University of Massachusetts Dartmouth campus

Overview

Applicants
7,472
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.15

GPA Breakdown

15%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 570
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Deadlines


Early Action
November 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18.37:1
Total Faculty
594
with Terminal Degree
395

301
Men
293
Women
93
Minority
16
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
44%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music, General
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mary Beth Shinney
Professional Soccer Player

Steven A. Baddour
American Attorney from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Brian Helgeland
Oscar winning screenwriter

Marion H. "Pooch" Hall
Film Actor and Model

Jimmy Tingle
Comedian

Jim Perdue
CEO, Perdue Corp.

Michael J. Rodriques
Member of the Massachusetts State Senate

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
44%
Graduate in 6 years
47%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines

Financial Aid Statistics


Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,057

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 


Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,454
Out of State
5%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
52

Demographics

3.50%
Asian
12.81%
African-American
7.90%
Hispanic
66.68%
Caucasian
5.29%
Unknown
2.11%
International

48% female
52% male
5% are out of state
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
55%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
79%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
131
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

40% participate in intramural sports
8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Corsairs)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Corsairs)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Pride Alliance organization www.umassd.edu/cwgs/resources/pridealliance

Minority Support Groups: Frederick Douglas Unity House and several organizations umassdartmouth.collegiatelink.net

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Providence College

Sustainability

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth believes that “sustainability is the most pressing and far-reaching paradigm of the new millennium.” The university’s Sustainability Initiative functions as a catalyst, “taking a leadership role in transforming academic and practical training, engaging in the community to further sustainability efforts, sponsoring sustainability efforts at the university and redeveloping [the] region for a sustainable future.” Responsibility and Renewal, besides being two of the principles UMass Dartmouth endorses, is a recently finished 100-plus-page sustainability assessment and carbon reduction plan that serves as a link between all levels of those who run the university, summarizing the common goal of finding “greener pathways forward.” They’ve certainly seen results: achieved a 20 percent carbon emission reduction since 2008, campus witnessed the renovation and expansion of the LEED Silver Carney Library, and the installation of a wind turbine; 95 percent of cleaning products are Green Seal certified; and 98 percent of managed campus grounds are maintained organically. One student group, the Green Navigators, helps run a Farmer’s Market on campus and has campaigned for a campus bike path. UMass Dartmouth definitely doesn’t let its fortunate setting—it’s home to one of the largest contiguous forests in the area—go to waste. The university’s Living Classroom project promotes healthy management of the forest, while the woodland doubles as a sanctuary for educational walks and workshops for students and local residents of all ages. UMass Dartmouth was chosen as one of 100 locations nationally to test out green landscape maintenance standards.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
No

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
12%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
90

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Campus store academic discount through U$ave program currently Apple, Dell, and Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kelly Mahoney
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Address
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 027472300

Phone
(508)999-8605

Email
admissions@umassd.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Tripp Athletic Center
Claire T. Carney Library
Woodlawn Commons
MacLean Campus Center
Corsair Cafe
Market Place(Res)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
North Dartmouth Mall
Horseneck Beach State Reservation
New Bedford Historic District
Providence, Rhode Island
Fort Phoenix State Reservation

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
TF Green Airport, Providence RI; Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, New Bedford MA; Amtrak; Martha's Vineyard Ferry; SRTA Buslines; Dattco Buslines

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Boston and points north: Route 128/93 to Route 24 South, at exit 12 take Route 140 south to exit 2, Route I-195 west to exit 12A From Providence, RI and points west: Route I-195 east through Fall River, MA to exit 12 From Cape Cod and points east: Route I-195 west through New Bedford to exit 12A From exits 12 or 12A to the UMASS campus: Take right off exit onto Faunce Corner Road, proceed south traveling across Route 6 onto Old Westport Road, at fork bear right staying on Old Westport Road, Campus is one mile on the left.

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn Fall River/Westport 53 Old Bedford Road, Westport, MA (508)675-8500 Best Western 737 State Road, Dartmouth, MA (508)717-0424 Residence Inn 181 Faunce Corner Rd, Dartmouth, MA (508)984-5858