University of Massachusetts Amherst

Is UMass Amherst a Good School for the Money?

University of Massachusetts Amherst Value Report

College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of an UMass Amherst degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the UMass Amherst annual value report below.

Within Massachusetts, UMass Amherst Offers Good Quality at a Great Price.

#1 Massachusetts Value
Top 30% Massachusetts Quality

University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked #18 out of #68 in Massachusetts for quality and #1 out of #64 for Massachusetts value.

This makes it a good quality for a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  1 out of 64
Overpriced
Great Value
State Value Score  98.44 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the UMass Amherst financial aid page to be sure.

Above Average Value Nationwide

Top 25% National Value
Top 10% National Quality

University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked #368 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

University of Massachusetts Amherst is a good value according to College Factual's value analysis. It is priced competitively based on the quality of the education provided.

National Value Ranking  368 out of 1472
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  75.00 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Furman University $143,314 A
Denison University $154,075 A-
Wheaton College Illinois $157,091 B+
University of Massachusetts Amherst $162,905 B+
University of Maryland - College Park $183,430 B-
University of California - Irvine $188,212 C+
Hobart and William Smith Colleges $189,428 C+
Occidental College $208,879 C
Syracuse University $215,016 C-
George Washington University $218,956 C-
Southern Methodist University $228,084 D+

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $162,905 for an UMass Amherst Degree

The UMass Amherst time to graduate is about 4.14 years and will cost an estimated $39,349 per year. This brings the total cost to 162,905.

Amount
Average Yearly Cost $39,349
Average Years to Graduate 4.14
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $162,905

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average UMass Amherst student takes 4.14 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your UMass Amherst degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$91,229 In-State With Aid
$192,390 Avg Cost No Aid
4.14 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at UMass Amherst.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $192,390 #114 A
All Students $162,905 #368 B+
Only Students Receiving Aid $151,996 #484 B
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $131,623 #1 A+
All Students $102,134 #1 A+
Only Students Receiving Aid $91,229 #1 A+

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Massachusetts.

About 91% of UMass Amherst students receive financial aid. Get more details on what UMass Amherst financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average UMass Amherst cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.

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