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University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Amherst, Massachusetts

 6 reviews

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University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

About University of Massachusetts-Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (abbreviated UMass Amherst and colloquially referred to as UMass or Massachusetts) is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts. It is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system. UMass Amherst has an annual enrollment of approximately 1,300 faculty members and more than 30,000 students. It was ranked 26th best public university and 70th best national university by U.S. News Report in 2019. The university offers academic degrees in 109 undergraduate, 77 master's and 48 doctoral programs. Programs are coordinated in nine schools and colleges. The main campus is situated north of downtown Amherst. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium.

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Located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA, 01003, Hampshire County

University of Massachusetts-Amherst Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#64 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

#8 of 173

2024 Best Public Colleges in Massachusetts

#1 of 44

Most Popular Majors

Out of 27 majors categories at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from University of Massachusetts-Amherst within four or six years.

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