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Welcome Within Ring Road You’ll find yourself as you learn about the world. In classrooms, labs, and studios, you’ll work with dedicated faculty who are passionate about

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teaching and learning.

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You’ll gain confidence in yourself

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as you volunteer in the community,

and together we’ll pave

gain hands-on experience in an

the way to your success.

internship, and present your research.


Students come to UMass Dartmouth with concrete aspirations

You dream of a successful career,

and a life that has meaning. You want more for yourself, and for others. A UMass Dartmouth education can help you achieve your dreams. UMass Dartmouth professors are renowned for their research, and they love to teach. You’ll have professors in your classrooms, not teaching assistants. With an average class size of 29, your professors get to know you as they help you succeed.


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Where do you want to go?

You want a university that will help you excel. UMass Dartmouth is nationally recognized for its teaching and research–one comprehensive university with five colleges.

College of Arts & Sciences, p.4 with a School of Education Charlton College of Business, p.6 College of Engineering, p.8 College of Nursing, p.10 College of Visual & Performing Arts, p.12

By the numbers 59/55 Majors/minors 7,500 Undergraduate students 4,100 Students live on campus 85% Students receive financial aid 51:49 Male to female ratio 26% Undergraduate students of color 29

Average class size

120+ Student organizations


Almost half of the students at UMass Dartmouth pursue majors in the College of Arts & Sciences. A liberal arts education prepares you to analyze information, develop creative solutions, and then communicate your ideas – skills that are highly valued in any career.

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Prepare for your future Explore ideas from different perspectives. Find new areas that interest you. Connect with professors and friends who will challenge you and support you. Build a foundation for a lifetime of learning, and you’ll be ready to adapt to new careers that don’t even exist yet. UMass Dartmouth understands the importance of providing you with practical experience that will build your resume when you graduate. You’ll find many opportunities for undergraduate research and internships.

Medical laboratory science students gain practical experience at 14 clinical sites, including Mass General, Tufts New England, and Children’s Hospital.

I have learned to challenge myself here. My time at UMass Dartmouth has been an amazing learning experience. I am a part of UMassD, and it is a part of me.” Irene Depina ‘13 Crime and Justice Studies

Our graduates succeed They are doctors, lawyers, scientists, reporters, psychologists, entrepreneurs, professors, teachers, police officers, medical technicians, and business professionals. See for yourself

Fields of study Anthropology Biochemistry Biology Biotechnology Chemistry Clinical Laboratory Science Computational Mathematics Crime and Justice Studies Cytotechnology

Economics Education English French History Marine Biology Mathematics Medical Laboratory Science Philosophy

Political Science Portuguese Psychology Sociology Spanish Teacher Preparation Women’s and Gender Studies Writing/Communications


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Many Charlton professors have significant work experience in addition to their PhDs.

Businesses of all sizes and in all fields need college graduates who possess both insightful knowledge and hands-on experience. The Charlton College of Business prepares you to be that professional. Combine our rigorous curriculum with our comprehensive internship program and you’ll be ready to contribute your talents in the business arena.


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Prepare for your future A business education goes beyond the classroom. We offer unique internships with high-tech startups at the UMass Dartmouth Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center and our Center for Marketing Research, which work with businesses throughout Massachusetts. Our robust internship program gives you access to businesses of every size in virtually any field. There are also student organizations that can support your ambitions. One such group, Enactus, uses business principles to solve social problems. Doing good is a good resume builder; the group won the 2013 Northeast Regional Championship for the fourth time in five years.

I interned at VW, and now I’m living in Germany, working at my dream job, at my dream company, Volkswagen AG.” Jonathan Najarian ‘11 Marketing

Our graduates succeed You’ll find our graduates at some of the biggest businesses like Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and at entrepreneurial start-ups. See for yourself at

Our DECA chapter (left) was recognized for community service at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA. Our Enactus team (above) went to NYC and earned the “2013 All-Star Team” recognition, out of 95 teams.

