The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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.


COVID-19 Information

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


Wilmore Webley

Learn how world-class facilities and opportunities for hands-on research prepare UMass undergrads to go on to tackle the leading problems facing the world.

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.

Students involved in MagiChess

For their senior project, a team of students put their engineering education to work creating a physical automated chess board that allows for play by opponents in different locations.

News and Events


Results of the poll also show that President Biden’s support in the Bay State has fallen below 50% for the first time and that Massachusetts residents support reparations to the descendants of slaves at a higher level than the national populace.

University News

Thanks to a grant from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), members of the UMass Amherst Biochemistry Club spent this past spring semester working with high school students in Holyoke planting the seeds fo

Honors and Awards

UMass Dining brought home gold at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) collegiate competition, held during the 28th Annual Chef Culinary Conference at UMass Amherst last week.


The study, which shows that the use of Cape Cod Bay by critically endangered North Atlantic right whales has shifted significantly over the last 20 years, illustrates the need for adjustments in protective measures for threatened and end

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