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Your Journey Starts Here

At UMass Amherst, we are a community of fearless leaders, unconventional doers, and free thinking problem solvers who are out to change the world. We believe in the possibility of progress, in the power of inclusion, and in the potential for each of our students to change the world. As a leading research university, our campus contains limitless possibilities to transform your ideas into innovations that can redefine the future. Our student body is composed of bright, bold, unconventional thinkers at all levels on a journey to reshape their world. Start your journey at UMass Amherst.

A UMass Amherst student looks across the campus

At UMass Amherst, your experience is what you make it. Our undergraduates are a diverse community of thinkers, creators, innovators, and activists. A revolutionary spirit runs through our veins, pushing us to overcome all obstacles in our pursuit of a better world. With opportunities to study abroad around the globe, over 300 student organizations, an intimate and intensive Honors College, and so much more, the opportunities at UMass Amherst are boundless. So, what will be your UMass Experience?

A UMass Amherst graduate student presents his thesis

As a nationally recognized leader in research and scholarship, UMass Amherst offers an unparalleled opportunity for graduate students to explore new ideas, develop new concepts, and bring their goals to life. With internationally recognized faculty in disciplines ranging from the humanities to engineering, and a collection of centers and institutes that engage in groundbreaking research every year, a graduate education at UMass Amherst is the chance to redefine your life. Find the place for your ideas at UMass Amherst.

UMass University Without Walls students at Commencement

With a wide range of undergraduate programs, you’ll have the flexibility to build an academic program all your own. Choose to study full or part time, in the mornings or after work. Learn online, on our picturesque campus, or a blend of the two.

An aerial view of UMass Amherst

The Pre-College programs at UMass Amherst offer exceptional opportunities for high school students to experience the rigor of collegiate academics and earn college credit within an international community of their peers. With opportunities to extend their learning through summer programs or even in undergraduate classrooms alongside other highly-motivated students, the possibilities to expand your horizons are limitless.

The Power of Five

The Five College Consortium fosters academic excellence through resources, joint departments, and inter-campus collaboration. Through the consortium, students at UMass Amherst have access to a broader array of courses, academic resources, facilities, and libraries, as well as research, performance, and social opportunities across five campuses within the Connecticut River valley including Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges. Through this program, UMass students, faculty, and staff are part of an open-minded, diverse community, one that is committed to creating a better world.


From Community College to the UMass Community

Through the MassTransfer program, you can complete an approved associate degree at a Massachusetts community college and then seamlessly transfer to UMass into a related bachelor’s degree. With individualized advising and help with transfer preparation, we empower you to make the leap toward the next phase of your life.

Find Your Path

UMass Amherst offers resources and services that can reshape your academic experience. Explore all that our campus has to offer and discover our revolutionary spirit.