The University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks among the nation’s top public universities, climbing this year to No. 26 in the Best Colleges 2019 guide published by U.S. News & World Report. The 2019 ranking for UMass Amherst continues an extraordinary rise over the past decade, from No. 52 in 2010 to this year’s No. 26 as a top ranking college. The Commonwealth’s flagship campus stands out as one of the most improved top-tier public universities in America.