The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Six students with diverse majors and interests share their experiences living and learning at UMass Amherst.

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.

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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Learn more about the remarkable journeys, perseverance, and achievements of UMass women.

Take Charge. Stay Curious.

Step into your future and discover UMass Amherst

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UMass Amherst trains the next generation of teachers and educational leaders in applying a vision of a more just world to educating the nation's youth.

News and Events


First-ever statewide groundwater model provides high-resolution look at how climate change affects water table in Massachusetts—and it needs your data.


Massachusetts will join the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year.


The discovery of a new signaling pathway in immune cells may lay the foundation for drug-free, side-effect-free treatments for patients with aplastic anemia and other autoimmune disorders.


Process called carbonate buffering acts as a reserve for CO2 fluxes and makes it difficult to track where emissions come from.