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University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth is a public institution that was founded in 1895. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,562, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 710 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 87. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,681 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,363 (2013-14).
Located about 60 miles south of Boston, the University of Massachusetts—Dartmouth offers nearly 50 bachelor’s degree programs. Graduate students can choose from more than 35 master’s degree programs, including those in the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Nursing. The university, often called UMass Dartmouth, also offers a highly ranked fiber arts program in its College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Outside the classroom, UMass Dartmouth students can get involved through about 75 campus clubs, more than 10 Greek organizations, and student government. Students can also explore campus media by checking out The Torch newspaper and the WUMD educational radio station. Student athletes can play at the recreational level or join the UMass Dartmouth Corsairs varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III in various conferences. Notable University of Massachusetts—Dartmouth alumni include screenwriter Brian Helgeland, who won an Academy Award for the L.A. Confidential screenplay.
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UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching, innovative research and serving as an intellectual catalyst for social and cultural development. Established in 1895, UMass Dartmouth has developed into a renowned textile, technological and art institution, and offers a wide and balanced array of programs that effectively combine a liberal arts education with real world applications. UMass Dartmouth is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top public regional university in New England, is a Carnegie Community Engaged University and places in the top tier nationally on the President's National Community Service Honor Roll. Known for personalized teaching and its growing research program, UMass Dartmouth is home to the School of Marine Sciences and Technology, the College of Visual and Performing Arts based in historic New Bedford, and UMass School of Law, the Commonwealth's only public law school.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. The application fee at University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||72.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth is 18:1, and the school has 34.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||32%|
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University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,562, with a gender distribution of 51.8 percent male students and 48.2 percent female students. At this school, 55 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45 percent of students live off campus. University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth, 71.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,637.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$11,681 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$18,363 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,542 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data