UMassD

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, United States
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  • Total Documents
    93
  • Class Notes
    79
  • Textbook Notes
    11
  • Study Guides
    3
  • Currently Enrolled
    357
  • Previously Enrolled
    273

Overview of University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth (UMassD)

About this school

UMassachusetts at Dartmouth, founded in 1895, is a public, comprehensive institution. With five professional colleges - business, engineering, visual and performing arts, nursing, and arts and sciences - UMASS Dartmouth offers more than 40 majors to 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Publicly supported, the university provides affordable professional and preprofessional options as well as a variety of cocurricular activities, organizations and athletic programs. Its contemporary 710-acre campus is located in North Dartmouth in southeastern Massachusetts, 60 miles south of Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,763
    • Men:3,474 (51.4%)
    • Women:3,289 (48.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (UMassD)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 21
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
285 Old Westport Road
City, State, Zip
North Dartmouth, MA  02747-2300
Phone
(508) 999-8605
Fax
(508) 999-8755
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 7,959 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 4,033 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 3,926 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,964 (29%) of 6,707 admitted students enrolled
Women
917 (27%) of 3,402 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,047 (32%) of 3,305 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.23
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
545 average |500-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
549 average |500-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |19-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
9%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UMassD)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,571|Out-of-state: $28,285
  • Room & Board: - $12,936 (82.3529411764706%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (7.639419404125286%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,572 (10.007639419404125%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002210
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,236 (93.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,022 (82.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,022 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
334 (32.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$17,203
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 948 (92.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,113
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 901 (88.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,478
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 52 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
180 (13.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,387

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,884 (84.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,193 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,193 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,458 (34.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$17,361
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,735 (89.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,333
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,756 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,533
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 155 (3.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
560 (9.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,476

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,992
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,272

Academics & Instruction (UMassD)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


401

Part-Time Faculty


194

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
403,880

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
368
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


30.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


48.5%

Programs & Majors (UMassD)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (51)


  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sculpture
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing, biology, chemistry, crime and justice Studies, English, political science, psychology, computer science, data science

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Art Education, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (55)


  • Accounting
  • Acoustics
  • Adult Nursing
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Illustration
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • International Business
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management of Technology
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Writing

Campus Life (UMassD)

Location & Geography

Population


34,032

Nearest Metropolitan Area


710 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Boston, Providence

Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in New Bedford
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Providence

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


52% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


48%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Corsair
School Colors
Blue, white, and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, sand volleyball, soccer, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, outdoor club, ski and snowboard club, 20 cent fiction, relay for life, american red cross

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,790

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,763
Women
3,289
Men
3,474

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.7% Asian
  • 15.8% Black/African-American
  • 9.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 61.6% White
  • 5.3% Unknown

International Students


2.5% from 41 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,643

Student Resources (UMassD)