University of Messachusetts- Amherst
University of Massachusetts—Amherst is a public institution that was founded in 1863. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 23,373, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,463 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The university is large, but through the Five College Interchange, students can take courses at smaller liberal arts colleges nearby: Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College and Hampshire College. Notable alumni of the University of Massachusetts—Amherst include Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric; Jeff Talyor, founder of Monster.com
The student-faculty ratio at University of Massachusetts--Amherst is 18:1, and the school has 48.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Massachusetts--Amherst include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 90 percent.