The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • GWU is a private (not-for-profit) and UMass Amherst is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • GWU has more expensive tuition & fees ($59,870) than UMass Amherst ($36,964).
  • It is harder to admit to GWU than UMass Amherst.
  • GWU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,400) than UMass Amherst (1,355).
  • GWU has higher submitted ACT score (32) than UMass Amherst (31).
  • UMass Amherst has more students with 31,642 students while GWU has 27,017 students.
  • UMass Amherst has more full-time faculties with 1,452 faculties while GWU has 1,255 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - George Washington University and University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
GWUUMass Amherst
GWUvs.UMass Amherst
Washington, District of ColumbiaLocationAmherst, Massachusetts
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$59,870Tuition & Fees
In-State$16,439
Out-Of-State$36,964
65% ($30,529)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)73% ($10,126)
$30,529Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,126
40.98 %Acceptance Rates57.58 %
23.60 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)19.63 %
1,400SAT Score1,355
32ACT Score31
85 %Graduation Rate83 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
88 %Retention Rate89 %
27,017Student Population31,642
1,255Number of Faculties1,452
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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