The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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UMass Amherst's Public Interest Technology Initiative believes society deserves technology that serves the common good—and works to make sure we get it.

Douglas and Diana Berthiaume

The Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst has received a $20 million gift from Douglas ’71 and Diana Berthiaume to attract and retain top faculty members, support impactful research, and enhance the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship. The Berthiaumes are the most generous cash donors in UMass Amherst history and this extraordinary gift is the largest cash donation ever to Isenberg.

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.

Emily Knick

UMass Amherst's linguistics department—ranked No. 2 in the world—offers both undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to conduct hands-on, in-depth research with world-class scholars. Through an independent research study of her own design, linguistics major Emily Knick ‘23 is investigating how languages evolve and what such changes can teach us about how the brain produces and perceives language.

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.

Nilanjana Dasgupta stands with a group of students by the campus pond

When Nilanjana "Buju" Dasgupta came to the United States as an international student, she felt for the first time what it was like to be a person in the minority—an experience that has stuck with her throughout her professional career. Today, she is professor of psychology and director of the Institute of Diversity Sciences (IDS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Learn how she puts her research to work solving real-world social challenges and how she brings people together across diverse disciplines to advance social justice through STEM research.

News and Events

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. 


As tick season kicks in across the country, the executive director of the UMass Amherst-based New England Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases and his team have found a promising lead in the fight against Lyme disease.

University News

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, State Rep. Mindy Domb, UMass President Marty Meehan and Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy will witness the naturalization ceremony, the centerpiece of two days of events and performances hosted by the university.


Research by UMass Amherst nutrition scientist David Sela may lead to improved infant health around the world.

April 3

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

April 3

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Commonwealth Honors College

April 4

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Old Chapel