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The UMass Amherst College of Engineering is ranked the best public engineering school in New England. We can offer you world-class professors, excellent academic programs, hands-on experiential learning opportunities, personalized career planning advice, a highly employable profession, a great place to live, and a terrific value!

 

US News and World Report Engineering School Rankings - 2020

  • Undergraduate (September 2019): #61 overall; #34 among public universities
  • Graduate Programs (March 2020): #56 overall; #30 among public universities

 

Students

Enrollment for Academic Year 2019-2020

Undergraduate 2,261
Masters Candidates 268
Doctoral Candidates 317

Entering First-Year Undergraduate Students, Fall 2020:

  • 542 enrolled
  • 4.02 mean weighted GPA 
  • 1260-1410 SAT mid 50% range

 

Career Placement, Undergraduate Class of 2019 – 6 months out

  • Total # of 2019 graduates: 482
  • Knowledge rate/reported: 88%
  • Placement of those who reported: 97%
  • 87% participated in experiential learning opportunities (Internships, co-ops, research, study-abroad, competitions & service learning)

 

Scholarships

Each year the College awards approximately 300 scholarships to sophomore, junior, and senior engineering undergraduates. The average award is $2,000.

  • 50% of UMass Amherst College of Engineering undergraduate students qualify for need-based aid
  • 44.6% of students enrolled in the UMass Amherst College of Engineering have unmet need*
  • The average unmet need [gap between college expenses and financial aid] is $9,519
  • Average loan debt upon graduation is $32,900

 * unsubsidized Federal Direct and alternative educational loans excluded from unmet need figures

 

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Engineering Students

Description In-State Residents Out-of-State Residents International* New England Regional Residents**
Tuition & Mandatory Fees $16,439 $36,427 $38,512 $36,427 (-$6,937)
Room & Board $13,938 $13,938 $13,938 $13,938
College of Engineering Fee $830 $830 $830 $830
  • *International costs include supplemental health fees. Visit the International Programs Office for a more detailed look at the international student expense estimates.
  • **New England Regional Students Program (NERSP) gives a tuition break to New England residents enrolled in certain programs not offered by the public colleges and universities of their home state. Learn more about the Tuition Break program.
  • Costs for the academic year are based on estimated information. Visit the Bursar's website for more detailed tuition and fee information.
  • To see room choices visit Residential Life.  For a full breakdown of meal plan options visit Dining Services.

 

Academics

Degrees Granted: Academic Year 2019-2020

Bachelor's 493
Master's 149
Doctoral  46

Academic Degrees:

Visit our undergraduate majors page to learn more about the different fields within engineering.

Continuing and Professional Education Degrees:

Graduate Certificates:

 

Faculty and Research

  • There are 135 instructional faculty in the College of Engineering. 18% are female.
  • Teaching and research focus areas include biomedicine, sustainable energy, cybersecurity, mechatronics, and biomechanics - which all have strong, positive societal benefits that appeal to a new generation of engineers.
  • R&D Expenditures = $49.9 million (FY19 reported to NSF HERD)

 

2020 Technology Transfer By The Numbers – Engineering

  • 25 Invention disclosures

  • 7  New patent applications filed

  • 7 Patents issued

  • 2 License and option agreements executed

  • 1 Start-ups formed

                                                                      

Centers and Institutes

 

Leadership

Dr. Sanjay Raman, Dean
UMass Amherst College of Engineering
Marston Hall Room 125 Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-6388
Email: engineeringdean@umass.edu

More info on College Administration »

 

Mailing Address

UMass Amherst College of Engineering
130 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA 01003
USA