UMass Amherst

  • #32 among public universities in the nation
  • 275K+ alumni globally
  • Best campus food in the country

UMass Amherst Campus Profile

  • School Size Larger
  • Location Rural
  • First-Year Housing On Campus
  • Test Requirements SAT/ACT Required
  • Athletics NCAA Division 1 and Intramural

UMass Amherst at a Glance

With more than 30,000 students and over 200 distinct academic programs - including highly ranked programs in business, computer science, health care and the social sciences - UMass Amherst is the largest public research university in New England and one of the most comprehensive institutions in the Northeast.

World-Class Faculty

UMass Amherst’s world-class faculty are renowned experts in their fields, bringing new and groundbreaking discoveries directly to the classroom and providing students with the type of hands-on research experience that sets them apart from their peers. In fact, UMass Amherst is home to 12 of the world's most highly cited researchers (Clarivate Analytics, owner of Web of Science, 2023), a list of the top 1% of researchers around the world in science, and is one of the nation’s top producers of both Fulbright Scholars and Fulbright student recipients.

The Commonwealth Honors College

For the most competitive students at UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth Honors College — the university’s highly selective residential honors college — gives talented students opportunities for analysis, research, leadership development and international experience.

Inclusive Culture

UMass Amherst has a rich history of supporting social justice and efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. Its LGBTQ+ and women’s centers were among the first established in the nation, and the campus is ranked as one of the best in the country for LGBT+ students.

Competitive Athletics

With 21 NCAA Division I teams, the UMass Amherst Minutemen and Minutewomen compete at the highest levels nationally.

Proven Value

UMass Amherst is consistently ranked among the 100 “Best College Values” in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, a testament to the UMass commitment to affordability. It also excels in its specific program offerings.

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UMass Amherst seeks students who will bring their unique strengths and diverse talents to the campus. The university conducts an individualized review of applications with careful consideration of a student's academic achievements, personal qualities, and motivation.

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With more than 100 major subject areas leading to bachelor's degrees, 77 master’s and 48 doctoral programs, UMass Amherst offers a vast array of educational opportunities for full and part-time students, both on and off campus.

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Our affordability calculator allows in-state students to estimate what an education at UMass Amherst will cost.