University of Massachusetts Amherst
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1863
Address: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-0001, United States of America
Introduction

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 49 states and over 80 countries, making this New England campus a national and international center for intellectual and cultural activity. With over 110 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 approximately 1,500 full-time faculty 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 over 450 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.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
201-300
Academic Ranking of World Universities
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151-200
2017
151-200
2018
151-200
2019
151-200
2020
201-300
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Food Science & Technology
7
Hospitality & Tourism Management
20
Sociology
32
Materials Science & Engineering
47
Environmental Science & Engineering
51-75
Physics
76-100
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
76-100
Political Sciences
76-100
Key Statistics
28146
Total Enrollment
2972(10.6%)
International Students
23237
Undergraduate Enrollment
1463(6.3%)
International Students
4909
Graduate Enrollment
1509(30.7%)
International Students
Programs
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