The University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Campus

UMass Amherst’s new initiative affirms the university’s values of equity, inclusion, and belonging for all, and seeks to build a strong unified sense of community.

By the Numbers


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


Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide

Top 50

Best Value Colleges (Public), The Princeton Review


Best Campus Food, The Princeton Review

Top 20

Coolest Schools, Sierra Club sustainability rankings


Faculty members

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.


COVID-19 Information

UMass Amherst is committed to the health and safety of our campus community.


Students in downtown amherst

Get to Know Amherst

From cultural events to quaint coffee shops to miles of hiking and biking trails to indie bookstores (and everything in between), the town of Amherst has something for everyone.

Explore Our Programs

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.

Inside business innovation hub

UMass Amherst is committed to creating a robust and forward-thinking campus, from breaking ground on state-of-the-art facilities to preserving cherished landmarks.

News and Events

Honors and Awards

Afro-Am professors Amilcar Shabazz and Agustin Lao-Montes attended the historic inauguration ceremony for the newly-named Colombian president Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego and vice president Francia Márquez Mina on Aug. 7. 


New research from Tufts University School of Medicine, UMass Amherst and UMass Chan Medical School aims to reduce opioid deaths among this vulnerable population.


A team of researchers, including from UMass Amherst, has made a breakthrough in 3D printing that could lead to higher-performance components for applications in aerospace, medicine, energy and transportation.


An international cohort of researchers led by UMass Amherst have discovered an easy, cost-effective solution to deal with the death of the grapevines.

August 24

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Blue Wall in the Campus Center

August 24

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Off campus

August 25

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Haigis Mall

September 6

12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

All Campus