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.
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.
Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the UMass Amherst financial aid page to be sure.
Above Average Value Nationwide
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.
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
|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+|
|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.
|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?
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|
|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+|
|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.
College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.