Fields of study

Charlton is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction given only to the nation’s most prestigious business colleges.

Accounting Business Administration Small Business Entrepreneurship Finance Leadership Management Management Information Systems Marketing Operations Management


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Your engineering courses will be dynamic and practical. You’ll participate in team activities, projects, and assignments. You’ll use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to conduct experiments, collect data, and analyze information as you learn engineering from the ground up. Your professors will be on the cutting-edge of research, and you’ll be right there with them.


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Prepare for your future UMass Dartmouth offers a Freshman Summer Institute, an overnight program for one week in August. You’ll begin working with your professors and other engineering students so that when you arrive in September, you’re ready. Internships abound with companies like Apple, Bose, and Lockheed Martin. And our professors work with undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research for the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.

I’ve never been just a number in any of my classes. My professors went out of their way not just to learn my name, but to get to know me as a person. One of my favorites, Prof. Sengupta, helped me network and find job opportunities.” Lauren Underwood ‘13 Civil Engineering

Our graduates succeed From Disney to Raytheon, Johnson & Johnson to EMC, UMassD engineers are fueling the world economy. Our alumni create their own paths, from entrepreneurs to CEOs. See for yourself at

Fields of study Bioengineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Environmental Physics Mechanical Engineering Physics

Build a supercomputer Dr. Gaurav Khanna and his physics students did just that by harnessing the processing power of 16 Sony Playstation 3 game systems to study black hole simulations, gravitational waves, and quantum gravity modeling.


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Practice your skills with a variety of simulator models.

Learn in model treatment rooms with the latest care-management software.

Achieve your dream of becoming a nurse at UMass Dartmouth. Your nursing classes are taught by registered nurses, many of whom hold doctoral degrees and are practicing clinicians. They ensure that you develop the essential knowledge in science and medicine, and are there to guide you with practical training on campus and at carefully selected and supervised practicum sites.


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Prepare for your future Nursing is an art and a science. You’ll work in our state-of-the-art Simulation Lab with adult and pediatric mannequins that allow you to assess and treat various ailments that you’ll find in real-life examination rooms. Once you’ve made a diagnosis, you’ll track “the patient’s” condition in “his” chart with the latest software. When you’re ready to continue beyond your bachelor’s degree, the College of Nursing offers master’s and doctoral programs.

It has always been a dream of mine to attend college and become a registered nurse. I aspire to obtain my Doctorate in Nursing and work as a pediatric oncology nurse.” Livia Blanusa ’12 Nursing

Our graduates succeed UMass Dartmouth nursing graduates are highly regarded. You’ll find them at Massachusetts General Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and in healthcare facilities all over New England and the world.

Other fields of study

The College of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and is recommended by the American Nurses Association.

Bioengineering (Engineering) Biology (Arts & Sciences) Chemistry (Arts & Sciences) Medical Laboratory Science (Arts & Sciences) Biotechnology Clinical Laboratory Science Cytotechnology Pre-med/Pre-health Advising Program


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Visual& Performing Arts The Star Store Gallery in New Bedford showcases the work of acclaimed artists, including CVPA students and faculty.

Whether you have your sights set on being the next Van Gogh, Sondheim, Groening, or Gaga, the College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) will help you develop and showcase your talent. It’s a tight-knit community of artists, scholars, and musicians working together to inspire and breed creativity. You’ll work in studios with equipment that enables you to realize your imagination.


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Two campuses, one vision Studios and classrooms are located on our main campus and at the Star Store campus in downtown New Bedford. You’ll enjoy spacious student studios, state-of-the-art equipment, and galleries that highlight student work. A free shuttle connects the two campuses in just minutes. CVPA students earn a BFA and are recruited locally, regionally, and nationally for their technical skills, preparedness, and imaginative problem-solving abilities. Your creativity is a highly valued skill.

Featured graduate Scott Wells, BFA Sculpture, ’91 is a Character Artist at Treyarch, an Activision Studio in Santa Monica, CA. Scott worked on a team responsible for creating all of the characters in Call of Duty: Black Ops that required digital sculpture, modeling, and texture.

