UMass Amherst has 10 schools and colleges, and four are considered competitive.
- Nursing: Nursing has around a 10% acceptance rate. There is only room for 64 students, so it is very selective.
- College of Information and Computer Science: CICS has an acceptance rate of about 25% (rates can vary year to year).
- Isenberg School of Management
- College of Engineering
All of the majors in a competitive school or college are considered competitive.