The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Three students sit outside on the UMass Amherst campus.

Six student tour guides offer a glimpse into a typical day in their lives at UMass Amherst.

Chancellor Javier Reyes meets members of the UMass Amherst community.

After welcoming students back to campus, Chancellor Javier Reyes has embarked on his tenure as the leader of Massachusetts' flagship campus. The first Hispanic chancellor in university history, Reyes possesses "immense appreciation for the transformative power of public land-grant universities," born of his own lived experiences.

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With 110 undergraduate majors and 127 graduate programs offered on campus and online, there are hundreds of opportunities to pursue your passion at UMass Amherst. Study on campus or take advantage of a wide array of flexible and innovative learning options.

This is UMass

At UMass Amherst, we welcome you to join our diverse, inclusive community of dreamers, innovators, creators, and doers. Find out how you can explore your interests and build skills to make your mark on the world with a UMass education.

This is your moment.
This is your opportunity.
This is UMass.


By the Numbers


U.S. News & World Report ranking among national public universities


Faculty members


Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide

Top 50

Best Value Colleges (Public), The Princeton Review


Best Campus Food, The Princeton Review


Out of 5 Stars
Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities, Campus Pride Index

UMass Campus

Centered on the principles of dignity and respect, this holistic initiative affirms the university’s values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for all—and seeks to forge a strong and unified sense of community.  

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Supported by a $30 million award from the National Science Foundation—the largest NSF award in UMass history—the new Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) brings together dozens of scientists and scholars around the world in full partnership with more than 50 Indigenous communities.

News and Events

University News

The $250 million program will support decision makers during public health emergencies like COVID-19.

Honors and Awards

While the band was in Gardner on Sept. 17 to help the city celebrate its centennial, Mayor Michael Nicholson, a former UMass drum major, honored the band’s century-and-a-half of music with greetings from the White House.

Honors and Awards

Chancellor Reyes is among 100 leaders from across the commonwealth recognized by Amplify LatinX for their work to inspire and uplift the Latinx community.


Research being conducted by Paul Katz and funded by a $3.1 million NIH grant represents a unique way to ‘build a brain.’

September 23

Kickoff at 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Sunrise at 6:30 a.m. Sunset at 6:00 p.m.

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