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


A team of researchers headquartered at UMass Amherst has recently discovered that fear plays an important, unrecognized role in the underdevelopment, and increased vulnerability, of backyard songbirds.


Yinghui (Mark) He, a 2020 graduate from the department of music and dance, earned second place honors in the 2021 National Student Auditions held last month by the National Association of Teachers of Singing.


We’re all familiar with the startle reflex – but the brain also has an important pre-attentive mechanism to tamp down that response and tune out irrelevant sounds so you can mind the task in front of you.


UMass Amherst’s Jim Kurose, is part of the research team recently awarded a $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build the internet of the future.

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


September 1

12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

All Campus

August 12

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.