A World-Class Public Research University
UMass Amherst has reached new heights in both reputation and excellence and ranks among the nation’s top public universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guide.
By the Numbers
U.S. News & World Report ranking among national public universities
Best Campus Food, The Princeton Review
Academic disciplines ranked among the Top 200 programs worldwide
Best Value Colleges (Public), The Princeton Review
Out of 5 Stars
Best of the Best LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities, Campus Pride Index
With 32,000+ students and over 200 distinct academic programs, UMass Amherst stretches across nearly 1,450 acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley—only 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting.
Whether you have your sights set on the boardroom, the courtroom, or the classroom, at UMass Amherst, you’ll get the leg up you need to kickstart a future that is uniquely yours.
UMass Amherst tuition, fees, food, and housing rates are established each summer for the following academic year.
Paying For College
There are many ways to help finance your college education, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Explore all of the possibilities through the Office of Financial Aid.
What's it like to live in Amherst? From cultural events to quaint coffee shops to miles of hiking and biking trails to indie bookstores (and everything in between), the town of Amherst has something for everyone.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.