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Grad School information: http://www.umass.edu/gradschool/. UMass Amherst is the flagship campus of the public university system in Massachusetts. Located in the beautiful western Massachusetts town of Amherst (consistently ranked as one of the "Top College Towns in America"), we are a global community with top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs, a top-notch faculty and the best students in our long history. The Undergraduate Admissions office works with prospective students in learning about and applying to the University.

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01/08/2021
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A statement from Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy on yesterday's incidents:

"What we witnessed yesterday in Washington, D.C. was shocking and deeply disturbing. The storming of the U.S. Capitol by a mob incited by lies and anti-democratic propaganda is something that most of us could never have imagined. It was a boiling-over of a dangerous, truth-denying movement that has been simmering unchecked for far too long.

The impulses of the mob that attacked the Capitol are antithetical to our most deeply held American values. By every objective measure, and as adjudicated by courts in more than 60 cases around the country, the presidential election was free, fair and devoid of any significant voter fraud. Attempts to disrupt the peaceful transition of presidential power, long a hallmark of our democracy, are un-American and seditious. The escalation to violence in the building that represents the heart of American democracy made yesterday one of our country’s darkest days.

Another deeply distressing aspect of the day’s events was the striking contrast between law enforcement’s apparent lack of preparation for and reaction to this violent attack on one of our most cherished institutions and the show of force and aggressive response we witnessed during last summer’s peaceful Black Lives Matter protests. This juxtaposition is suggestive of the deep-seated institutional racism that our country must acknowledge and strive to overcome, as we have rededicated ourselves to do on our campus."

Read the statement in its entirety below.

Applying to college is one of the most stressful and important times in your life. As a junior at UMass Amherst I asked ...
01/06/2021

Applying to college is one of the most stressful and important times in your life. As a junior at UMass Amherst I asked some of my friends to look back at their time as seniors in high school applying to college. We hope we are able to ease some stress about the application process and get everyone excited about applying to UMass!
http://ow.ly/w5DT50D1sIr

Interested in learning about how finals went this past semester with remote classes? Our senior intern Michaela recounts...
01/02/2021

Interested in learning about how finals went this past semester with remote classes? Our senior intern Michaela recounts her experience: “With all the help of my teachers via Zoom office hours, and the power of sticking to a schedule, I feel very confident that I did well on them."

Read more: https://www.umass.edu/admissions/student-blog/2020/look-back-finals

A blog from our intern Maddie: Although this year  have brought challenges to all students, UMass Amherst helped us get ...
12/30/2020

A blog from our intern Maddie: Although this year have brought challenges to all students, UMass Amherst helped us get through it, and I have learned a lot about myself as a student and person. Read about my life in Amherst as a remote college student:
http://ow.ly/YoGV50CULcP

The college decision process can be stressful, and just two years ago our intern Jessie was feeling the same mix of emot...
12/28/2020

The college decision process can be stressful, and just two years ago our intern Jessie was feeling the same mix of emotions many are feeling! She's sharing her five favorite ways to unwind:
http://ow.ly/NC9p50CUL6N

The entire UMass Amherst campus, including the offices of admissions and financial aid, will be closed from December 25,...
12/24/2020

The entire UMass Amherst campus, including the offices of admissions and financial aid, will be closed from December 25, 2020 - January 3, 2021. Happy New Year, and Go UMass!

This fall the The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, our student-run campus newspaper, hosted a virtual career panel featuri...
12/23/2020

This fall the The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, our student-run campus newspaper, hosted a virtual career panel featuring a diverse group of women leaders. All of them were alumni, who shared invaluable gems about their experiences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and in their careers in communications. Read more about the panel here:
http://ow.ly/fIf950CTbkt

Today and tomorrow, UMass Amherst is releasing our next batch of Early Action admission decisions for first-year admissi...
12/22/2020

Today and tomorrow, UMass Amherst is releasing our next batch of Early Action admission decisions for first-year admission to the Class of 2025. Read more about the release process here:
http://ow.ly/ke4750CREzB

12/20/2020

Have a question about being an international student? Katniss' takeover is going on now until 1030 am ET. Ask a question: instagram.com/umassadmissions

Are you an international student interested in UMass Amherst? Tomorrow, December 20, we will be hosting a takeover by Ka...
12/19/2020

Are you an international student interested in UMass Amherst? Tomorrow, December 20, we will be hosting a takeover by Katniss, a finance and theater major from China, from 8:30am to 10:30 am ET. Swing by Instagram and learn more: instagram.com/umassadmissions

12/15/2020
UMass Spotlight: Financial Aid

Although it seems far away, the March 1 priority deadline for the FAFSA will be here before you know it. Today we have tips for your from our Financial Aid Office, recorded during one of our UMass Spotlight seminars this fall.

