The University of Massachusetts Campuses
Each year the University of Massachusetts educates more than 68,000 students and confers almost 14,000 degrees at its five campuses located in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester.
The flagship, public land-grant campus is a leading research institution, enrolling more than 27,000 students from fifty states and nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1863, UMass Amherst has achieved a reputation for excellence, earning national and international recognition in fields such as computer science, business, nanotechnology, polymer science, linguistics, and engineering.
The campus offers ninety-three undergraduate programs (including six associate degrees) as well as seventy master's and fifty doctoral programs. Sponsored research activities total more than $160 million per year, providing a major stimulus for the state's economy.
Located on 1,463 acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, UMass Amherst provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting that is close to major urban centers. Through The Five College Interchange, many UMass Amherst students also attend classes and benefit from resources at nearby Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges.
The University of Massachusetts Boston is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning dedicated to academic excellence. As a nationally recognized model for urban institutions, UMass Boston serves the most diverse student population in New England as well as the people of Greater Boston and the Commonwealth.
Located on 710 acres on the South Coast of Massachusetts, UMass Dartmouth enrolls more than 9,400 students in more than 40 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree programs, including four at the doctoral level.
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The campus is among the fastest growing in New England with its overall student population increasing from 6,500 to 9,400 over the past decade, its on-campus student population increasing 33 percent in five years, and its research enterprise expanding from $4 million to $25 million over the last decade.
Established in 1895 with the opening of technical institutes in Fall River and New Bedford, the University has grown in size and impact through a series of mergers. In 1960 the two institutes merged in
Located in a region rich with heritage and culture, UMass Lowell is a leader in nanotechnology, nano- and biomanufacturing, bioinformatics, green chemistry, and advanced materials. Internationally recognized for excellence in science and engineering, its signature programs include community health and sustainability, plastics engineering, regional economic and social development, and sound recording technology.
UMass Medical School (UMass Worcester)
The Worcester campus, located in Central Massachusetts, is one of the fastest growing academic medical centers in the country and home to the Commonwealth's only public medical school. Together, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the Graduate School of Nursing offer four master's and thirteen doctoral degree programs. With its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, UMass Worcester delivers general and specialized medical care to the citizens of Massachusetts.
A national leader in primary care education, the campus is also recognized for its thriving biomedical research enterprise, where internationally known scientists are making advances in a broad range of areas, from HIV and infectious diseases to cancer and diabetes.
While UMassOnline is not a campus, the University's online education division delivers accredited, online programs from the UMass campuses to students around the globe. Online programs offer the same top professors, rigorous standards, and respected degrees as academic programs on campus.
Online programs are fully accredited (NEASC) and nationally recognized. UMassOnline programs span the broad range of academic disciplines that UMass is known for: education, IT, nursing, public health, management, criminal justice, hospitality and tourism, and the liberal arts. There are over 100 graduate, undergraduate, and non-credit degrees and certificates to choose from, as well as 1,500 online courses delivered annually.