馬薩諸塞大學安姆斯特分校

馬薩諸塞大學安姆斯特分校

馬薩諸塞大學阿默斯特分校(University of Massachusetts Amherst,簡稱UMass Amherst)始建于1863年美國馬薩諸塞州的Amherst鎮,是享譽世界的美國著名公立大學系統麻省大學中的一員,也是建校最早的校區,每年約有18,000大學生和6,000研究生,來自美國50個州及近100個其它國家。作為一所極其低調而又實力雄厚的大學,UMass Amherst也是美國文理學院四大聯盟之一的麻省五校聯盟中的成員。在最新一期的USNEWS全美大學綜合排名中第76位。電腦人工智慧方向全美排名第8位, 電腦學院綜合20名。

  • 所屬地區
    美國麻省(馬薩諸塞州)Amherst
  • 簡稱
    UMassAmherst
  • 校訓
    Bytheswordweseekpeace,butpeaceonlyunderliberty
  • 創辦時間
    1863年
  • 類別
    公立大學
  • 學校類型
    研究型
  • 中文名
    馬薩諸塞大學安姆斯特分校
  • 外文名
    UniversityofMassachusettsAmherst

基本信息

馬薩諸塞大學阿默斯特分校 麻省大學Amherst分校 University of Massachusetts Amherst UMass Amherst

學校性質:公立大學

建校時間:1867年

地理位置:美國馬薩諸塞州Amherst

師生數量:27318人

概述

馬薩諸塞大學阿默斯特分校University of Massachusetts Amherst,UMass Amherst由馬薩諸塞州出資協助,是馬薩諸塞大學系統中的旗艦分校區,屬于研究型大學,並被授予美國“最佳公立大學”之一。學校的一大特色是為大學部生提供了直接參與研究的機會。馬薩諸塞大學阿默斯特分校University of Massachusetts Amherst每年有大約18,000大學生和6,000研究生,來自美國50個州及近100個其它國家,但大部分學生來自Massachusetts。學生能在大學的 10個大學部學院及研究生院及近100個領域獲得學士學位,6個領域的associate學位,68個領域的碩士學位,在50個領域獲得博士學位。 UMass為大學生及研究生提供了70多個國外學習及學生交流機會,並且國外有近100多個教育機構。馬薩諸塞大學Amherst校區提供服務與志願機會。

馬薩諸塞大學安姆斯特分校 馬薩諸塞大學安姆斯特分校

馬薩諸塞大學阿默斯特分校University of Massachusetts Amherst圖書館與機房:W.E.B. DuBois圖書館是美國最高的圖書館,是世界上最高的學術圖書館,也是創新的建築設計的代表作。它將書架並入結構性支架中。這裏收藏著非洲裔美國人和馬薩諸塞州本土政治家的回憶錄,如國會議員Silvio O. Conte.收藏書籍包括Social change and movements for social change African American history and culture Labor, work, and industry Literature and the arts Agriculture The history of the region。綜合科學與工程圖書館位于勒德爾研究生研究中心的2樓。雪莉格雷厄姆杜波伊斯圖書館在新非洲中心,生物科學圖書館在莫裏爾館,音樂儲備實驗室在美術中心。W.E.B. DuBois圖書館Learning Commons于2005年開放,提供了參考書、辦公室的信息技術幫助台、學術咨詢、寫作中心、就業服務、用品和輔助技術中心。 

馬薩諸塞大學阿默斯特分校體育設施:UMass Amherst分校是美國全國大學體育協會( NCAA)之一,是the Atlantic Ten Conference成員之一,同時也是曲棍球東部協會成員之一。該UMass - Amherst分校體育部目前主辦國男子校際棒球,籃球,越野,冰球,足球,長曲棍球,滑雪,足球,遊泳和田徑。他們還贊助婦女校際籃球,壘球,越野,劃船,滑雪,足球,遊泳,曲棍球,田徑和網球。在體育俱樂部提供大學男子摔跤,女子賽艇,男子橄欖球,女子橄欖球,男子和女子的腳踏車比賽。 

學校有幾個重要性的現代建築標志:有Marcel Breuer設計的校園中心、Hugh Stubbins Jr of Skidmore Owings and Merrill設計的西南居住設計等,這些建築風格吸引了大量的學生和遊客。目前正在建設建築和藝術綜合科學中心。 

