UMass at a Glance

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally-ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.


UMass Amherst, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Enrollment (Fall 2013)

  • 22,134 undergraduate students
  • 6,384 graduate students
  • 28,518 total undergraduate and graduate students


  • 1,232 full-time instructional faculty

Tuition and Fees (2013-14)

Massachusetts resident, full-time undergraduate
  • Tuition/Fees: $13,258
  • Housing/Meals: $10,439
Non-resident, full-time undergraduate
  • Tuition/Fees: $27,974
  • Housing/Meals: $10,439

Fees include mandatory fees only. Housing/Meals based on full year, standard double room, value meal plan. See complete fee details, including graduate tuition and fees and tuition and fees for the New England Regional Student Program.


Supported research activities total more than $191 million in FY2013.


110 bachelor's degree programs, six associate's, 74 master’s and 47 doctoral programs in nine schools and colleges.


The library system is the largest at a state-supported institution in New England with over 7 million items.


Approximately 244,000 living alumni around the world.


19 teams compete at the NCAA Division I level.


The Fine Arts Center brings nationally-known theater, music, and dance to campus year-round. Six galleries provide a variety of spaces for visual arts. Student art and performance opportunities abound.