The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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College Facts and Figures

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

  • Undergraduate (September 2018): #59 overall; #33 among public universities

  • Graduate Programs (March 2018): #65 overall; #37 among public universities



Enrollment for Academic Year 2017-2018

Undergraduate 2,209
Masters Candidates 283
Doctoral Candidates 284

Entering First-Year Undergraduate Students, Fall 2017:

  • 514 enrolled
  • 4.06 mean weighted GPA
  • 1290-1400 SAT mid 50% range


Career Placement, Undergraduate Class of 2017 – 6 months out

  • Total # of 2017 graduates:  454
  • Knowledge rate: 88% (Percentage for whom post-graduation status is known)
  • Placement of those who reported: 92%
  • Starting salary range of $28,080 - $112,000
  • Median starting salary: $65,000
  • 80% participated in experiential learning opportunities (Internships, co-ops, research, study-abroad, competitions & service learning)



Each year the College awards approximately 300 scholarships to sophomore, junior, and senior engineering undergraduates. The average award is $1,500.

  • 44.6% of UMass Amherst College of Engineering undergraduate students qualify for need-based aid
  • 39.5% 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 $8,960
  • Average loan debt upon graduation [Class of 2018/May 2018 grad date] is $33,130

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


2018-2019 Estimated 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 $15,888 $34,570 $36,315 $27,633
Rent, TelCom & Board $13,202 $13,202 $13,202 $13,202
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 additional room choices visit Residential Life.
  • In addition to tuition and fees, you will need to factor expenses for books and supplies into your academic costs. These will vary according to your field of study, but generally range from $500 to $1,000 for the academic year. Personal and transportation expenses usually range from $700 to $1,400 per year.  For a full breakdown of meal plan options visit Dining Services.
  • Try the Net Price Calculator. to determine the estimated net price (cost of attendance minus median grant/scholarship aid) that a first-time full-time undergraduate student may pay to attend UMass Amherst.


Faculty and Research

  • There are 120 tenure-track faculty members in the College of Engineering. 
  • 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.
  • Extramural research has reached $31.5 million in expenditures in a total budget of $58.9 million.

Centers and Institutes



Dr. Christopher V. Hollot, Interim Dean
UMass Amherst College of Engineering
Marston Hall Room 125 Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-6388

More info on College Administration »



Degrees Granted: Academic Year 2016-2017

Bachelor's 456
Master's 136
Doctoral  44

Academic Degrees:

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

Continuing and Professional Education Degrees:

Graduate Certificates:


Mailing Address

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