3.5 out of 5 Stars
Great network of alumni
Up and coming business school
Great major classes
Flexibility to double majorDowners
Not a lot of entrepreneurship classes
Could offer more finance classes
Could offer more business-tech classesComments
This school is constantly rising in the rankings which is valuable to employers. More and more big name companies in all sorts of fields are recruiting at this school. Definitely would recommend it especially if you like the northeast job market.Would You Recommend
Core classes explore all ranges of the school. Individual courses go into depth of specific departments and programs of study. Choosing one program leads you into a world deep in the material where requirements are plentiful and timely. The accessibility to the professors is amazing with a lot of time dedicated to students.Quality of Life
Cost of living is somewhat on average with the state. The facilities available are great. swimming pools, gym, outdoor courts, and a great art gallery.Admissions
There is a lot of paperwork and electronic application processes. Filing acadmemic, employment, and other legal information is all apart of the process. You must file a federal FAFSA form to obtain any consideration for scholarships or grants. An applicant must have a great academic record to enroll in any program at my university.Level
omg app questions sooo hard
soooo many essays to write like 500 thousand
4 interviews!!! :-O
early dec/action tough!!!
common app accepted
no financial aid :-(
i be rockin the scholarship you know how we does it ;-)Level
Some general requirements are completed through big classes, which has been a great problem for me because I have trouble learning in such big classes. Despite that, I could get some help from the TAs and other resources available for student taking these big classes.
The regular classes contain on average 28 students and I had done better in these classes, but not as well as I did at my community college because classes at UMass are harder. Students have a lot of homework assignments to do; even when you are not taking online classes, most classes have an online component so assignments are submitted online. Sometimes quizzes and tests are also taken online.
Professors and advisers are easily available, and students may see a professor for help even if they don't take classes with the professor. During my second semester (Spring 2010), I had met with at least three professors to discuss my interest in becoming a college professor. None of them was my professor.
Universit of Massachusetts Amherst is the best public university to go to in Massachusetts, particularly if one does not want to graduate with a mountain of debt. Because of its prestige, a considerable number of high achieving out of state students apply annually to UMass so the school is becoming increasingly competitive. One thing I love about professors and faculty is their constant effort to better the quality education UMass is offering. They are convinced that there is room for improvement, so they refuse to rest on their laurels!
Study abroad opportunities are also available. I met with a lot of students who studied abroad and I have two friends who will do so in the Fall 2010, one in England and another in Spain.Quality of Life
I don't like the food served by the dining halls, but that might be a cultural issue because I am not American. Other than that, I don't have anything to complain about the quality of life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Living on campus is expensive, but living off-campus is even more expensive. Financial aid, grants and the small loans on my financial aid package cover almost everything for me. Therefore, everything goes well.Admissions
I don't know everything about the admission process because I applied through the joint admissions program. Months before I applied, I knew that the admissions process would be smooth for me because I got a competitive GPA at my community college.Level
I need to complete General Education classes and there are requirements for being a business student. I also have classes I need to take for my major. Being an Hospitality and Tourism Management major allows me to take a variety of courses in Food & Beverage, Club, Evene Planning, Casino, and more. All professors have office hours and most are willing to meet with you even outside of those hours. The faculty is superb. They have experience within the fields they are teaching and their education has never stopped. There are countless study abroad opportunities that students can take advantage of. You can go to places specifically for you major or just to an area of choice.Quality of Life
I lived on a floor with all Business majors and loved it. There was a good community atmosphere. The library is a great place to study. There are many additional resources like the Writing Center, computer access, and printer/copier/fax access. The librarians are very helpful and can assist you in your research process. The food is really good and I have options to go to various dinning facilities. Overall happiness is extremely high, I cannot imagine myself anywhere else.Admissions
You can either apply by the Common Application or by the UMass application. You can apply early action. I applied directly to the School of Management and specifically to the Hospitality and Tourism Management program. They only take about 100 incoming Freshmen to the program each year.Level
A lot of general education requirements,almost too many (ex: Science). However, the general education requirements allow students to learn about topics other than his or her major. Being a School of Management student, I am required to take all different business courses which is great because I might not end up doing just one part of business in my life. The class sizes are large but the professors are great, very easily accessible. The workload is very manageble.Quality of Life
Amazing. Crime is very low. Food is great.Admissions
The essay allowed the applying students to write about any topic they felt the school should know about, which allowed the student to choose anything he or she wanted to write about. I believe that this is a great way to create diversity in such a large school.Level
As a freshman I only took general education requirements and I enjoyed all of them. I feel like I have learned more this year than I have all of high school. I find myself incorperating alot of what I learned into everyday converstion and now I feel like adults enjoy my converstion more because I have more insight and education on a wide spread of topics. Even if I didn't do too well in a class, grades wise, I still feel like I absorbed alot of information and enjoyed the class. There was not one class I didn't like. The introduction courses were big but I never felt that I didn't get the help I needed. There are GREAT tutoring opertunities and dicussion sessins and the library has so many resources and that it's actually hard to not do well in a class. Also, the teachers were always flexible with office hours and for the most part they would respond to my emails almost instantly, reguarless of what time it was.Quality of Life
The food is THE BEST. They offer sushi, borritos, a full vegaterian section and specialty food surprises every week. I lived in Southwest residencial area which is pretty old but has the best dining halls and the best social life, I loved it and am living there next year too. They just put in a new state of the art gym which is beautiful and is always full with students and faculity working out. Amherst is a great cute town with activities going on at all time. There always seems to be a farmers market, festivle or sales going on in town. Theres great bars for the upperclassmen and great shopping an food for everyone. Theres also a more senic are of Amherst thats georgous and I like that its sustainable. The next town over, Hadley, has all the retail stores and commercial food and is a short bus ride away. The buses are great trasportaion and I always feel safe on them or even just walking around. I always feel safe at school.Admissions
Applying was easy and they gave great financial aid for in state students, my financial aid needs were met almost 90%.Level