馬薩諸塞大學阿默斯特分校University of Massachusetts Amherst位于美國馬薩諸塞州新英格蘭鎮,美國東北部新英格蘭地區一州,四周環繞小山、森林、湖泊以及草地,離開波士頓和紐約城隻有幾個小時。小鎮東瀕大西洋,面積 2.1萬平方千米,人口644.9萬(2007),首府波士頓。大部地區崗丘起伏,海蝕地貌冰磧地貌廣布,西北部是新英格蘭高地的一部分,西北角的格雷洛克山海拔1064米,為全州最高點。海岸線曲折,多優良港灣。屬溫帶大陸性氣候,年平均降水量1000毫米。中部的闊賓水庫,面積101平方千米,是城市用水的主要來源。州內有19條大河,最有名的是康涅狄格河、查爾斯河等。大、小湖泊池沼1200個。

五校聯盟

UMass Amherst 最不可忽視的優勢之一便是五校聯盟。Amherst College、Mount Holyoke college、Smith College、Hampshire College、UMASS,同處Pioneer Valley,組成Five College Consortium。其中Amherst College是全美排名第一的文理學院(LAC)。Smith college是全美最好的女校聯盟”七姊妹女子學院“盟校之一,在美國聲望顯赫,MHC也是美國著名的女校, Hampshire College是一所新興的一所學校,UMass Amherst是著名的綜合性大學。 

這5個學校的聯盟在美國的高校教育中也佔有舉足輕重的地位,他們之間的盟約是任何一個學校的學生都可以充分享受這五個學校的教學資源,學生可以在這五個學校間自由選擇自己想上的課,圖書資料也為聯盟校共享。

院系排名

麻省大學歷史悠久,至今有140多年的發展歷史。該校在國際上享有很高的聲譽,在2011年英國泰晤士報高等教育副刊上排名世界名氣最大的100所大學中第19位,世界最好的200所大學中排名第56位。在US News 大學部綜合排名前100,在US News 上最好的全國性大學排行榜上排名54位。 

2011年US News中專業排名:

2011高分子專業排名第1

2011語言學專業排名第6

2011性別學專業排名第11

2011電腦專業排名第20

2011社會人口學專業排名第20

2011人工智慧專業排名第8

2011化學工程專業排名第30

2011電子電器工程專業排名第46

2011 環境衛生工程專業排名第34

2011 數學專業排名 第55

2011 物理學專業排名 第48

2012年US News美國大學綜合排名94

知名校友

Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. 諾貝爾物理學獎得主,麻省大學物理系教授 

Russell Alan Hulse諾貝爾物理學家得主,1975年麻省大學物理學博士 

周其鳳2008年11月開始擔任北京大學校長,麻省大學高分子專業博士學位。 

傑克.韋爾奇,通用電氣公司首席執行官,畢業于麻省大學波士頓校區。 

郝龍斌2010年起就任台北市市長,1984年獲得美國麻省大學食品科學博士學位。 

娜塔莎,從麻省大學阿默斯特分校獲得詩歌藝術學碩士學位,並在 2007 年獲得了普利策獎 

Paul Harding 1992年畢業于麻省大學,普利策獎獎得主 

Herbert Bix 1960年畢業于麻省大學,普利策獎獎得主 

杜佔元2010年起就任中華人民共和國教育部副部長,1993年畢業于美國馬薩諸塞大學植物與土壤科學系植物生理生化專業,博士研究生 

朱利葉斯·歐文NBA歷史上第一位“飛人”,他將滯空動作帶入了NBA,開創了藝術籃球的先河,綽號“J博士

院校專業

馬薩諸塞大學阿默斯特分校University of Massachusetts Amherst的商學院下設六個系:會計和信息系統; 金融和運營管理; 旅遊管理; 管理; 市場; 運動管理; 商業溝通。UMass Amherst分校在《普林斯頓評論》上MBA課程被高度評價。大學由以下學院組成:公益學院(州的榮譽學院)、教育學院、工程學院、食品與自然資源學院、人文與美術學院、Isenberg管理學院、護理學院、自然科學與數學學院、公共衛生 與健康學院、社會與行為科學院及研究生院。

入學要求

成績要求
toefl(網考)
GPA3.29
GRE
GMAT

SAT Math569SAT Verbal558
SAT總分1127ACT

費用預算
大學部學費/年$19317碩士學費$19317
大學部總費用/年$35187碩士總費用/年$35187
錄取比80.37%

英文補充

Academic

Commonwealth College

The Commonwealth College (ComCol) is the honors college at UMass. The honors college provides students the opportunity to intensify their UMass academic curriculum. The requirements of the college are to complete a set number of the required classes for one's major at the honors level as well as complete a senior year thesis or capstone project and several Dean's book courses. Completion of the ComCol courseload is required in order to graduate the University with higher Latin honors designations, such as magna or summa cum laude. Graduates with Grade Point Averages of higher than 3.2 on a 4.0 scale receive the Latin honor cum laude whether they are members of the ComCol or not. ComCol provides honors students an additional community of students to interact with outside of their academic department.

