About University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Founded in 1895, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. is a Public college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 6,999 full time undergraduate students, and 1,648 full time graduate students.

The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 399 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee60
SAT Range910-1130
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at UMASS-D are considered Less Selective, with ,26% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 17 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 39% were in the top quarter, and 15% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
17%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
26%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
7%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
34%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
48%
“I feel extremely safe”
29%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
39%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
69%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
7%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
68%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
45%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
41%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
10%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
14%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
39%
“We only party on weekends”
46%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
29%
“There might be people who do”
50%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
11%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
17%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
26%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
7%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
34%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
48%
“I feel extremely safe”
29%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
39%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
69%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
7%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
68%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
45%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
41%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
10%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
14%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
39%
“We only party on weekends”
46%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
29%
“There might be people who do”
50%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
11%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    129 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    84 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    136 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    140 Students rated campus facilities 3.5 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    141 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    138 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    139 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    141 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth?

37 Students rated University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Roselynn - 01/04/2024

I think the university of Massachusetts Dartmouth, offers pretty good prices compared to other universities, one thing I would complain is that you’re kind of just there on your own you have to look for your own resources sometimes, and if you’re a incoming student, that would be frustrating. But I think the social life is pretty decent. There’s events going on and people are always alerted of what’s happening if you want to socialize or when I get out your comfort zone I would recommend going to a lot of events that are on campus.

Jahar - 09/14/2022

i think super sexy jihadists like jahar should attend. I mean seriously dude was like a g to everyone in umass fartmouth and rlly dealt ganja like there was no tmrw fr. anyways they locked my dude jahar up now n thats a big fat L. hashtag free dzhokhar

Sarah - 11/29/2020

Umass Dartmouth is a very good school with nearby attractions, an active student community and supportive professors. The campus is located near the North Dartmouth mall, Horseneck beach and is 32 miles from Cape Cod. The student community organizes social gatherings, promotes participation in politics and voting, and fosters a community of equal rights for all. The professors are knowledgeable, always available and encouraging. The reason I am pursuing a Ph.D. is because of an encouraging e-mail from a professor. My professor heard a conversation I was having with another student before class where I was explaining how I wanted to pursue a Ph.D. but didn't think I could do it because of several challenges. The professor wrote that he heard my conversation and thought I could overcome every challenge I stated. He told me if I needed any help or advice in my pursuits of a Ph.D. to come talk to him. While the university is not in a major city or near other colleges, it offers exactly what I was looking for and I recommend anyone seeking a college or graduate degree to look into Umass Dartmouth.

Kyondre - 04/22/2020

I've had a great year so far. I really enjoyed building friendships while living on campus. It's hard to get around to stores , although there is a shuttle service. I can't say the food is great. I can certainly say Wendy's have been amazing . I look forward to my sophomore year and being in a more updated dorm.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Follow your bliss, that wherever it leads you you'll have a place in your heart to cradle life's lessons. Intellect must be nourished with passion, just as passion demands knowledge of some sort. Know and love the work you do. Know and love the people you work with. These people will help you follow your bliss as you grow older-- and help you fashion it as you grow all together.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I love this school.I found out almost or a lot of information about Umass Dartmouth while in high school and through orientation before I came to this school.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is fun if you put the effort in to make it fun and nice if you put in the effort to keep it nice.

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  5. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Finding additional help with finances. I get some help but unfortunately college is very expensive!

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates at Umass Dartmouth seems to dissapoint me overall. Most of the students I run into are very self involved and take the opportunity of education for granted. The majority of them I belive have never had to apply for a loan on their own or even had to think about school payments.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best aspect of my school would be the opportunities given to the student to give back to the surrounding community of New Bedofrd. With Umass Dartmouth as such a melting pot of resources it is nice to see students try and assimilate the campus community with the outside communities. It is important for a wealthy resource to give back to less fortunate surroundings.

    Read all  25 answers
  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The food. Little variety.

    Read all  23 answers
  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone that Is looking for a really big school with lots of things always goin on

    Read all  21 answers
  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school best known its art program.

    Read all  20 answers
  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who wants a great education should attend UMass Dartmouth. I believe it takes strong work ethics and the dedication to earning your degree and UMD provides those challenges. I loved UMD because it opened up doors to financial aid, flexable schedules and easy campus directory.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    My friends and the parties.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The price. Great education at a great price.

    Read all  17 answers
  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of the school is different people but it's on you to view what stereotype you feel when come in to this school

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

49%

female

51%

male

6,999

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,648

Total Grad Students

6%

Out-Of-State

93%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

121

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

49%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
15%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
60%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

93% of students attending University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth receive some sort of financial aid. 44% were awarded federal grants. While 78% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$27,473

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$12,470

Room and Board

41,143

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,965
$30 - $48K
$13,747
$48 - $75K
$16,982
$75 - $110K
$21,467
$110K & UP
$23,769

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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