University of Massachusetts Amherst

181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, United States


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About University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a reputable public institution initiated in 1863. With its serene suburban setting, the university, whose campus sits on 1,463 acres is ranked top in the country. It was rated #75 in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities. Also abbreviated as UMass Amherst, the university houses the Commonwealth Honors College which is also considered one of the finest public honors colleges in the whole nation.


As a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, UMass Amherst is the largest public university in New England and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system. It is ranked the 27th best public university in the United States. The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is the institution's largest campus that boasts the most comprehensive academic programs.


UMass is a member of the big Five College Consortium. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has categorized it as the Research University with Highest research activity. In 2014, the university's research expenditure exceeded $200 million. Besides academics, the University of Massachusetts Amherst has sports teams popularly known as Minutemen and Minutewomen. They feature black, white and maroon colors. All the teams compete in the NCAA Division I. The school is also a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. UMass teams participate in ice hockey in Hockey East and play football as an FBS Independent.

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