UMass at a Glance

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.


UMass Amherst, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Enrollment (Fall 2016)

  • 23,373 undergraduate students
  • 6,664 graduate students
  • 30,037 total undergraduate and graduate students


  • Approximately 1,300 full-time instructional faculty

Tuition and Fees (2016-17)

Massachusetts resident, full-time undergraduate
  • Tuition/Fees: $14,971
  • Housing/Meals: $11,897
Non-resident, full-time undergraduate
  • Tuition/Fees: $32,204
  • Housing/Meals: $11,897

Fees include mandatory fees only. Housing/Meals based on full year, standard double room, value meal plan. See complete fee details, including graduate tuition and fees and tuition and fees for the New England Regional Student Program.


Supported research activities nearly $214 million in FY2015.


112 bachelor's degree programs, six associate's, 76 master’s and 48 doctoral programs in nine schools and colleges.


The library system is the largest at a state-supported institution in New England with over 7 million items.


Approximately 250,000 living alumni around the world.


21 teams compete at the NCAA Division I level.


The Fine Arts Center brings nationally-known theater, music, and dance to campus year-round. Six galleries provide a variety of spaces for visual arts. Student art and performance opportunities abound.