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University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Amherst, MA

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst says, 'The two complementary components of an undergraduate education are a student's choice of major, providing depth in a field, and his or her General Education choices, providing breadth of experience. In today's complex world, students need to complement the professional or vocational training provided through the courses taught in their majors with a wide range of intellectual and civic practices. To prepare for an exciting and challenging future, students need to become broadly educated and cognizant of the often rapidly-changing components of their world. Students need to gain a sense of our past achievements, present developments, and future possibilities.' [Source]

Website: http://www.umass.edu/

D

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23,515
Undergraduate
Enrollment
71%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$15,887
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$34,570
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

YES


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A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
Curriculum last evaluated: 5/25/2018

2018-19 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.