University of Massachusetts - Amherst Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (40)
In attending UMass Amherst for my undergraduate degree, I not only benefited from the professors, programs and courses from UMass but also from the 5 surrounding private schools in the area. Being a student in one of the 5 schools allows you to take classes at the other for no extra charge. Also I benefited in regards to my degree due to the abundance of resources my school had to offer. New laboratory buildings were being built during my undergraduate experience, making my class the first to work in the new environment. The campus is constantly improving itself. Beyond the academics, living at UMass Amherst was wonderful due to the 5 start dining quality UMass Amherst is known for. I highly recommend everyone visit and consider becoming a Minuteman!
UMass Amherst is the flagship campus of the UMass family and has some of the most advanced research technologies in the US. For those considering a career in STEM, UMass Amherst is a fantastic place for research. If you're looking for a large school with a lot of history and character, with students from all walks of life, with a diverse selection of courses and fields of study, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is one to surely consider.
I absolutely loved studying Psychology at the University of Massachusetts. I started out keenly interested in pursuing a career in psychology but my studies opened me up to the formerly unknown world of science and clinical studies. I was able to participate in many studies and make many connections. I fell in love with science and switched onto the premed track, learning about Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Organic Chemistry. My time at Umass changed my loves and my interests and put me onto a new career path. I am hoping to gain admission to medical school and one day become and ER physician. I owe much thanks and credit to Umass for its formation in my passions and goals, and its help in shaping me as a person and a life-long student.
Great place to go; good education, nice area to live in, 5 colleges in the surrounding towns.
Wonderful experience. Professors were well organized and very easy to get a hold of. Graduate programs staff were very helpful and willing to assist in every way possible. Would recommend this school, hands down as the best Graduate/OnLine experience.
Even though the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a large university, my programs felt small. I really enjoyed classes with most of my Spanish professors, and the work load was definitely manageable. Going to a public school was well worth it for me. I was able to graduate with two Bachelor's degrees by taking 150 credits over the course of four years. I was also part of the Commonwealth Honors College, which has both some benefits and some drawbacks. My suggestion is come to this school if you know that the program you plan on participating in is small.
Awesome student-powered businesses, groups, and events! Plenty of amazing students doing amazing independent projects. However, the administration is lacking in their connection with their own students.
*Excellent, a very diverse school that helped stimulate learning process.
UMass Amherst was the perfect stepping stone between high school student living at home to working graduate. It was the best four years of my life so far. It is also not a school to be taken lightly. In fact, I was not mentally prepared for how hard I would have to work at all of the classes. But it was well worth it.
A top rank research university that doesn't stand out until you get there and get to see the rich culture the area brings but also the immense number of different classes you can take with top tier researchers and professors surrounding you at all times.