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 

  • 2022 Undergraduate (released September 2021): #56 overall; #30 among public universities
  • 2023 Graduate (released March 2022): #57 overall; #30 among public universities


Enrollment for Academic Year 2021-2022

Undergraduate 2,179
Masters Candidates 325
Doctoral Candidates 337

Entering First-Year Undergraduate Students, Fall 2021:

  • 485 enrolled
  • 4.05 mean weighted GPA
  • 1310-1460 SAT mid 50% range

Career Placement, Undergraduate Class of 2020 – 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)


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

  • 48% of UMass Amherst College of Engineering undergraduate students qualify for need-based aid
  • 41% 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 $9,118
    • Average loan debt upon graduation [Class of 2021] is $33,495

* unsubsidized Federal Direct and alternative educational loans excluded from unmet need figures. Also, excluded scholarships from Engineering.

2021-2022 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 $36,964 $39,100 $36,964 (-$6,937)
Room & Board $14,217 $14,217 $14,217 $14,217
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 2020-2021

Bachelor's 528
Master's 109
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 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)

2021 Technology Transfer By The Numbers – Engineering

  • 28 Invention disclosures
  • 9 New patent applications filed
  • 13 Patents issued


Centers, Institutes, and Programs



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