UMass is one of the leading centers of public higher education in the Northeast. UMass is part of the Five College Consortium which allows students to take classes and access libraries and activities at four prestigious liberal arts colleges in the Pioneer Valley: Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith.
UMass has esteemed faculty teaching in top-ranked departments. A recent building boom has created many state of the art academic facilities.
Over 50% of undergraduates live on campus. Our award winning dining services focuses on local and healthy food options. We have a brand new rec center and a great free public transportation system to get you all around the area.
UMass has every club and organization students might be interested in and our rural location offers a wealth of outdoor activities and the nearby town of Northampton has all of the amenities of a large city but with the same accessibility as Amherst.
UMass is a 1100 acre campus located in the rural college town of Amherst one hour north of Hartford CT, two hours west of Boston and three hours from New York City.
On Campus Housing is guaranteed although preferences for specific areas can not always be met. Meal Plan is required if living on campus. Parking is available but probably will not be near where the student is living on campus. Off campus housing is plentiful but often requires a year lease and is rarely furnished. Careful research and planning will make for a smooth exchange.
Available Tuition Payment Plans
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on NSE.org for updated information.
Plan A Tuition/Fees
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.
Programs of Study Open to NSE Students
For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.
For a full list of special conditions, please visit www.NSE.org and search the NSE section of the APA website.
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
Students who will be juniors on exchange must have a declared major. To access courses in many departments, students must be declared majors at their home school. We have no minors in very competetive programs like School of Management, Engineering and Art.
Full-year exchange Accepted
Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
Non-Native English Speakers
TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 80 Internet