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The University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at UMass-Amherst

By Gender
By Major
Animal StudiesA-
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentB+
Art & Design DepartmentA+
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Chemical EngineeringA
Civil EngineeringB+
Computer EngineeringB+
Computer ScienceB+
Electrical EngineeringB+
Engineering DepartmentA-
Geography and GeosciencesB
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
Industrial DesignD-
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B
Mechanical EngineeringB-
Music EducationA+
Natural ResourcesB
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA-
Political ScienceB
PreLaw and LegalC
PreMed and MedicalA
Social WorkA-

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University of Massachusetts - Amherst
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Surrounding City

The administration sucks so bad, it's all red tape, nobody can help you with your problem & they act like you're interrupting them. The teachers te...Read full comment
... i was born on Cape Cod and raised there most of my life and then a few years ago moved to Boston and i fell in love with the city and realized th...Read full comment
... Upon arrival, however, the girl refused to even get out of the car, as she was completely “turned-off” by the somewhat drab setting within t...Read full comment
... The campus is described as a city in a rural setting, but only expect for it to be busting with people and excitement durring the middle of weekd...Read full comment
The Electrical & Computer Engineering Program at UMass Amherst was a miserable experience for me at first. I guess I was immature, but the competitio...Read full comment
... It truly is a small city in itself, which is nice, since the actual town of Amherst is pretty small ...Read full comment
... I really wish I went to a small engineering school in a city (but I dont think one exists which I could get into) or one with better help resourc...Read full comment
... That's how I go home (to Boston) so I have to fork it over but if you just want to hang around in the city for a day I'm not sure it's worth $50 ...Read full comment
... the city feel makes you feel like your in the world not just in a small town because thats not what life really is like in reality ...Read full comment
... In my personal opinion, this place brought me back to some of my darkest moments in New York City ...Read full comment
... If you like city life, again don't go here ...Read full comment
... Upon arrival, however, the girl refused to even get out of the car, as she was completely “turned-off” by the somewhat drab setting within t...Read full comment
... If a big school is not for you, or you want to go to school in the city, that's great ...Read full comment
... I love it (though be aware it's no New York City-I doubt there are any dance clubs) ...Read full comment
... The social life around UMass has something for everyone except giganto city folks and clubbers ...Read full comment
... You have your inner city kids, you have your New York, New Jersey kids, stoners, athletes, nerds ...Read full comment
... SW is far away from class and it feels like a city ...Read full comment
... Its no big city but there are enough nice bars and cultural events to semi-fill the void of big city life ...Read full comment
... I lived in Southwest and would not recommend it -- a concrete city including four high rises of partying, loud, dumb kids ...Read full comment
... If you are not willing to be a macho tough guy and get punched in the face, knocked out, have your academics turn to C's or worse, get drunk ...Read full comment
... If you are quiet and a loner, you might prefer Sylvan to Southwest, where more extroverted partiers live in a cityscape ...Read full comment
... The southwest area has a concrete/ city-like feel but the rest of the campus has a lot of grass and beautiful, traditional buildings ...Read full comment
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