The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Students have invaluable perspective when it comes to their health and the health of their peers. Through clubs, internships, courses, and other opportunities, UMass Amherst students can find community, get support, help others, and gain valuable experience that will help them on their journey at UMass and throughout their lives.

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.


Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Take a step into your future and discover UMass Amherst.

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UMass Amherst cares about your health, the health of our community, and the health of our planet. Our holistic vision of health integrates physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellbeing.

As a Health Promoting University, we're committed to creating, cultivating, and sustaining healthy people, places, and planet. Our approach centers on principles of human rights, social and environmental justice, solidarity, equity, and peace.

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.

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

News and Events

University News

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy lauded Ellsberg’s devotion to public service, saying, “We honor you for a lifetime of truth-telling that demonstrates how dissent can be the highest form of patriotism and citizenship. We thank you for inspiring others to follow your example.”


The largest terrestrial carbon sink on Earth is the planet’s soil. One of the big fears is that a warming planet will liberate significant portions of the soil’s carbon, turning it into carbon dioxide (CO2) gas, and so further accelerate


New research led by Brian Yellen, research professor of earth, geographic, and climate sciences, shows that coastal habitats can thrive—but only if there’s enough sediment.


The national uninsurance rate for adults under age 65 with schizophrenia decreased by 50% after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, according to research led by Kimberley Geissler.

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