Marie, an operations and information management (OIM) major from Medway, MA, will be taking over our Instagram this afte...
12/12/2020

Marie, an operations and information management (OIM) major from Medway, MA, will be taking over our Instagram this afternoon from 3-5 pm. She will be answering your questions about being a student at UMass Amherst. Swing by our Instagram stories for her takeover: instagram.com/umassadmissions

As UMass Amherst senior Aaliyah wraps up her time here at UMass, she shares her final thoughts and advice as a senior be...
12/09/2020

As UMass Amherst senior Aaliyah wraps up her time here at UMass, she shares her final thoughts and advice as a senior below:
http://ow.ly/6gkb50CH2cN

While life on campus at UMass Amherst may have been much quieter than normal this semester, we all look forward to a day...
12/08/2020

While life on campus at UMass Amherst may have been much quieter than normal this semester, we all look forward to a day soon when we can return to campus. Read what student blogger Jessie is looking forwards to when returning to campus here: http://ow.ly/JEVh50CFKCG

Thank you so much for your questions today! I will be signing off for the day now. Have a great night everyone!
12/05/2020

Thank you so much for your questions today! I will be signing off for the day now. Have a great night everyone!

12/05/2020
Jacob's Takeover

Jacob is taking questions NOW about life as a @UMass Amherst student. Head over to Instagram: instagram.com/umassadmissions

Tomorrow, Dec. 5, from 1 - 3 pm ET, UMass Amherst student Jacob will be hosting a takeover! A sophomore majoring in spor...
12/05/2020

Tomorrow, Dec. 5, from 1 - 3 pm ET, UMass Amherst student Jacob will be hosting a takeover! A sophomore majoring in sport management & psychology, he is a member of the UMass Dynamics, an on-campus a capella singing group. Ask your questions about being a student: instagram.com/umassadmissions

Senior year, for both high school and college students alike, is a time of change and reflection. Read below for Allison...
12/02/2020

Senior year, for both high school and college students alike, is a time of change and reflection. Read below for Allison’s advice for high school seniors preparing to embark on their college journeys, from one senior to another.
http://ow.ly/d2GG50CAArE

Fraternities and sororities collectively make up a significant number student body groups here at UMass Amherst. UMass K...
12/01/2020

Fraternities and sororities collectively make up a significant number student body groups here at UMass Amherst. UMass Kappas is one of several sororities here on campus to choose from.
Learn more about the Kappa's here: http://ow.ly/Dfms50CznFn

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a Top-30 public research institution (#26 - U.S. News & World Report, 2018), located in the idyllic town of Amherst, Massachusetts. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. Enrollment (Fall 2018) -22,000 undergraduate students -6,600 graduate students Faculty -Approximately 1,300 full-time instructional faculty Tuition and Fees (2018-19) -Massachusetts resident, full-time undergraduate: Tuition/Fees: $15,887 Housing/Meals: $12,626 -Non-resident, full-time undergraduate: Tuition/Fees: $34,570 Housing/Meals: $12,626 *Fees include mandatory fees only. Housing/Meals based on full year, standard double room, DC Basic meal plan. See complete fee details, including graduate tuition and fees and tuition and fees for the New England Regional Student Program here: http://www.umass.edu/bursar/ Research -Supported research activities total more than $200 million in FY2017. Academics -100+ bachelor's degree programs, five associate's, 75 master’s and 47 doctoral programs in ten schools and colleges. Library -The library system is the largest at a state-supported institution in New England with over 7 million items. Alumni -Approximately 250,000 living alumni around the world. Athletics -21 teams compete at the NCAA Division I level. Arts -The Fine Arts Center brings nationally-known theater, music, and dance to campus year-round. Six galleries provide a variety of spaces for visual arts. Student art and performance opportunities abound. Application information: Freshman Application Deadline: -Early Action: November 5 -Regular Decision: January 15 -Spring Semester Admission: October 1 Transfer Application Deadline: -Fall Semester (Priority): March 1 -Fall Semester (Final): April 15 -Spring Semester: October 1 Stockbridge Application Deadline: -Fall Semester: March 15 UMass Amherst accepts the Common Application as the exclusive application to the University. The Common Application can be found at https://www.commonapp.org/.

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Founded in 1863, UMass Amherst is the flagship campus of the public university system in Massachusetts. Located in the beautiful western Massachusetts town of Amherst -- consistently ranked as one of the "Top College Towns in America”-- we are a global community with internationally recognized academic programs, world class faculty, and a vibrant group of 22,000 undergraduate students.

UMass Amherst pulls the entire student experience together like few places can. With more than 100 majors from which to choose, hundreds of student organizations, a plethora of undergraduate research opportunities, and more than 400 ways to study abroad, there’s a little bit of something here for everyone. We have a good feeling you’ll soon be wanting to be a part of the #UMassFamily as well. But don’t just take our word for it. Come visit and see for yourself!

*The Office of Undergraduate Admissions works with prospective students to guide them through the application and college selection process. If there is anything our office can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can find the admissions counselor responsible for your location here. For general inquiries, please email [email protected] or call us at 413-545-0222.

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Really hoping you will consider moving the deposit date of May 1 back in light of all of these current issues!! Our current seniors are having a hard time with everything...considering they may not return to high school at all. Giving them a little breathing room to make a very difficult decision seems like the right thing to do.
UMass Amherst has a highly ranked Engineering Department and the campus is Beautiful !!!!
When are acceptance letters going out for regular decision?
Do you need to register for admitted students day Feb 11? Where is there more information on that day?
When do acceptance letters go out