The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Black History Month photo montage

A look back at the Black creativity that shaped arts and culture on campus and laid the groundwork for arts programming and academics at UMass Amherst today.

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.

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


Faculty members


Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide

Top 50

Best Value Colleges (Public), The Princeton Review


Best Campus Food, The Princeton Review


Out of 5 Stars
Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities, Campus Pride Index

A detail from an archival issue of 'The Drum,' a student-published journal that explored the "black literary experience."

UMass Amherst honors and acknowledges Black history and heritage—on campus and beyond.

Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Step into your future and discover UMass Amherst

Justin Coles

Through his research, UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Social Justice Education Justin A. Coles seeks to understand the experiences of Black youth in educational systems and helps them share their stories.

News and Events


The university has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Top Producing Institution — one of the nation’s universities with the highest number of students, faculty and administrators selected for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student and Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs for the 2023-24 academic year.


A new national UMass Amherst Poll examines Americans’ views on issues including race, immigration and abortion.


New research led by UMass Amherst engineers quantifies how the impact of poorly maintained roads disproportionately impacts residents across the state.

University News

The five-year effort led by UMass Amherst will advance offshore wind energy designed to be reliable, resilient and equitable.