The University of Massachusetts Amherst

At UMass Amherst, we seek to answer new questions, challenge old conventions, and build a world where all of us—regardless of background—have the freedom to be ourselves.

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Want to hang ten, hurl a disc, or clip in? No interest is too niche at UMass Amherst. Learn more about the hundreds of clubs, sports, societies, and cultural organizations you can explore on campus.


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

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At UMass Amherst, we know that student success extends far beyond the classroom and into the spaces where you live, work, eat, and have fun. It means fostering health and wellbeing, providing support and mentoring, and maintaining safe and beautiful spaces. It's all about community.

Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Step into your future and discover UMass Amherst

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With hundreds of programs in 56 countries across six continents to choose from, each UMass Amherst student who embarks on a study abroad journey will have a truly unique experience.

News and Events


The global review of 20,000 scientific articles led by Marta Vicarelli, assistant professor of economics and public policy, also finds that other benefits of nature-based solutions are ‘vastly underestimated.’


Researcher Lutz Grossmann has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Good Food Institute to bridge the gap between plant protein and lipids.


Questionable voting, including vote purchasing, rife on X/Twitter, contributed to inaccurate impression of Trump’s electoral performance.


A recent study led by UMass Amherst economists finds that a 35% tax and an outright ban yield similar results in improving eating habits.