Our graduates succeed Jewelry designed by CVPA graduates has captured national recognition.

CVPA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Our graduates work in graphic design, advertising, and digital media, at companies like DC Comics, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. They have their own studios and work with corporations like Ralph Lauren. They become professional artists, musicians, and scholars, as well as entering business, nonprofit organizations, and government in a wide range of capacities. See for yourself at

Fields of study Art Education Art History Ceramics Digital Media Graphic Design Illustration Jewelry/Metals Music Painting Photography Sculpture Textile Design/Fiber Arts


Study abroad in one of more than 50 countries, like Italy, France, Australia, Peru, or the UMass campus in Lisbon, Portugal.

Your education. Your possibilities. See the world–study abroad Study abroad for a semester, a year, or during a school break. Some agreements cost about the same as a semester at UMass Dartmouth. This life-changing experience introduces you to new people, cultures, and perspectives. It also teaches self-confidence and adaptability.

Challenge yourself with Honors An insatiable thirst for learning? If you qualify for the UMass Dartmouth Honors Program you’ll join a community of highly engaged faculty and students who thrive in a research-oriented environment. Participate in after-class activities specifically designed to enrich your experience, and even live in Honors housing. You’ll earn the ultimate honor, graduate as a Commonwealth Scholar.

Get your MBA, fast Charlton College of Business offers a 30-credit Master of Business Administration (MBA) program that can be completed full-time in one calendar year. If you need flexibility, there are part-time and online options, all taught by our leading business professors. Nursing major Kaleigh Connors at Machu Picchu, Peru


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Community service learning

Dual degree to teaching (BA/BS-MAT)

3+3 Law degree

Last year, UMassD students and staff spent 192,000 hours helping others. In fact, it is so much a part of the curriculum and the culture here that we received special recognition from the (U.S.) President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, two years in a row.

Enroll in the BA/BS-MAT as you enter your junior year, and finish your bachelor’s degree while you’re taking education courses. You can graduate in five years with a bachelor’s in your subject area, a master’s degree in teaching, and an initial license to teach in Massachusetts for five years.

Earn your bachelor’s degree and your Juris Doctor degree in six years rather than seven at the UMass School of Law. Undergraduates accepted into the program will have their first year at the Law School count as their senior year at the university. As the only public law school in the state, UMass Law offers an affordable option for you to pursue justice.

Campus activities and organizations reflect the diversity of our university community.


It’s just the beginning UMass Dartmouth encourages you to challenge yourself. You’ll take the knowledge you gain in the classroom and figure out how to apply it through internships, cooperative education, team projects, hands-on research, community service, as well as opportunities like our Donald C. Howard Leadership Program.

If you want to make a difference, do it here. In your courses and in student organizations, you’ll help address local, regional, and global issues, and enhance


economic development. On campus, students are actively involved in sustainability efforts such as recycling, energy conservation, composting, and waste reduction.

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Academic Advising Center Trained faculty and staff help you select courses and explore majors, or discuss other academic issues.

Let’s learn together Advisors and peers are here to help you make the most of the learning process. You’ll find academic and career support, plus advising and counseling services to help you get the most out of your UMassD experience.

UMass Dartmouth students are well-prepared to land valuable internships in an array of industries and organizations. Aquabotics (pictured below) is one such opportunity.

Academic Resource Centers Visit one of our three campus centers to get help writing a paper or preparing for a final. Professionals and faculty-nominated students serve as tutors.

Career Development Center Prepare for the real world right from the start. The center offers programs and individual advice about resume writing, interviewing, internships, and other career-related matters.

Center for Access and Success Students who have documented disabilities are afforded a variety of services, including peer note taking, alternative testing arrangements, sign language interpretation, and advising. Appropriate academic adjustments ensure equity inside the classroom.

Counseling Center Get confidential counseling from licensed psychologists and mental health counselors to cope with stress, anxiety, homesickness, or other life concerns.

