The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Heather MacLean in her Olympic qualifying heat

UMass Amherst athletes head to Tokyo to compete in the Summer Olympics.

Get Ready for Fall 2021

UMass Amherst will provide a full college experience in Fall 2021, with face-to-face instruction, full residence halls, and student events and activities.



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


Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide


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.


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.

Fine arts students assisting in the construction of an instillation

Carolina Aragón and her students design attention-grabbing art installations that highlight the impacts of climate change.

New Mayor of Gardener Michael Nicholson '16, '17MPP

Michael Nicholson '16, '17MPP was elected mayor of his hometown of Gardner, MA, just a few short years after graduating.

News and Events

Honors and Awards

UMass Amherst biologist Margaret “Peg” Riley has been awarded the Mahoney Life Sciences Prize for her pathbreaking research into bacteriocin-based antimicrobials, or drugs that are both effective against drug-resistant microbes and result in fewer side effects.


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts continue to gather data on the prevalence and incidence of COVID-19 in the state.

Mount Ida

As Greater Boston prepares for a post-COVID-19 environment, the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst is opening co-working space for startup or small companies interested in co-locating with the state’s flagship public university.

Honors and Awards

UMass Dining has added another award to its resume. The recently constructed Worcester Commons at UMass Amherst is being honored with the Best New Facility Award from Food Management Magazine.  

July 30, 12:00 a.m. – Oct 15, 11:59 p.m.


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August 12

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