The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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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

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

  • Graduate Programs (March 2019): #58 overall; #31 among public universities



Enrollment for Academic Year 2018-2019

Undergraduate 2,250
Masters Candidates 300
Doctoral Candidates 310

Entering First-Year Undergraduate Students, Fall 2018:

  • 577 enrolled
  • 4.02 mean weighted GPA
  • 1290-1400 SAT mid 50% range


Career Placement, Undergraduate Class of 2018 – 6 months out

  • Total # of 2018 graduates: 482
  • Knowledge rate/reported: 88%
  • Placement of those who reported: 93%
  • Median starting salary by major:
    • Chemical $69,000
    • Civil $59,000
    • Computer $72,000
    • Electrical $65,000
    • Industrial $68,000
    • Mechanical $68,000
  • 88% 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.

  • 53.9% of UMass Amherst College of Engineering undergraduate students qualify for need-based aid
  • 47.7% 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 $9,293
  • Average loan debt upon graduation [Class of 2019/May 2019 grad date] is $30,744

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


2019-2020 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 room choices visit Residential Life.  For a full breakdown of meal plan options visit Dining Services.



Degrees Granted: Academic Year 2017-2018

Bachelor's 484
Master's 122
Doctoral  34

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 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.

2018 Technology Transfer By The Numbers – Engineering

  • 27 Invention disclosures
  • 8 New patent applications file
  • 3 Patents issued 
  • 2 License and option agreements executed                      
  • 1 Start-up formed                                                                         

Centers and Institutes



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

More info on College Administration »


Mailing Address

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