UMass Amherst Again Ranked Among Top Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report

AMHERST, Mass. ­– The University of Massachusetts Amherst again ranks among the nation’s top 50 public universities, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released this week.
In the Top Public National Universities Category, UMass Amherst ranks No. 42, tied with three institutions. Among all National Universities, public and private, UMass Amherst ranks No. 97, tied with three other institutions. The engineering program at UMass Amherst ranked No. 58 in the country.
The United States has more than 2,700 four-year colleges and universities. The National Universities category created by U.S. News consists of 281 institutions (173 public, 101 private and seven for-profit) that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral degrees, and some such as UMass Amherst emphasize research.