Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts-Amherst


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Kacie
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I am going to be a student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and have visited a number of times as well as attended ...

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I am going to be a student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and have visited a number of times as well as attended the orientation. While UMass Amherst was my safety school, I am looking forward to advance my learning in this new environment.

Marie
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I transferred to UMass Amherst after having completed two years at Johnson and Wales, and I was honestly glad to have done so...

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I transferred to UMass Amherst after having completed two years at Johnson and Wales, and I was honestly glad to have done so. Although the larger classes with 200+ students weren't exactly the best for learning, some professors set up a smaller group instruction day, in which students would be split into groups of 20 to better retain the class material and work one-on-one with a graduate student who was passionate about the coursework. Perhaps my favorite experiences at UMass Amherst involved the BDIC program, as the classes for the program were always intimate and insightful. Additionally, the program allowed my to design my own major program, which provided me with the opportunity to both take classes at Smith College and to study abroad in South Korea. These experiences are worth more than the loans I have yet to be able to pay off because my degree turned out to be useless, but hey, at least my experiences at UMass Amherst prepared me to move onto graduate study.

Sophia
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I am a Pre-Law Junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I had recently transferring in from Fitchburg State Univers...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a Pre-Law Junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I had recently transferring in from Fitchburg State University and it is by far the best decision I have ever made to this date. At UMass Amherst I feel at home. I have made many friends and have been really involved in the Student Government Association and the Mock Trial Club. The food is amazing and the professors are extremely helpful. They do go the extra mile to help. As a transfer student I was really afraid of not fitting in and failing, however, I successfully completed my first semester there with a 3.57. I only reget not having applied there sooner.

Erin
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Umass is one of those places where you walk on to campus and can breathe a sigh of relief, because you just came home. It is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Umass is one of those places where you walk on to campus and can breathe a sigh of relief, because you just came home. It is the most amazing place, with number 1 dining In the NATION (the food is just stellar), the extracurriculars are amazing, and there is just so much opportunity. That is what I really want to emphasize, the opportunities. There are a wide variety of majors and minors to choose from, or you can build your own, there are literally thousands of clubs to join, my favorite being the outing club where you get to leave campus, hike, and adventure, and places to study and build relationships are many on campus. Umass is a place of trying new things, meeting new people, and getting to discover new things about yourself.

M.
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I could not be more happy with my decision to enroll at UMass Amherst. For me, a typical day consists of eating DELICIOUS foo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I could not be more happy with my decision to enroll at UMass Amherst. For me, a typical day consists of eating DELICIOUS food (don't listen to the people who complain about it—if they had to spend a day eating pretty much any other's school's food, they would never badmouth UMass Dining again), attending my classes (almost all of which I have genuinely enjoyed so far), participating in extracurriculars (there are literally hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus) and doing homework in any of the number of beautiful, modern, recently constructed academic buildings. When I have free time, there is always an abundance of fun and interesting events taking place on campus and in the surrounding area (I literally go to about a tenth of the events that I'd like to, and I go to a lot!)—there's music, movies, art and science exhibitions, talks, cultural festivals... you name it!

May
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When I first heard about UMass Amherst, I thought that I would never attend because of all of the bad reputations that it has...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I first heard about UMass Amherst, I thought that I would never attend because of all of the bad reputations that it has gotten in the past. Upon completing my first year at the university, I do not think that I could have belonged anywhere else. I am so grateful for the friends I have made and the friends that have kept in contact from high school to make the transition so much easier. Everywhere I turn there is a professor who cares deeply about their students, and staff whose sole job is to offer help and advice to students. It is crazy to think that I only get to spend three more years at UMass, but I cannot wait to go back in the fall! We are known for our "party culture" and our #1 dining, but people should not underestimate the flagship campus that it is! Campus safety is a big priority, extracurriculars are diverse and encouraged upon, and the facilities are well-run. Although UMass is not perfect, as no college or university is, UMass makes it easy to call it home.

Patricia
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UMass Amherst is a great school. If you are comfortable in large crowds, love joining clubs, and have a variety of interests...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UMass Amherst is a great school. If you are comfortable in large crowds, love joining clubs, and have a variety of interests, such as arts and crafts or theater and drama, this is the place for you! There is so much to do throughout the year; There are multiple concerts, sports games, clubs, and events! The professors also know what they are doing. Each professor has a teaching assistant, making the classes manageable! This school shows serious school spirit. If you love people, nature, sunsets, learning, dancing, trying new things, this is the school for you.

Kelan
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University of Massachusetts is the school I chose because I did not get into my dream school. I applied to other schools, but...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Massachusetts is the school I chose because I did not get into my dream school. I applied to other schools, but they were all more expensive and had either similar business school rankings or worse rankings (my major is finance). It also has the full campus experience, compared to commuter schools I got into. Additionally, it has a lot of people and opportunities being a large university which also had an effect when comparing to my other universities I got accepted, so it made the most sense. The problem is that I am not much of a fan of the school, I think the buildings, colors, and campus are ugly, and the lack of diversity is a problem. It contains very basic people, many of which were from my hometown. I did not want to be surrounded from people from my hometown either as I believe that can be toxic and I wanted to develop certain traits that are difficult when I find myself falling into the same patterns as high school and didn’t get that new, independent feeling of a new place. The food is highly rated, and there are consistently good options, but the school is in the middle of nowhere so when eating there every day, it can still get boring. They are rated so high partly because they have a lot of people and bribe the students with free stuff to rate the school well, as well as the fact that a college like Boston University will have good restaurants around, but with UMass being in the middle of nowhere, they in a way need very good food and many options. I was very impressed by the business school and how much I learned from going to clubs, talking to upperclassmen, career advising staff, and talking with alumni. I also got an internship during my semester which was really good so overall, I was very impressed with the career opportunities and development, which made it worth it. It is a decent school and great value for the money, and the academics are greatly underrated due to the party/public school reputation. It is nice though to be in an environment where people work hard and play hard, but I am trying to transfer just because I am not personally passionate about it, I enjoy the city and good weather, and I have already used many of the resources there. My best advice would be visit and get a feel for yourself and choose what you like best and has the people you vibe with. That said with a school this big, there is bound to be people you vibe with, but I still prefer an environment that is more suited to my personality and situation. For any people trying to decide: good luck, apply to private scholarships, and then go where you are most passionate about.

Jennifer
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Best school I could’ve picked

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Best school I could’ve picked

Ayman
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The school is huge and you will meet all kinds of people here. The location is the biggest disadvantage that I see in the uni...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is huge and you will meet all kinds of people here. The location is the biggest disadvantage that I see in the university as it really is in the middle of nowhere. For a person who is used to the city such as myself, I feel far away from the action here.

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