University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth Reviews

  • 41 Reviews
  • North Dartmouth (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $30,153
95% of 41 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 41 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Brandon Keefe
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2023
  • Degree: Computer Engineering
"UMass Dartmouth isn't a terrible university in the campus aspect (environment is nice). The faculty members guiding students needs work. I graduated as a dual major from computer / electrical engineering but there were alot of times where I needed to fight to graduate with both degrees and not because I had bad grades it was because the advising and mentoring was all screwed up. Outside of classes, student affairs and other facilities are poor. This school offers scholarships that was heavily in favor of the greater new bedford area meaning students living an hour or farther away will not have as much financial support. The school does give away stoles for graduation as well but they are first come first serve meaning yet again students closer to the school are favored. Overall, I would pick another university of I could start all over"
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Where do I start…I’m a senior at umass but failed my last test with a 74, needed a 77. The only test in the course. I asked for a retake, denied. I asked to be allowed to retake the whole course, had to put in an appeal. I’m waiting for the answer, I’ll get it if there r spots open. 4 years, passed everything but one test= no degree. Unreasonable and unwilling to help with a solution except write me letters of recommendation."
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2022
  • Degree: Accounting
"This school has zero communication. I am an older student who decided to go back to college. This will be third college I have attended and it’s also one of the worst. It doesn’t matter how many times you call or email someone from any department, you will be lucky to receive a response. Most things are time sensitive, so it really screws you over. Professors have leeway to call a number grade any letter grade they see fit, and there is no recourse because apparently this is okay and is allowed. The majority of my professors do not engage with us in anyway shape or form, and most do not seem to care if you succeed or not. As a fully online student, it’s like I do not exist, as I am never informed of services available to me or important names, emails, or phone numbers I might need to know. I have to spend time trying to find this stuff out and oftentimes it’s too late. Honestly, I wish I could go back in time and choose another school. I have been working so hard trying to better my life and it feels like this school has derailed any chance I ever even had. I went from an honors student to barely making it when I transferred here, due to the utter lack of support and just general BS this school has put me through. Signed, a 33 year old single mother"
J. Campbell
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2020
  • Degree: Teaching
"This is a totally inadequate program. I wanted to become a History teacher but because that is a saturated market I was encouraged to get a Special Education add-on license. It has been the worst experience of my life and I wish I had never heard of this program or its head, Traci Almeida. I learned to write a basic IEP, which is of little value because they are different at every district and state and a lesson plan. What I didn't learn was concrete proven methods for helping students with disabilities and learning differences. I have had to spend so much time reading books and watching videos to try to learn the very things this program should have taught me. I earned straight A's but I am woefully unqualified to assist these students. I have had to reinvent the wheel for every lesson and it has lead to a great deal of misery. So, now I am thousands of dollars in debt, extremely unhappy and trying to figure out what I am going to tell a parent at an IEP meeting when they ask how I plan to service their child with dyslexia. I have no idea. Stay away from this program. Go to Bridgewater. It's the same cost for a superior education and support system."
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2019
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"The Graphic Design program at Umass Dartmouth was wonderful. The professor were extremely engaging, knowledgeable, and truly cared about their students. The courses were both rewarding and challenging. Additionally, the price is affordable as far as higher education goes. The campus can be somewhat depressing looking and the location isn't amazing, but I was able to make quite a few friends within my program. There was always something going on, on campus, which was also nice. Overall, if you're looking for a great education at an affordable price, I would highly recommend Umass Dartmouth."
Heather Forde
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2019
  • Degree: Art & Design
"An outstanding faculty for a fraction of the price of neighboring art programs- PLUS, you can never undersell the importance of a university. Making connections with classmates from a variety of backgrounds in a variety of fields and programs is integral to learning to function and make connections in the real world."
Steven Rooney
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2019
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The campus took a while to grow accustom to and can be a little abrasive at first. The ascetic grows on you over the years and by the end you'll find it looking very beautiful with all its fields and contrasting concrete buildings. The professors were run of the mill and left a little bit to be desired. Over all my experience was a positive one with plenty of people to make it feel like you are not just at some small commuter college. Making it very easy to make friends and connections. My specific program was rather new so it was still being worked out and the curriculum was still being ironed out. Making it difficult to really get a good feel for the rest of the schools programs. Most of the comments i hear about the other programs come from the engineering and nursing fields. All of which I have heard great things about and have some really great professors."
