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129 Ratings

3.5 out of 5 Stars


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2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

the intro classes are large lectures, and getting to know professors can be hard in those classes. once you reach upper level courses, then the class sizes are more like 20 people, and it is much easier to speak with professors. grading is fairly fair, the workload isn't to much as long as you keep up and don't expect not to do anything. core classes depend on your major, but everyone must take the same core requirements under certain fields of study in introductory classes. business core classes included accounting, business law, information systems, statistics, communications. the management program expects you to take courses in fields like entrepreneurship, international business, and understanding workplaces.

the core classes fall under Social, Political, and Economic Change, Understanding Workplaces, Forming and Transforming Organizations, and Globalizing.

advising is always available, everyone wants to help you

there are student organizations that offer advice on their experience with classes and internships, there are alumni connections, where they come to the school and speak to students on their experiences after school, what helped in school at their job and what you can do to prepare yourself better for your career

Quality of Life

you can make a lot of friends, the cost of living isn't out of control or anything, the campus is cery nice, the library is very useful, with a huge number of computers, the area of amherst is small town, the area is fairly safe, but th the school is very large

Admissions

not too bad, if you're a solid student you'll definitely get in. if you're an above average student you can probably get into one of the more selective programs, like the

Isenberg School of Management

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

pretty standard common app stuff, they get a lot of applicants though so you have to be specific.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Gen eds, major requirement, lots of flexibility and different options for classes and class times

Quality of Life

The quality of life is very good. The housing creates a good opportunity to meet people and the campus is beautiful.

Admissions

We had to write an essay. They had the option of early decision or regular decision.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

umass has it all. a taste of everything.

Admissions

Common Application, early action was great, fafsa for financial aid,many scholarship opportunities. MCAS score can grant a scholarship

Level

3

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

application, essay, intervies, scholarships

Level

4

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Some very well respected faculty in their respective fields. Some very exceptional classes. Many opportunities.

Admissions

I was a transfer student who submitted a transcript and essay.

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Honors College, Sports Management, Operations Management

Admissions

Essays, Commonwealth Honors College, Early action

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Academics are fairly good considering UMass Amherst is a public school. However, in specialized programs such as Commonwealth College or Isenberg GPAs and expectations are much higher.

Quality of Life

A little noisy, but the large campus has numerous activities, events, and services to offer.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

One short essay, no interview, easy application!

Level

4

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

The admissions process is fairly easy. There were not any strenuous extra requirements. However, admission is becoming more selective as greater numbers of students are applying to public universities.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

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