University of Massachusetts - Amherst Reviews

  • 47 Reviews
  • Amherst (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,570
93% of 47 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 47 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Business Major
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Good teachers, great classes (when they don't cancel them due to lack of funding), terrible career guidance, very good food for an institution, lots of living options, parking isn't terrible, buses are convenient and student run, and lots to do on and off campus."
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"UMass gave me the opportunities of a large university, while the Isenberg School of Management gave me the focus and attention of a smaller college. The ISOM advisors were really great and encouraged me to take a second degree, which turned out to be valuable to my career and not much additional effort. Lastly, I found my professors to be super accessible and they actually cared to help me and my professional development, which seemed surprising to me given the size of the school. One professor even connected me to my first job out of college and provided a great reference for me as I went on to other opportunities."
Japanese grad 2014
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Great teachers, great classes, a large and very varied amount of classes, beautiful campus, fun activities, all sorts of great stuff - but be prepared to have to fight tooth and nail every time you deal with the ridiculous inefficient bureaucracy of the administration."
Jessica Sanon
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"The University of Massachusetts Amherst was not my first choice of college. I did not want to be associated to a college that was called "zoomass". But I ended up going there because the financial aid package was better than all of the 17 schools I applied to. (That says alot). At first, I was a little nervous to attend this school because of how big it is. But once you get use to the school and find friends you are comfortable around, UMass is not as big as people make it seem. UMass Amherst is a wonderful school to attend if you ever get the chance. You explore your Independence, personalize your education and have the kind of fun every college student wants to have. Umass Amherst has over 150 programs you can apply to and over 200 organizations to belong to. There are about 5 dining halls to choose from and there is no limit as to how many times you can eat per day. And trust me when I say, you are always hungry. UMass was the best decision I have ever made. It give me endless windows of opportunities. There is always a facility member who wants to help you become success, you just have to be willing to search for it. In terms of my degree, UMass has one of the best mathematical, science and engineering program there is. It is one of the top schools for STEM related research as well as one of the best schools to graduate from. When you apply for a job, many employers have heard of Umass. Most employers have actually graduated from UMass. To have UMass Amherst on your resume as the college you gradated from, saves you trouble in the long run. (when it comes to looking for jobs that is.) UMass is not the zoomass everyone thinks it is. In fact, it is who you hang out with that can make UMass "zoomass." I have friends who study util they get their work done. And when it is done, we party. I will not lie. When the work is done, (I will not lie), we party. We party like there is no tomorrow. But we make sure that our education comes first. Umass is not zoomass unless you want to define your college lifestyle as that. My advice to anyone entering or in college: college, no matter which you attend, affects what you want to do or become in your future. So do not ruin your reputation by doing something in college that can harm your future. Do not party too much to the point where you cannot even put your GPA on your resume. College is way too easy to fail. Really look at college as a chance to show the world how mature and independent you can be. Then and only then, will you be able to use what you learn in college outside of the classroom setting and positively apply it to your daily life- always."
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"The MPH program at UMass Amherst is a wonderful program if you select the right concentration. The Community Health Education department is very strong, with robust faculty. The Health Policy and Management department is lacking the faculty and resources to make this concentration comparable to other universities. And Epidemiology, Environmental Health, and Biostatistics are small departments, which come with pros and cons. Most people picture UMass to be a huge school with large classes, but in the Master's programs you really can get individualized education, with classes no larger than 30 students (oftentimes, less). You cannot beat the financial aid at UMass and assistantships are available, but you really have to actively seek those opportunities. Overall, I am satisfied with my education from UMass, but definitely could have had a better experience."
Yvonne Decelis
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Gerontology
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"The University of Massachusetts Boston's College of Public and Community Services (CPCS) was wonderful. I am very honored and feel blessed to have been able to attend there while it was still the College it "used to be" when it was first started. The teachers were passionate, professional and inspirational. I would definitely recommend this College (I still wish it was the way it was "in the old days" but I am very hopeful that it still thrives.)"
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2013
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2003
"Tell us about your college experience.Educationally it was the perfect fit. Socially it was not. I went to an out of state flagship school. I perhaps should have gone to an in-state university.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I would choose the same degree because I love editing and writing, and the degree qualified me to do the work.What advice can you offer other students?Finish your degree. Don't just attend classes aimlessly or without an end in sight. You might drift forever."