UMass Amherst ranks No. 65 nationally and 159th worldwide according to the 2019-20 evaluation of higher education institutions by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).
The rankings place UMass Amherst among the top 0.8 percent of universities worldwide in a survey that assessed more than 20,000 universities. The methodology, according to CWUR, focuses on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of facultyand research performance. Equal emphasis is placed on the learning environment and research.
The university has risen consistently in the CWUR rankings in recent years; in 2018-19 it was ranked No. 184 internationally and 72nd nationally.