The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Students take a bow after a performance of "The Dolls of New Albion."

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.

Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Step into your future and discover UMass Amherst

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


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

Composite photo of Spectrum residents from 1996 and 2022.

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.

Three students sit outside on the UMass Amherst campus.

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

University News

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.

University News

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. 

University News

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.

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