The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Students involved in MagiChess

For their senior project, a team of engineering students designed and built an automated physical chess board that allows for play by opponents in different locations.


U.S. News & World Report ranking among national public universities


Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide


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.


COVID-19 Information

UMass Amherst is committed to the health and safety of our campus community.


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.

UMass Amherst nursing student and faculty member

A $21.5M gift from trailblazing nursing educator Elaine Marieb ‘69PhD, ‘85MS will transform learning opportunities for nursing students and service to the broader community.

Carl's nursing community

Cultivating a Community of Compassion

At UMass Amherst, Carl McDonald '20 found a community of like-minded peers while pursuing his dream of studying to be a nurse.

Stephanie Murray '18

Furthering a Free Press

Stephanie Murray '18 found a home in UMass's Journalism Department, along with real-world opportunities to practice her craft.

News and Events

Honors and Awards

UMass, which ranked 18 out of 328, is among those that “have displayed a deep and thorough commitment to addressing climate change, protecting the natural world and encouraging environmental responsibility both through their campus operations and course curricula,” according to “Sierra Magazine.”

University News

UMass Amherst announced Thursday that it has received a gift of $21.5 million from the Elaine Nicpon Marieb Charitable Foundation.


Raymond Bradley, Distinguished Professor of geosciences, will lead a team of researchers to Peary Land, Greenland’s northernmost region with one of the earth’s harshest climates, to discover how humans settled and survived there beginnin

Honors and Awards

2022 marks the eighth straight year that UMass has been ranked as a top public university.

September 29

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Student Union

September 25

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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