Faculty Advisors Advisors are ready to help you with one-on-one mentoring in academic planning, internship opportunities, and ways you can connect to the community.


Join us UMass Dartmouth is a tight-knit community where you’ll form lasting friendships, find faculty and staff who’ll advise and guide you, and discover your own strengths as you become a vital part of our community. Being a student here is about working hard, but it’s also about having fun.


Live here

Feed your appetite

We have 14 residence halls and four integrated living/ learning communities that provide a variety of options for the 60 percent of our undergraduates who live on campus (80 percent of the first-year students). Most first-year students live in suites, with two to a room and a shared bathroom. Our first-year buildings are co-ed, and each suite is same sex.

From pizza to stir-fry, sandwiches to veggie burgers and salad bars, you won’t go hungry. There are 14 places to eat on campus, some serving until 2 am. We offer lots of choices, the freshest ingredients, healthy options including vegan and vegetarian selections, much of it from local farms. You can even get Starbucks for those late-night study sessions.

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Find your place here Stay active on campus and out in the community. Students who get involved on- or off-campus are more likely to be successful in college. We can help you do that.

Get involved

Get busy

The Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership Office (SAIL) works with our 120+ student organizations. You’re bound to find a student group that interests you, such as:

Some students perform work-study here on campus or in the community. Others participate in events such as Make a Difference Day and Relay for Life or they join groups like Habitat for Humanity. All this hard work by our students builds character and community.

• Anime Club • Dance Team • Fraternities and Sororities • Habitat for Humanity • Hillel • Humans vs. Zombies • Ski & Snowboard Club • Social Change Society • Student Government Association • Theatre Company • Torch newspaper

Get around town All students are allowed to have a car on campus. No car? You can use one of the campus Zipcars. The Corsair Shuttle makes stops throughout campus, and also goes to nearby shopping and restaurants. The Loop bus goes to our New Bedford campus every hour. City buses take you to New Bedford and Fall River where you can transfer to a Boston or Providence-bound bus.


Go Corsairs We are the Corsairs That’s ‘pirates’ to you landlubbers. Worthy adversaries. Towers of strength. Forces to be reckoned with. The Corsair is our mascot because he represents the adventurous, courageous spirit of our student athletes and

The Corsairs have a long history of outstanding athletic performance. We compete in the NCAA Division III, and more than 500 UMass Dartmouth students participate in our 25 teams.

the pride of our campus. Arrr!!!

In addition to successes on the court and in the field, our student athletes excel in the classroom, earning higher average GPAs than the student population at large. In fact, more than 180 of our athletes made the Dean’s or Chancellor’s List.

Intramural sports Not everyone wants to play intercollegiate sports. The UMass Dartmouth intramural program and newly expanded fitness center offer you a number of athletic and wellness activities, including indoor soccer, roller hockey, ultimate


Frisbee, and more. On average, roughly 2,000 students–more than a quarter of our undergraduates–participate on at least one intramural squad during the school year.

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Division III intercollegiate sports Women’s


Basketball Cross-Country Equestrian Field Hockey Lacrosse Sailing Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (in & outdoor) Volleyball

Baseball Basketball Cross-Country Football Golf Ice Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (in & outdoor)

Corsair Pride During his 29 years as Men’s Head Basketball Coach, Brian Baptiste has led his teams to more than 500 victories, 19 post-season berths, and 11 conference championships.

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Come visit You can schedule your visit any weekday or on select Saturdays during the school year. Take a tour with one of our knowledgeable students and get the big picture. Admissions counselors are available before and after your tour to answer questions. Participate in an open house event so you can get a more thorough look at UMass Dartmouth. Our entire on-campus community comes together to share information and experiences that will help you see our campus in action. Register at visit



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How to apply

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Application requirements • Complete UMass Dartmouth’s online application, or the Common Application • A non-refundable application fee ($60 for MA residents, $65 for non-residents/international students) • An official high school transcript including 16 units of college prep courses • An official result of your SAT (math and critical reading scores) or ACT test • A personal essay • One letter of recommendation

Visual Arts applicants (excluding art history) must submit a portfolio for review in person or electronically through SlideRoom at

Music applicants must contact the Music Department at 508.999.8568 to schedule an in-person audition and theory placement test.

