Education

  • #1 public university in New England
  • All 4 comprehensive campuses are top-tier National Universities
  • 600+ unique academic programs

A World-Class Education

The University of Massachusetts is firmly committed to offering students a high-quality education and a transformative student experience. Renowned both nationally and internationally, UMass is ranked as the top public university in New England by Times Higher Education, and all four undergraduate campuses have been rated as top-tier National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The university’s curriculum encourages lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity, with courses taught by distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners, members of the National Academy of Sciences, an American Book Award winner and Fulbright, Guggenheim, MacArthur and Mellon Fellows. In fact, six UMass faculty were named to the list of the World’s Most Scientific Minds of 2017.

Academic programs at UMass are also sharply focused on outcomes, ensuring students graduate with in-demand skills and uniquely marketable degrees attuned to the needs and opportunities of today’s economy.

With highly engaged professors, comprehensive academic offerings, groundbreaking research opportunities and a commitment to service and community engagement, UMass offers students a world-class educational experience that is both accessible and affordable.

UMass prides itself in offering a transformative education and college experience to a diverse student body. With highly engaged professors, comprehensive academic offerings, a dedication to affordability, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a commitment to service and community engagement, students at UMass have the resources and opportunities to succeed in their academic and professional careers.

The university’s curriculum encourages lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity and is taught by distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners, members of the National Academy of Sciences, an American Book Award winner, and Fulbright, Guggenheim, MacArthur and Mellon Fellows. In fact, six UMass faculty were named to the list of the World’s Most Scientific Minds of 2017.

At the heart of UMass is a commitment to providing our inclusive and diverse community with high-quality academic programs that are focused on outcomes, providing students with the skills needed by today’s employers and resulting in uniquely marketable degrees attuned to the opportunities of today’s economy. 

Located in the one of the nation’s strongest economies, Massachusetts is home to a significant number of industries, both emerging and established, that provide UMass students with the opportunities to pursue their passions. From life sciences and robotics startups to film studios and large non-profit organizations, Massachusetts is home to a revolutionary spirit that pushes all of us forward. 

At UMass, our revolutionary university is fueled by that same collaborative, hardworking and entrepreneurial spirit, and we harness it to provide our students with a world-class education.

Undergraduate Headcount Enrollment

The chart below represents the data collected in fall 2017 of total students enrolled at each of our undergraduate campuses. As of fall 2017, Amherst has over 23,000 students, Boston has over 12,000 students, Dartmouth has over 6,000 students, and Lowell has over 14,000 students.

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The University of Massachusetts offers hundreds of degree programs at four world-class undergraduate/graduate campuses across the state and top-tier medical and law schools.

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