Along with approximately 3,000 new transfer students, the UMass student body is more than 70,000 strong
Classes for more than 70,000 University of Massachusetts students, including more than 11,000 members of the Class of 2027 and approximately 3,000 transfer students, began this week at the university’s five nationally ranked campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester.
A complete official count will be made public later in the fall, but the size of the UMass student body is indicative of the role the university plays in driving the upward economic mobility and the prosperity of the Commonwealth.
"If you want to see the future of Massachusetts, visit one of our campuses and get to know our students,” President Meehan said. “They will be the leaders and innovators who will keep our economy strong, our planet healthy, and our society rooted in justice.”
Some additional highlights of UMass students returning to campus:
- The UMass Amherst Class of 2027 – approximately 5,275 students – is one of the most diverse in school history.
- At UMass Boston, among the most diverse universities in the nation, two-thirds of the roughly 2,400-member Class of 2027 will be BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
- UMass Dartmouth’s new cohort of students includes the largest class of graduate students in its history.
- At UMass Lowell, “A record 48% of UMass Lowell’s incoming first-year class identifies as students of color.
- The UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester welcomed its largest class of medical students ever.