UMass Amherst has been recognized as one of the top 25 campuses in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students by Campus Pride, a national LGBTQ youth support and advocacy organization.
UMass Amherst is in the fourth safest college in the United States, according to Alarms.org, the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The top-ranked schools and their host towns “boast low overall crime rates and offer safe campuses with little or no campus crime,” says the report.
For a fourth straight year, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is among the nation’s top 30 public universities, ranked 29th by the 2018 Best Colleges guide released Sept. 12 by U.S. News & World Report. The university was ranked as a Top 30 national public university for the first time in 2014. In the 2018 rankings, UMass Amherst shares the No. 29 spot with one other school. There are more than 700 public, four-year universities and colleges in the country.
The food in UMass Amherst’s dining halls is so good that The Princeton Review came back for another helping, choosing the school as the national leader in collegiate dining in the U.S. for a second straight year.
Aviva Ben-Ur, associate professor of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, attended the Fulbright Berlin Seminar March 26-30, where she was nominated as a speaker on the “European Dimensions Panel,” convened at Berlin City Hall. Ben-Ur spoke about life in the Netherlands, where she is a...
Sixteen chefs from six colleges and universities that earned “Best Campus Food” recognition in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review will be on hand at the Princeton Review Dinner Celebration on Thursday, March 23 from 5-9 p.m. at Hampshire Dining Commons at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The linguistics department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks third worldwide, according to the QS World University Rankings for 2017, which were released March 8. The latest subject rankings place UMass Amherst behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in the field of linguistics. The guide refers to UMass Amherst as the “highest climber in the top 10,” having jumped from No. 7 last year.