Learn to Make a Difference in the World
The honors curriculum challenges you to find connections between theory and practice.
Average size of an honors course
Faculty teaching honors courses
Entering first-year students
Average combined SAT score
Community of Scholars
Commonwealth Honors College students benefit from a tight-knit community, close ties with faculty, small honors classes, value-added honors advising, and access to special programs, merit scholarships, and research grants.
Small Classes, Big Ideas
Commonwealth Honors College students reach beyond the boundaries of their academic majors and our advanced scholarship tracks provide them with opportunities to contribute original knowledge to their fields of study.
Campus Full of Opportunities
Commonwealth Honors College students have access to the extensive resources of UMass Amherst — a large research university with roughly 100 majors and wide-ranging opportunities for student engagement.
Close Ties to Faculty
Micheal Orlando shares how having close ties to faculty has shaped his academic journey.
In the news
There's so much to do in Amherst and I only have one year to do everything I've ever wanted to do. Here's a bucket list for my senior year at Umass.
This summer, Xavier was a part of the SBS in DC cohort, a program offered by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts.
Students and their families gathered with Chancellor Ryes, Dean Castañeda, as well as friends of the college and faculty and staff, for the event.