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University of Massachusetts

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.  Founded in 1863, it is the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of its academic programs, research and community engagement.  The 1,450 acre campus is situated in the heart of the region's Knowledge Corridor and provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Students -22,748 undergraduate students,  6,521 graduate students

Faculty - more than 1,300 full time faculty

Academics- 111 bachelor's degree programs, 6 associate's, 75 master's and 47 doctoral degree programs in ten schools and colleges.

Research - Supported research activities total more than $200 million within the school's nearly 80 specialized research centers and institutions.  Extensive work is done within the fields of life sciences, nanotechnology, climate and sustainability, polymers and materials, computer and information sciences, and engineering.


Arts - The Fine Arts Center brings nationally-known theater, music, and dance to campus year-round.  Four galleries and the University Museum of Contemporary Art provide a variety of spaces for visual arts.  Student art and performance opportunities abound.

Athletics - 21 teams compete at the NCAA Division I level.

Library - The library system is the largest at a state supported institution in New England with more than 8 million items, roughly half of which are digital.

Economic Impact - UMass Amherst provides $1.9 billion in direct and indirect contributions to the Massachusetts economy.