Admisson deadlines

Alternative admissions

UMass Dartmouth operates on rolling admissions, which means that a decision will be made as soon as possible once we receive and review your completed application. While there is no cut-off deadline for most programs, some programs such as biology, engineering, nursing, and psychology are highly competitive; therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early. Nursing applicants have a priority application deadline of February 1. Students placed on the wait list will be notified beginning in early May if they have been accepted into the College of Nursing.

Students who have completed high school or its equivalent, and whose academic performance may not demonstrate readiness for universitylevel work, may be eligible for admission through College Now or START. These programs have an application deadline of February 1. For more information, visit

Transfer students We work to maximize the transfer credits from your previous coursework, and we have formal agreements with all Massachusetts state public community colleges, as well as with Dean College, Quincy College, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, and the Community College of Rhode Island. These agreements provide qualified students with guidance about pursuing a bachelor’s degree along with expedited admission. To learn more about transferring, visit


Invest in your future

Need help paying for college?

UMass Dartmouth provides a great education at an affordable cost. In fact, 85 percent of our undergraduates receive financial aid, and last year we met 86 percent of student need.

Scholarships, grants, loans, and work study are available, and our experienced staff can guide you through this process. Contact our Financial Aid Department, or visit

You’ll be pleased to know that UMass Dartmouth ranks in the top 20 Massachusetts schools for highest return on investment according to Affordable Colleges Online. This study measured the lifetime earnings impact of a college education at 201 Massachusetts schools.

Cost of Attendance 2013– 14 tuition

Mass Residents Out-of-state Proximity/Regional* Tuition plus mandatory fees

$11,681.00 $24,156.00 $15,286.10

(full-year rates)

With room & board

$22,589.00 $35,064.00 $26,194.10

(based on 19 meal plan and double room for a full year)

Individual college fees (additional annual fee based on student’s registered major)

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Business $400 Engineering $730 Nursing $550 Visual & Performing Arts


*The Proximity Program and the New England Regional Student Program The Proximity Program enables residents of Newport and Bristol Counties in Rhode Island to attend UMass Dartmouth at a reduced tuition. To get more information, go to

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The Regional Student Program enables New England students to earn degrees in areas not offered by their home-state public colleges and universities, at a reduced tuition. To get specific information, go to



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UMass Dartmouth | 80 Fields of Study Accounting Anthropology Art Art Education Art History Biochemistry Bioengineering Biology Biotechnology Black Studies* Business Ceramics Chemistry Civic Engagement/ Leadership* Civil Engineering Clinical Laboratory Science Communications* Computational Mathematics Computer Game Design* Computer Engineering Computer Science Crime & Justice Studies Cytotechnology Digital Media Drawing* E-commerce/ Digital Business Economics Education – Teacher Preparation Electrical Engineering English Engineering


Entrepreneurship Environmental Physics* Film & Media Studies* Finance Fine Arts* French Gerontology* Graphic Design History Illustration Indic Studies* International Business* Jewelry/Metals Judaic Studies* Labor Studies* Leadership Liberal Arts Literature/Criticism Management Management Information Systems Marine Biology Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Medical Laboratory Science Mobile Applications Development* Music Music Education Nursing Operations Management Painting Philosophy Photography Physics Policy Studies* Political Science Portuguese Printmaking* Psychology Religious Studies* Sculpture Sociology Software Engineering* Spanish Sustainability System Software* Textile Design/Fiber Arts Visual Design Women’s & Gender Studies Writing/Communications Pre-professional programs

Pre-health (includes pre-dental, pre-OT, pre-pharmacy, pre-PT, and pre-vet) Pre-law Pre-med Teacher Preparation *Offered only as a minor

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