UMass Dartmouth Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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UMass Dartmouth Description:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, a member of the UMass system, is a public university located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The expansive 710-acre main campus sits on the south coast of the state between Providence and Newport, just minutes from the beach and an hour outside of Boston. UMass Dartmouth also has satellite campuses in nearby New Bedford and Fall River. The university has a student / faculty ratio of 17 to 1 and an average class size of 25 students. Undergraduate students can choose from 61 majors and 43 minors, and the graduate school offers 26 master’s programs and 11 doctoral degrees. Popular areas of study include the university’s bachelor’s degrees in marketing, nursing, accounting and English and graduate programs in business administration, educational leadership and law. Campus life is active with more than 90 clubs and organizations. The UMass Dartmouth Corsairs compete in the NCAA Division III Little East Conference. The university fields eleven men's and twelve women's intercollegiate sports.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,647 (6,999 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,188 (in-state); $27,473 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,470
  • Other Expenses: $1,572
  • Total Cost: $28,430 (in-state); $42,715 (out-of-state)

UMass Dartmouth Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 79%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,382
    • Loans: $6,819

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Ice Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Football, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Tennis, Lacrosse
  • Women's Sports: Equestrian, Field Hockey, Track and Field, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming, Sailing, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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UMass Dartmouth Mission Statement:

"The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development."