The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Through Five Colleges, Inc., UMass Amherst students can tap into the extensive resources of our flagship research campus and four top-ranked, private liberal arts colleges nearby.

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.

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

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Through clubs, internships, courses, and other opportunities, UMass Amherst students can find community, get support, help others, and gain valuable experience that will help them on their journey at UMass and throughout their lives.

Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Step into your future and discover UMass Amherst

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

News and Events


Half of faucets in Massachusetts schools built in the 1960s and 70s could be a source of elevated lead levels; research helps identify facilities at the greatest risk.


New research from UMass Amherst is the first to precisely map role of horticulture in spreading invasives, projecting ranges under 2 degrees Celsius of warming.


Team’s approach reveals crucial role played by a specific enzyme in the folding process.


Xheme, a specialty materials company affiliated with the UMass Innovation Institute, has developed a non-toxic programmable powder that can be customized based on application and boast a range of promising uses.

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