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Astronomers estimate 50,000 sources of near-infrared light are represented in this image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, I. Labbe (Swinburne University of Technology) and R. Bezanson (University of Pittsburgh). Image processing: Alyssa Pagan (STScI)

Over the years, UMass Amherst has been a hotbed of cosmic breakthroughs, providing opportunities for NASA-affiliated researchers and stargazing students to explore our galaxy (and beyond) through hands-on research in top-notch facilities.

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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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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.

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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 group of students plant a sapling by the lawn adjacent to the WEB Du Bois Library

From its intentional campus planning to ethically-sourced dining options, UMass Amherst has grown as and continues to be a leader in sustainability for the community, commonwealth, and nation.

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Alice Cheung in lab with plants

Flowering plants are an essential part of the global food supply, the source of grains and numerous fruit and vegetable crops. Yet their vitality is threatened by the effects of climate change and other environmental damage caused by humans. Spotlight Scholar and distinguished professor Alice Cheung's research around molecular biological systems in plants could have real-world applications on a global scale.

News and Events


New study identifies best AI method for monitoring insect populations.


Research team at UMass Amherst finds new resorts have attracted residents who formerly gambled in Connecticut.


The invention prevents biofilm formation by 98% and is poised to help solve a major issue for the U.S. Navy.


UMass Amherst kinesiologists expand research into physical activity benefits for youth with a family dog.