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2019
  • Degree: Finance
"This school is pretty horrible. Upon entering it looks like a prison. Very dark cloud hanging over the school on most days. I had to take a medical leave and they still charged me for the semester. Someone had taken my student ID and used my meal plan while I was on leave and they say its my fault and have to pay. I am white. I was uncomfortable witnessing some of these disgusting displays of students. On more than one occasion saw a car driving around the look playing what sounded like Civil war songs about killing African Americans. Saw derogatory banners posted around the school directed at African americans. I can only imagine how African American students must have felt. The food options are horrible and the housing is poor. The Dells, living area for upper classmen is patrolled as if we entered martial law. The bursers office likes to play telephone tag and send you to different offices only for them to send you back. A bunch of people who clearly dont want to do their jobs. This school is a mess and would advise anyone to stay far away."
Chelsea Chappelle
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"The small classrooms were an excellent learning environment. Cost was very affordable. The staff and faculty were very helpful and there were many opportunities for research. Professors were very involved in helping students reach their research goals as well as help the students prepare for graduate school or career opportunities. The campus was a very friendly environment and very accepting."
Magen Aguiar
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"The nursing program at Umass Dartmouth was outstanding! It was very hands on and certainly prepared me for my career. All the teachers were very supportive and wanted students to succeed. The university always did it's best to accommodate all students especially with clinical rotations. If you hd a certain interest in something they did their best to help you get that experience. I would definitely recommend!"
L mancini
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2017
  • Degree: English
"I had a very positive experience at the University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The professors were always available and the number of students in class was minimal, allowing for solid interaction among instruction and peers- not getting lost in the crowd."
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Management
"I was in the online M.S. in Healthcare Management program. It was a great experience - very flexible, good professors, interesting classes - especially the ones taught by Professor F. It's an especially good program if you're interested in cost management and quality improvement. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about these areas without having to go to a classroom."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"- Excellent library infrastructure - Good CS teaching professors - Good option of graduate and teaching assistantship"
Andrew V.
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"UMass Dartmouth is an excellent school for people seeking technical and engineering degrees in the southeast Massachusetts area. You don't need to go to Boston or Worcester to find professors with decades of experience, and complete projects that provide worthwhile experience. Oh, and you'll also meet people from all over the world and enjoy fun clubs and on-campus activities."
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"My degree in Fisheries Oceanography from the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has prepared me for my degree in fisheries science. I not only was afforded excellent networking opportunities with the top fisheries biologists, but also given the opportunity to expand my interest in teaching. Because of them, I am a Professor of Biology/Marine Biology in the University of Hawaii system."
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Laboratory Technician
"The MLS program at UMD greatly prepares and educates potential hospital lab employees. Because of the didactic instruction, many graduates pursue advanced degrees with the knowledge they've obtained through their undergraduate career. The science background obtained from this degree will help any future scientist or medical professional by providing a concrete understanding of the pathophysiology of the human body and current testing methods used to treat and diagnose various disease states."
Cheyenne Lantz
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, offered me a world-class education at an affordable price. I had the opportunity to work with professors who were alumni of prestigious Ivy League schools from a variety of backgrounds, and learn alongside my classmates who hailed from a variety of diverse backgrounds. I built meaningful relationships as a result of attending this school and garnered a wonderful education that has now lended me the opportunity to pursue my graduate degree at Boston University. I'm greatly indebted to my alma mater."
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
"Umass Dartmouth was a safety school out of all the schools that I originally applied for. Coming from a low income family, college was very important to us as a family. So choosing the school was based off of affordability and closeness to home. My 4 years of college at Umass Dartmouth ended up great. The professors really were into the major and teaching all the information they know to pass along to us. The student life was very lively and diverse. I was involved with as many groups as possible because not only do you get to meet alot of people but you learn important leadership skills that are useful later on. The only thing I wish the school would work on is the career advising. Students often have to take the initiative to see someone for help. So make sure when you're in your last year 2 years of school, talk to as many people as you can at the school to obtain career opportunities."
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"University of Massachusetts is a state school and very affordable. As an immigrant, student diversity was a good thing that I experienced. There are students from all over the globe. The location of the school is also great. North Dartmouth is a quiet and friendly city."
Vanda Depina
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"My college is one of the well-known UMass Universities. The student community is well sought after and we are constantly involved on the student body activities which are developed and provided by other students. UMass Dartmouth is not only a public school to students that are legal ccitizens and permant residents, but it is also home to several international students."