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University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Campus Life and Facilities

UMass Amherst Students Say...

“With the amount of options available, people are able to do pretty much whatever they want” at UMass. “The recreational facilities at UMass Amherst are a great escape from rigorous coursework,” and “Downtown Amherst is within walking distance, and the Hadley Mall and downtown Northampton are short bus rides away” via the region’s free bus service.... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

University Admissions Center

37 Mather Dr.

Amherst, MA 01003-9291

United States

Phone: 413-545-0222

Fax: 413-545-4312


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 85
Fire Safety Rating: 83
Green Rating: 99
Environment:Town (population 25,000 - 74,999)
Campus size: (number of acres): 1,463.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.umass.edu/umpd/alerts/crimestats/

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/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 64.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Special housing for disabled student
Men's dorms
Special housing for international students
Women's dorms
Fraternity/sorority housing
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students

first year housing
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:324
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
Debating Club
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
Glee Club
Improv comedy
International Student Groups
Literary Magazine
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Radio Station
Religious Groups
Singing Groups
Social Services Group
Speakers Forum
Student Film Society
Student Union
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:45
Number of Social Sororities:18
    % of women who join:6%
Number of Social Fraternities:22
% of men who join: 7
Number of Religious Organizations:13
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Student Services
Other Services:DayCare
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Description:Stonewall Center (http://www.umass.edu/stonewall/), Pride Alliance (http://www.umass.edu/rso/pride)
Minority Support Groups: Yes
Description:Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, (http://www.umass.edu/multiculturalaffairs/)
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Athletic Division:1
Men's Sports Team Name:Minutemen
Women's Sports Team Name:Minutewomen
Team Mascot:Minuteman
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Army ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Air Force ROTC Offered:On-Campus
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Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 97
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 9
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 26.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: No
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: No
Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Undergraduates that Own Computers: 99.00
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Description: Discounts are available for students at the campus store and through the USave program.
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes
Special Facilities:Computer Science Complex, Polymer Research Institute, Herter (Art) Gallery, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Natural History Museum, Fine Arts Center, Mullins Center (sports and entertainment arena), Learning Commons, Botanical Gardens, Astronomical Observatory
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