One festival, many opportunities to shine: UMass Amherst's theater students showcase experimental productions, original work, and innovative reinterpretations of familiar plays during Fringe Fest.
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By the Numbers
U.S. News & World Report ranking among national public universities
Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide
Best Value Colleges (Public), The Princeton Review
Best Campus Food, The Princeton Review
Coolest Schools, Sierra Club sustainability rankings
For more than 30 years, UMass Amherst's Spectrum Defined Residential Community has supported LGBTQ+ students by creating a home that lets them thrive.
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.
At UMass Amherst, no two students carve out the same path, but they all have one thing in common: they make UMass Amherst their own. Six student tour guides offer a glimpse into a typical day in their lives at UMass Amherst.
News and Events
Hall of Fame Soccer Star, Alumna Briana Scurry Shares Journey of Adversity and Triumph at UMass Amherst Commencement
Kumble Subbaswamy presided over his 11th, and final, Commencement as chancellor as Scurry urged graduates to draw strength and motivation from life’s hardships to chart their unique path and achieve their aspirations.
The UMass Board of Trustees, acting on President Marty Meehan’s recommendation, has selected Dr. Javier Reyes to be the next chancellor of UMass Amherst.
In addition to the combined Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony at McGuirk Alumni Stadium on May 26, UMass Amherst honored its graduating seniors for 2023 with a number of celebrations across campus throughout May.
Researchers describe the “generic Air-gen effect”—nearly any material can be engineered with nanopores to harvest, cost effective, scalable, interruption-free electricity.