A Revolutionary University

The University of Massachusetts is a world-class public research university committed to advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Through its world-class educational programs, groundbreaking research enterprise, and its impactful community service and industry engagement activities, UMass harnesses the revolutionary spirit of Massachusetts to deliver an unparalleled student experience.

With four comprehensive campuses, a top-ranked medical school and a mission-driven law school, each campus offers a dynamic educational experience in a uniquely Massachusetts location, from the coastal town of Dartmouth to the international hub of Boston, from the vibrant mill cities of Lowell and Worcester to the bucolic hills of Amherst. Rigorous academic programs in a broad range of fields prepare students to contribute to their communities, thrive in a new economy and change the world.


The mission of the University of Massachusetts is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

I would submit that public universities represent the public sphere at its finest, because institutions like UMass provide hope and opportunity." Marty Meehan President, University of Massachusetts

Rooted in Excellence

In every regard, UMass is a national model of excellence for public research universities.

World-class education: UMass offers intellectually challenging academic programs and uniquely marketable degrees in a state with the most educated workforce and the second-highest median wages in the nation. Faculty members at UMass are engaged, accessible and focused on student outcomes, while a diverse student body encourages debate and expands cultural competency and social conscience.

Groundbreaking research: UMass is renowned for cutting-edge research aimed at eradicating diseases, addressing climate change, alleviating poverty and developing innovative solutions to some of the world's most complex problems. Research at UMass regularly produces new products and technologies that fuel economic growth and launch startup companies throughout Massachusetts.

Impactful service and engagement: As the second-largest employer in the state and the largest contributor to the Massachusetts workforce, UMass is a key economic driver in every region of the Commonwealth, generating billions of dollars in economic activity each year and proudly strengthening the social and cultural fabric of its communities. UMass also partners with dozens of companies who use campus facilities for research, development and commercialization, driving growth in emerging and established industries.

Spirit of Massachusetts: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is home to a revolutionary spirit — a relentless drive for innovation, growth and advancement, a willingness to do what’s never been done before in order to achieve the ‘impossible.’ Disrupting the status quo and driving forward progress is in the very DNA of Massachusetts, and it’s that determination that has cemented this state’s place in history and ensured its enduring leadership and success.

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The University of Massachusetts has hundreds of degree programs at four undergraduate/graduate campuses, a top-ranked medical school and mission driven law school.

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The University of Massachusetts has four unique undergraduate/graduate campuses located in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell. Use our Campus Finder tool to learn about the characteristics that make each campus an exciting place to live and learn.