University of Massachusetts--Amherst Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at University of Massachusetts--Amherst is 18:1, and the school has 43.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Massachusetts--Amherst include: Psychology, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Accounting; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Political Science and Government, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.3 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Foreign languages
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
Mathematics History
English (including composition) Social science
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 9%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 5%
Accounting 4%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4%
Political Science and Government, General 3%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Post-bachelor's certificate, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate - professional practice, Doctorate - research/scholarship
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 100%
Service learning 60%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 61%
Writing in the disciplines 100%
Undergraduate research/creative projects 29%
Learning communities 35%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit Yes

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 88%
4-year graduation rate 54%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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