Library

The W.E.B. DuBois library is the tallest library in the United States and the tallest academic library in the world. It is also well regarded for its innovative architectural design, which incorporates the bookshelves into the structural support of the building. It is home of the memoirs and papers of the distinguished African-American activist and Massachusetts native W. E. B. Du Bois as well as being the depository for other important collections, such as the papers of the late Congressman Silvio O. Conte.

Special Collections include Social change and movements for social change African American history and culture Labor, work, and industry Literature and the arts Agriculture The history of the region.

The W.E.B. DuBois Library is also notable for being home to the Learning Commons,opened in 2005. The Learning Commons provides a central location for resources provided by several departments across campus including Library Reference, Office of Information Technologies help desk, Academic Advising, Writing Center, Career Services, and Assistive Technologies Center. The Learning Commons has 164 computers with a broad range of software installed arranged in a variety of configurations for both individual and collaborative work. The library has all sorts of services including tutoring, writing workshops, and supplemental instruction scattered among its 26 floors. The building itself is so large that it needs a security force. That security force is the Building Monitor Desk. The desk is managed by various supervisors and student employees.

The Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library is the other main library on campus. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Lederle Graduate Research Center (occasionally referred to as the Lederle "low rise").

UMass Amherst is home to the DEFA Film Library, the only archive and study collection of East German films outside of Europe.

Other libraries include the Shirley Graham Du Bois Library in New Africa House, the Biological Sciences Library in Morrill Hall, and the Music Reserve Lab in the Fine Arts Center.

Ranking and reputation

U.S. News and World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Colleges ranked UMass Amherst as one of the top 100 universities in the nation, placing it at #96, and ranking it the joint 46th amongst Public Universities.The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked UMass Amherst as the 175th best university in the world.The MBA program is highly ranked by the Princeton Review.

Student life

Registered Student Organizations

UMass Amherst has many registered student organizations (RSOs). Most RSOs are funded by the Student Government Association (SGA), from the activity fee that all students pay, however, the SGA has oft been criticized for not funding all clubs fully or equally. In recent years, the fee has been about $81. In order to start an RSO, one needs a group of at least 8 interested students, who then petition the SGA for recognition. Each semester, the SGA reviews RSOs, and those which have too few members are considered inactive. Club Sports, which are non-NCAA athletic or organized sports teams, are considered RSOs.

On May 6 of 2008, the Center for Student Development hosted an awards show entitled The Sammies for the second time. The Sammies is designed to allow RSOs to give awards to other outstanding RSOs. Over 50 different awards were presented to student leaders and exemplary RSO in more than 20 categories. Among the winners was the Umass International Relations Club which garnered the coveted "Best RSO of the Year" award.

Student government

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the undergraduate student governmental body, and provides funding for the many registered student organizations (RSOs) and agencies, including the Student Legal Services Office (SLSO) and the Student Center for Educational Research and Advocacy (SCERA). The SGA also makes formal recommendations on matters of Administration policy and advocates for undergraduate students to the Administration, non-student organizations, and local and state government.

The SGA has three branches: the President and Executive Cabinet, the Undergraduate Student Senate, and the Student Judiciary.

Area governments There are a total of six area governments. Each of the campus's six residential areas has an area government, and there is also a Commuter Area Government to serve commuter students. Area governments provide social programming for their areas, and are in charge of the house councils for the dorms in their area. They also represent the needs and interests of students in their areas to the Administration, Housing Services, and the SGA.

Area Governments have a tradition of sponsoring large events, generally in the Spring, such as Fill the Hill, Bowl Weekend and Southwest Week.

House councils Each residence hall or residential "cluster" (a group of residence halls) at UMass Amherst has a house council. House councils report to their respective area governments. Its budget comes from voluntary dues collected in return for access to common supplies (access to the kitchenette, rental access to vacuums, brooms, games, etc). House councils also engage in social programming for their halls or clusters, and advocate to housing staff in regards to concerns of students in their hall/cluster.

