Academic Ranking of World Universities

University of Massachusetts Amherst
English Name: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Region: Northern America
Country: USA
Found Year: 1863
Address: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-0001, United States of America
Website: http://www.umass.edu

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the Commonwealth, combining the academic resources of a nationally-ranked research university with the support and individualized attention usually reserved for a small college. Students come from over 48 states and 60 countries, making this New England campus a national and international center for intellectual and cultural activity. With over 100 associate's and bachelor's degree programs, UMass Amherst offers its students a wide array of academic disciplines and nationally-known programs of study, including the Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC), which allows students to create their own major. The outstanding full-time faculty of over 1,200 are the best in their fields and they take teaching seriously. Students complement their classroom work with internships, co-ops, and research, working side-by-side with their faculty. Students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the studio, the lab, the concert hall, and the field. With this intersection of learning and doing, students find their intellectual voice and independence.


The Commonwealth Honors College Residential Complex is a national model and welcomes students who seek additional academic challenge and meet the requirements for acceptance. The extensive library system is the largest at any public institution in the Northeast, and offers students a state-of-the-art learning environment through the Learning Commons, a place that fosters academic collaboration. The campus is undergoing a facilities renaissance, with new cutting edge academic buildings that emphasize team-based learning. UMass Amherst is also ranked one of the most sustainable "green" campuses in the country, with students recently invited to the White House to receive an award for their sustainability efforts.


Through the Five College Interchange, students enroll in classes at nearby Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges at no extra charge. A free bus system connects these five campuses, allowing students to participate in a wide array of social and cultural events. Through the Residential First-Year Experience (RFYE), first-year students live with other peers who share common interests and experiences. Other opportunities for personal development are found through the Center for Student Development, which brings together more than 300 clubs and organizations. Groups include community service organizations, student government, ethnic and cultural groups, religious and spiritual organizations, fraternity and sororities, student run businesses, media related groups, groups that grow from academic interests, and groups dedicated to athletics and recreation, socializing, arts, entertainment, and politics.


UMass Amherst competes in NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics. Students attend every home game free in regular season, and wear their Minutemen and Minutewomen maroon proudly. All students can work out at the immensely popular Recreation Center, and any student who enjoys athletic competition can participate in an extensive intramural sports program. UMass Amherst Dining Services is consistently ranked top in the country, with students and families raving about the food. Just off campus, the picturesque town of Amherst offers scores of shops and restaurants from Mexican or Thai, to pizza, burgers, and Indian. Appearing on the “Top Ten” lists for college towns, Amherst has a truly unusual combination of New England charm and international sophistication. Boston is less than two hours away, and New York City just three hours south. For outdoor enthusiasts, the mountains of Vermont are less than an hour away and offer skiing and hiking. Maybe you can't have it all, but UMass Amherst certainly comes close.

Total Enrollment:23077
           International Students:1047(4%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:19563
           International Students:197(1%)
Graduate Enrollment:3514
           International Students:850(24%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Accounting
           Afro-American Studies
           Animal Sciences
           Anthropology
           Arboriculture & Community Forest Management 
           Architecture
           Art, Studio 
           Art History
           Astronomy
           Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
           Biology
           Building & Construction Technology
           Chemical Engineering
           Chemistry
           Chinese Language & Literature
           Civil Engineering
           Classics
           Classics and Philosophy
           Communication
           Communication Disorders
           Comparative Literature
           Computer Science
           Computer Systems Engineering
           Dance
           Earth Systems
           Economics
           Electrical Engineering
           English French & Francophone 
           Environmental Design
           Environmental Science
           Equine Industries
           Finance & Operations Management
           Food Science
           Fruit & Vegetable Crops
           General Studies
           Geography
           Geology
           History
           Horticulture
           Hospitality & Tourism Management
           Industrial Engineering
           Italian Studies
           Japanese Languages & Literature
           Journalism
           Judaic Studies
           Kinesiology 
           Landscape Architecture
           Landscape Contracting 
           Legal Studies
           Linguistics and Anthropology
           Linguistics and Chinese
           Linguistics and German
           Linguistics and Japanese
           Linguistics and Philosophy
           Linguistics and Psychology
           Linguistics and Russian
           Management
           Marketing
           Mathematics
           Mechanical Engineering
           Microbiology
           Middle Eastern Studies
           Music
           Natural Resources Conservation
           Nursing
           Nutrition
           Philosophy
           Physics Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences
           Political Sciencesocial Thought and Political Economy
           Portuguese
           Pre-Veterinary
           Psychology
           Public Health Sciences
           Resource Economics
           Russian and East European Studies
           Science
           Sociology
           Spanish
           Sport Management
           Studies German and Scandinavian Studies
           Theater
           Turfgrass Management
           Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
Graduate Programs
           Accounting
           Afro-American Studies
           Animal Biotechnology & Biomedical Sciences
           Anthropology
           Applied Mathematics
           Architecture
           Art, Studio
           Art Education
           Art History
           Astronomy
           Chemical Engineering
           Chemistry
           Chinese
           Civil Engineering
           Communication
           Communication Disorders
           Comparative Literature
           Computer Science
           Design
           Economics
           Education
           Electrical and Computer Engineering
           English
           Entomology
           Environmental Conservation
           Environmental Engineering
           Food Science
           French and Francophone Studies
           Geography
           Geosciences
           Germanic Languages & Literatures
           Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics
           History
           History Theater
           Hospitality & Tourism Management
           Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
           Italian Studies
           Japanese
           Kinesiology
           Labor Studies
           Landscape Architecture
           Latin & Classical Humanities
           Linguistics
           Management
           Marine Sciences & Technology
           Mathematics
           Mechanical Engineering
           Microbiology
           Molecular and Cellular Biology
           Music
           Neuroscience and Behavior
           Nursing
           Nutrition
           Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
           Philosophy
           Physics Plant & Soil Sciences
           Plant Biology
           Political Science
           Polymer Science and Engineering
           Psychology
           Public Health
           Public Policy and Administration
           Regional Planning
           Resource Economics
           Sociology
           Sport Management

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
ARWU 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Institutional
Ranking
102-151101-152101-152102-150102-150101-151101-151101-150102-150101-150101-150101-150101-150151-200
Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
Broad Subject Fields 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
SCI51-75505051-7551-7551-7551-7551-7551-7551-75
ENG404450505051-7551-7576-10076-100101-150
LIFE/////101-150101-15076-10076-100101-150
MED//////////
SOC77-10477-10776-10076-10076-10076-10076-100101-150101-150151-200
Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
Subject Fields 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Mathematics76-101/76-10076-100101-150151-200151-200
Physics27313234334041
Chemistry///151-200151-200101-150101-150
Computer Science324043363151-75101-150
Economics/Business///101-150101-150101-150151-200
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