The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Two individuals participate in a smudging ceremony.

UMass Amherst’s Policy for the Burning of Material Offerings for Ceremonial, Cultural, Traditional, or Religious Observance (a.k.a. the Smudging Policy) is an important step toward ensuring belonging for Native students and many others.

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.


Health & Safety

UMass Amherst is committed to the well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community.


Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Take a step into your future and discover UMass Amherst.

cranberry station

For over 100 years and counting, the UMass Cranberry Station has invigorated the Commonwealth’s cranberry industry through research and innovation.

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.

Jeff Salacup in the biogeochemistry lab.

UMass alumnus and faculty member Jeffrey Salacup enlisted in the Air Force to finance his college education. He didn't know it would set him on a path toward becoming a scientist and looking to the past to understand climate change.

News and Events

In the Media

Jim Kurose has been challenged to explain the internet to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert.


Older adults living in counties with greater age bias had better health outcomes than those living in areas with less age bias, according to UMass Amherst researchers, who were surprised at the findings.


The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship recently held the second annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Academy Awards night in Old Chapel, hosting more than 100 students, faculty members, staffers and ecosystem partners in person and

Honors and Awards

A dozen UMass Amherst researchers representing a wide range of disciplines have been recognized as among the world’s most highly cited researchers in 2022.  

November 29

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Zoom or other Online application

December 1

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Furcolo Hall

November 30

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Stonewall Center