 23% of the 2013 transfer class