The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Illustration of wellness

A public health storytelling project tackles community, wellness, connection, and perspective by pairing UMass Amherst students with older adults.

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.


Health & Safety

UMass Amherst is committed to the well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community.


Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Take a step into your future and discover UMass Amherst.

Rising Researcher trophies

Learn how these undergraduates are tackling challenging problems and pushing the frontiers of their fields through research, scholarship, and creative activity.

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.

Two UMass students walk together on campus.

UMass Amherst is a big place. Whether you’re a new student on campus or an alum freshly stepping into the workforce, it can be hard knowing where to turn for support. But in between classes and job postings, there are many opportunities to find community, seek help, and connect with those who have been in your shoes before. You’re not in this alone—mentors of all backgrounds, disciplines, and professional paths are available at every leg of your UMass Amherst journey.

News and Events

In the Media

Jim Kurose has been challenged to explain the internet to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert.


Older adults living in counties with greater age bias had better health outcomes than those living in areas with less age bias, according to UMass Amherst researchers, who were surprised at the findings.


The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship recently held the second annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Academy Awards night in Old Chapel, hosting more than 100 students, faculty members, staffers and ecosystem partners in person and

Honors and Awards

A dozen UMass Amherst researchers representing a wide range of disciplines have been recognized as among the world’s most highly cited researchers in 2022.  

December 11

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Bezanson Recital Hall

December 10

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Bezanson Recital Hall

December 9

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Augusta Savage Gallery

December 12

12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

All Campus