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Welcome! I am very pleased to welcome international students to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth community. This is a rich learning and living environment where you will be encouraged and challenged by faculty and staff who are committed to your success.
UMass Dartmouth as one of the top public masterâ€™s degree universities in New England. In 2016, UMass Dartmouth was designated as a Doctoral Research University and we will move into a new category within U.S. News & World Report.
UMass Dartmouth is one of the five campuses comprising the world-renowned University of Massachusetts. We offer the academic resources of a premier research university, with a level of personalized teaching that is extraordinary. In addition to our intellectual capital, the University serves as a cultural, social, and economic catalyst in this region.
We are committed to facilitating your learning experience and your professional success. I look forward to meeting you.
Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarly and creative works. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked
Mohammad Karim, Ph.D. Provost, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Academics Academic excellence and a personalized educational experience are at the heart of UMass Dartmouth (UMassD). In the classrooms, in the laboratories, and in practice, our students are gaining the knowledge and skills to enter the workforce and contribute throughout their careers. Team projects and cutting-edge undergraduate research projects with faculty prepare our graduates for a global economy. We help students develop the critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills that are essential in any job. Students benefit from interacting with people from an array of disciplines. UMassD Colleges Arts & Sciences Business Engineering
Nursing Visual & Performing Arts
University of Massachusetts is ranked in the top 20% of the world’s universities –Times Higher Education
Prepared for the Future At UMass Dartmouth we prepare you for the real world by combining a cutting-edge education with hands-on experiences. Research opportunities, internships, capstone projects, and community-service learning give you the chance to put your classroom learning to work and gain practical skills. Our graduates find success and continue to grow through their careers. Career Placement Sites Apple Brigham & Women’s Hospital EMC Corporation Fidelity Investments Genzyme Google
Hasbro Intel Johnson & Johnson Oracle PricewaterhouseCoopers St. Jude Medical State Street Bank
Charlton College of Business listed in “Best 296 Business Schools” –Princeton Review 2016 edition
Areas of Study Accounting Aging and Health * Anthropology Applied and Computational Mathematics Art Education Art History Astronomy /Astrophysics Biochemistry Bioengineering Biology Black Studies* Business Administration* Ceramics Chemistry Civil Engineering Clinical Laboratory Science Communication* Computer Engineering Computer Game Design* Computer Science Creative Writing* Crime and Justice Studies Data Science Digital Media Drawing* E-Commerce/Digital Business Economics Education (4+1 master’s degree) Electrical Engineering English Film & Media Studies* Finance Fine Arts* French Graphic Design
Healthcare Services Administration History Illustration Indic Studies* International Business* International Politics Jewelry/Metals Leadership & Civic Engagement* Liberal Arts Literature & Criticism Management Information Systems Management-Leadership Manufacturing Marine Biology Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Medical Laboratory Science Mobile Applications Development* Music Music Education Nursing Operations Management Painting Philosophy Photography Physics Political Science Portuguese Pre-law Printmaking* Psychology Religious Studies* Sculpture
UMassD alumni are ranked in the top 17% of colleges and universities for average salary – PayScale
Service Operation Management Small Business / Entrepreneurship Sociology Software Engineering Spanish Supply Chain Management Sustainability* Technology & Management Textile Design/Fiber Arts Urban Studies* Women’s & Gender Studies Writing, Rhetoric & Communication Pre-professional programs Pre-health (includes pre-dental, pre-OT, pre-pharmacy, pre-PT, and pre-vet) Pre-law Pre-med Undeclared programs Arts and Sciences Undeclared Business Undeclared Engineering Undeclared Studio Arts Undeclared *Offered only as a minor
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Location Matters UMass Dartmouth is located in a vibrant, coastal community and the campus is 21 kilometers from the beach, 48 kilometers from Providence, RI, and 97 kilometers from Boston. There is daily bus transportation to Boston and New York City directly from campus. Boston’s international airport is available by public transportation.
Dining There are 14 places to eat on campus, and some locations are open early and late for student convenience. There are a number of meal plans that can be selected. Just outside of campus are a number of restaurant options from fast food to sushi.
Living on Campus UMassD has 80 percent of first-year students living on campus. Campus housing is plentiful and is available for the duration of your UMassD studies. We have traditional residence halls, suites, townhouses, and apartments. The entire campus is wireless, and residence halls have free cable TV access and free on-site laundry facilities. Landlines are available for students who wish to have that service.
Activities on Campus There are activities on campus virtually every day and night of the academic year. From intercollegiate athletic games and intramural sports, to visiting speakers and cultural celebrations, UMassD offers intellectual, social, cultural, and community service pursuits.
There is one entry/exit for the campus and a permanent, full-time Department of Public Safety that supports students, faculty, and staff 24/7.
One of the top New England public regional universities –U.S. News & World Report
International Student Scholar Center The International Student Scholar Center is a valuable resource for international students. • F-1 and J-1 visa status advising • Workshops on U.S. employment processes • Student advising • International Student Orientation • Promotes cultural events umassd.edu/international_students
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Estimated Costs 2016-17 Academic Year
Tuition and fees
Room & board $12,470 $12,470 Includes double room for a full year and Platinum Meal Plan (unlimited meal swipes) Health Insurance Personal Expenses Estimated Total
$2,186 $1,000 $43,649
Scholarships International applicants are automatically considered for international merit-based awards following acceptance to UMassD. Scholarship decisions are based on applicant’s secondary school/college academic record and test scores.
$2,186 $1,000 $27,556
How to Apply STEP 1: Complete and submit your application. (See link above.) STEP 2: Submit secondary and/or post-secondary sealed official transcripts. Documents issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by literal English translations. For all post-secondary education taken outside of the United States, an official course-by-course evaluation is required.
• Official TOEFL score of at least 79 iBT or 550 pBT • Official IELTS composite score of at least 6.5 Undergraduate applicants who do not have the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score should contact the UMassD American Language & Cultures Institute at ALCI@umassd.edu. (Information about ALCI appears in this brochure.) STEP 5: Send an essay or personal statement of up to 500 words on a topic of your choice.
STEP 3: Submit an official SAT or ACT report. STEP 4: Submit an official TOEFL or IELTS report unless you have attended, for at least 1 year, a school in which the language of instruction is English, or English is the national language of your home country.
APPLICATION DEADLINES SPRING: December 1 FALL: July 1 SCHOOL CODES SAT: 3786 ACT: 001906
Ranked #17 out of 50 most affordable public schools for out-of-state students – Affordable Colleges
Ranked #39 for best undergraduate engineering program –U.S. News & World Report
Intensive English Program UMass Dartmouth offers the American Language & Cultures Institute (ALCI), with all the advantages of living on the UMassD campus. The ALCI provides intensive English instruction and cultural activities to assist individuals at all levels of academics. Students may be required to complete English proficiency requirements before acceptance to UMass Dartmouth.
Benefits of ALCI enrollment • Communicate comfortably in social and academic settings. • Master oral presentations. • Enhance English for academic writing. • Develop leadership skills. • Increase confidence in navigating student life. • Participate in social and cultural activities. For more information: ALCI@UMassD
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COUNTRIES WHERE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF COME FROM
392 FULL-TIME FACULTY
180 STUDENT CLUBS
STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS
UNDERGRADUATES COME FROM 33 STATES, 42 COUNTRIES
NCAA D-3 ATHLETIC TEAMS FOR MEN AND WOMEN
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