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UMass Amherst 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.

Enrollment (Fall 2015)

  • 22,748 undergraduate students
  • 6,521 graduate students
  • 29,269 total undergraduate and graduate students


Approximately 1,300 full-time instructional faculty


Supported research activities total more than $200 million in FY2014.


111 bachelor's degree programs, six associate's, 75 master’s and 47 doctoral programs in nine schools and colleges.


Approximately 250,000 living alumni around the world.

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Recent Updates

Thank you MassMutual Foundation for your generous donation

  • Thank you MassMutual Foundation for supporting data science and cybersecurity research and education!
    On June 10, 2016, the MassMutual Foundation, Inc., a corporate foundation established by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), announced a $15 million gift, one of the largest donations in UMass Amherst history, to further strengthen world-class data science and cybersecurity research and education programs in Western Massachusetts. $3 million will support new research and education activities at the university’s Cybersecurity Institute. The gift will establish the Institute’s new Trust Assurance Cybersecurity certificate offered at the MassMutual Foundation/UMass Springfield Center for Training in Cybersecurity. 
    Press Release
  • Thank you Juniper Networks for your generous donation!
    Juniper Networks, an industry leader in network innovation, has donated networking equipment with a value of $1.5 million to the university.
  • Thank you Verizon for your generous donation!
    Verizon Wireless provided a cell-on-wheels mobile cell site, valued at over $10,000, during Commencement 2015 and at six football games during 2015 and 2014 at the McGuirk Alumni Stadium.
  • Thank you Herman Miller for supporting UMass Amherst's Experimental Classroom! 
    Herman Miller, the furniture design and manufacturing firm, has donated movable furniture of different heights, with three levels of table and chair configurations that replicate tiered seating in support of instructional innovation at UMass Amherst.



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