Army ROTC

The Minuteman Battalion is one of the permiere Army ROTC battalions in the Army. Boasting a program that annually performs well above national averages and among the top handful of programs in the northeast USA, Army ROTC recently enjoyed the announcement of a senior Cadet being named the #1 Cadet in the nation in a national class of over 4,000 Cadets. UMass has earned this prestigious achievement twice in the last 15 years. The training program is among the best at preparing officers for the US Army and commissionees regularly outperform their peers in initial Army officer training. Active on the Amherst campus, the program's Scabbard and Blade community service club is very active and represents UMass well throughout the year with food drives, assistance to local veteran's groups and assistance with the Medical Readiness Corps at UMass in preparing for large-scale medical disasters. The most unusual activity associated with Army ROTC is the Light Leader's Tactical Society, in which Cadets train in dynamic real-world environments and scenarios. Most students are on a full tuition scholarship. UMass-Amherst is the host program for the Pioneer Valley and Five Colleges Army ROTC programs including: Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Western New England College (WNEC), Springfield College, Westfield State College and American International College (AIC). At AIC and WNEC, students on Army ROTC Scholarships also earn free room and board.

Marching band

Main article: University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band

UMass Amherst has the largest marching band in New England. The Minuteman Marching Band consists of over 360 members and regularly plays at football games. The band is led by George N. Parks. The Minuteman Band also won the prestigious Sudler Trophy in 1998 for excellence. The band is well known across the nation for its style and excellence, particularly for its percussion UMass Drumline and tuba sections UMass Tubas. The band also performs in various other places like Allentown, Pennsylvania, Bands of America, Boston, and on occasion Montreal.

Fraternities and Sororities

UMass is home to numerous fraternities and sororities, organized under four councils: IFC, NPC, NPHC, and the MGC. Several Greek Life organizations had houses on North Pleasant Streetuntil Alpha Tau Gamma, Inc. who owned the property for many years, did not renew the leases. The North Pleasant Street houses were colloquially known as Frat Row. Most of Alpha Tau Gamma Properties' houses were out of code and were razed November, 2006. The land was then sold to the University.Currently several sororities & fraternities still live in "Frat Row" including Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Iota Gamma Upsilon, Phi Sigma Kappa and Theta Chi. Behind "Frat Row" or North Pleasant Street there are more sorority houses such as Sigma Kappa, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Alpha Chi Omega. Two other houses Chi Omega and Sigma Phi Epsilon are situated on Olympia Drive, on the northern outskirts of the campus. Delta Upsilon is also situated on North Pleasant Street just past Lederle and Totman. Alpha Epsilon Pi is also on campus. Alpha Epsilon Pirecently relocated to Sunset Ave, and Pi Kappa Alpha returned to campus in Spring of '07.

Several organizations do not have houses, such as Pi Kappa Phi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, and the NPHC, and the MGC fraternities and sororities.

The Greek community has several annual traditions, including 'UDance', the Relay for Life and the annual Greek Week, during which the various fraternities are partnered with sororities, and these teams compete with each other throughout a week of challenges.

The Daily Collegian

The student-operated newspaper, The Daily Collegian, is published Monday through Friday during the University of Massachusetts' calendar semester. The Collegian is independently funded, operating on advertising revenue. Founded in 1890, the paper began as Aggie Life, became the College Signal in 1901, the Weekly Collegian in 1914 and the Tri-Weekly Collegian in 1956. Published daily since 1967, the Collegian has been broadsheet since January 1994.

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研究生申請條件

> 線上完成並提交馬薩諸塞大學阿姆赫斯特分校研究生申請表格。

> 支付申請費$75。

> 個人陳述。

> 大學部時期的成績單,需同時附帶經公證過的英語翻譯件。

> 兩封以上推薦信。

> GRE成績,學校代碼3917,5年內的成績有效。

> 部分專業要求GMAT成績,學校代碼3917,5年內的成績有效。

> TOEFL成績,網考80分或以上,2年內成績有效。

> 完成並提交國際學生財政情況表。

各部門或專業的申請截止日期不同,以及GRE、GMAT等考試成績的要求。多數部門隻在秋季學期招收新生。

大學部申請條件

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> 線上完成並提交美國大學通用申請表格,以及馬薩諸塞大學阿姆赫斯特分校申請表格。同時根據指導,線上支付申請費$75。

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> 高中時期的成績單,包括所學習的課程名稱及評定等級。

> SAT I(學校代碼3917)或ACT(學校代碼1924)成績。Subject成績則根據所選擇的專業,有不同的要求。

> TOEFL(網考80分或以上)或IELTS(6.5分或以上)成績。如果國際學生得到非常好的SAT或ACT成績,則可以免除TOEFL或IELTS成績。

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