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University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth Overview

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth is a public institution situated in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. North Dartmouth is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth Known For?

1,492 Undergraduate Awards
$36,991 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UMass Dartmouth.
  • In 2017-2018, 70% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UMass Dartmouth with a bachelor's degree make about $48,200 a year. That's 18% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UMass Dartmouth has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#135 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMass Dartmouth.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Sociology & Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Public Policy Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best General Biology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMass Dartmouth has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Highest Paid Criminology Graduates College Factual
#39 Highest Paid Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduates College Factual
#39 Highest Paid General Biology Graduates College Factual
#53 Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates College Factual
#80 Best General Biology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#82 Best Social Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth?

Location of University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Contact details for UMass Dartmouth are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Phone: 508-999-8000
Website: www.umassd.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umassd
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umassd

How Do I Get Into UMass Dartmouth?

You can apply to UMass Dartmouth online at: www.umassd.edu/apply/

Admission Requirements for UMass Dartmouth

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMass Dartmouth?

84% Acceptance Rate
51% Of Accepted Are Women
94% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 49% of accepted students are men and 51% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 94% of students accepted to UMass Dartmouth submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth  ( 500 to 590 )
200
800
UMass Dartmouth received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 29. Math scores were between 18 and 27. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth  ( 20 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth  ( 18 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth?

$36,991 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
6.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMass Dartmouth is $36,991. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMass Dartmouth, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $7,046 a year. That adds up to $28,184 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMass Dartmouth is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,895 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,841 undergraduate students at UMass Dartmouth, with 5,895 being full-time and 946 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMass Dartmouth

There are also 1,672 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,895 full-time undergraduates at UMass Dartmouth, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMass Dartmouth

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 240
Black or African American 1,019
Hispanic or Latino 625
White 3,392
International Students 164
Other Races/Ethnicities 455

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 52 countries are represented at UMass Dartmouth. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Pakistan.

Online Learning at University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

1,059 Took All Classes Online
1,488 Took At Least One Class Online
18.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 17 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at UMass Dartmouth. In 2017-2018, 1,488 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMass Dartmouth has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMass Dartmouth

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth was 18.6%. This is the #949 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMass Dartmouth regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMass Dartmouth majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 2%
Computer Science 33%
General Business/Commerce 15%
Health Professions 1%
History 18%
History 18%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 25%
Liberal Arts General Studies 25%
Management Information Systems 34%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 9%
Nursing 2%
Sociology & Anthropology 27%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMass Dartmouth ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMass Dartmouth.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Policy #5
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #7
Ethnic Studies #7
Design & Applied Arts #17
Political Science & Government #17
Public Administration #28
Visual & Performing Arts #29
Computer Information Systems #52
Social Sciences #54
Public Administration & Social Service #70
Health & Medical Administrative Services #104
Computer & Information Sciences #111
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #122
Liberal Arts General Studies #122
Nursing #180
Business Administration & Management #271
Health Professions #305
Business, Management & Marketing #346

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 127 9 94 0 230
Nursing 0 0 170 0 1 12 183
Accounting 0 2 90 1 26 0 119
General Psychology 0 0 112 0 4 0 116
Computer Information Systems 0 0 57 0 47 0 104
Marketing 0 0 92 0 0 0 92
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 62 0 9 0 71
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 67 0 3 0 70
General Biology 0 0 62 0 6 0 68
Criminology 0 0 64 0 0 0 64
General Business/Commerce 0 0 35 24 0 0 59
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 59 0 59
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
Law 0 0 0 0 0 47 47
Public Policy 0 0 0 20 18 7 45
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 1 43 0 44
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
Civil Engineering 0 0 33 0 3 0 36
Management Information Systems 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Electrical Engineering 0 0 25 0 7 1 33
History 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
General English Literature 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Computer Engineering 0 0 19 0 9 2 30
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 28 0 0 0 28
Political Science & Government 0 0 27 0 0 0 27
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 18 0 6 0 24
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 1 22 0 23
Chemistry 0 0 20 0 2 0 22
Sociology & Anthropology 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 18 0 1 0 19
Mental & Social Health Services 17 0 0 0 0 0 17
Physics 0 0 8 0 6 0 14
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 4 0 6 2 12
Romance Languages 0 0 9 0 1 2 12
Mathematics 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Economics 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 1 0 10 0 11
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Ethnic Studies 1 0 9 0 0 0 10
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 6 3 9
Marine Science 0 0 0 0 7 2 9
Music 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Information Technology 0 0 0 7 0 0 7
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Engineering Science 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Sociology 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Science 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Philosophy 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 18 5 1,469 66 407 83 2,048

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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