UMass Amherst, we are the flagship campus of all the universities in Massachusetts. We're the largest, coming in around 23,000 undergraduate students and about 6,000 graduate students. We pride ourselves on being a large university with endless amounts of opportunity, but still to have that small homey feel when you need it to. We are a research institution, so we get a lot of grants and funding to do research, and you can do research as early as your freshman year here on campus.
Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, which is a great, small, quaint New England town with lots of shops and restaurants. It's a really great place to be as a college student, a lot of the businesses cater to college students and we have a really great relationship with the town of Amherst. We're consistently voted among the top college towns in the country, and I think one of the biggest reasons for that is it's not just our students in the area.
So as I said, we have 23,000 understand students, but there are four other small schools in the area, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, and Hampshire College, so their students are also in town and in surrounding towns, so it's not just Amherst, but the surrounding towns as well, have so many college students everywhere you turn. And I think it's a really great thing to be in a place where there are just college students all over and you can meet new people, even that doesn't go to the same school as you, every day.