About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

UMass at a Glance

Get the fast facts about UMass Amherst – student body, faculty, tuition and fees, application deadlines and more.

Points of Pride

We take pride in the accomplishments of our students and faculty, the quality of our academic programs, leadership in research and institutional rankings.

Office of the Chancellor

Meet the Chancellor and his senior administrative team who support students and lead the university in all aspects of operations from academics to research and athletics.

Diversity Matters

Diversity matters. We are a diverse and multicultural community that values, supports and is accepting of differences; a community that continually strives to be equitable, fair and inclusive.

News & Media Relations

The Office of News & Media Relations works closely with journalists and the campus community to provide the latest information about university achievements, programs and policies, and research accomplishments.


At UMass Amherst, sustainability is our way of life. Nationally, our campus is rated gold for sustainability leadership by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Computers & Technology

Visit the Information Technology website to learn about computing, communications, and application support for the University,and to see a list of IT resources for specific departments.

Campus History

The University of Massachusetts Amherst can trace its origins back to 1863.