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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College Portrait

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World Class. Within Reach.

Established in 1895 on the scenic South Coast of Massachusetts, UMass Dartmouth is a vibrant public regional research university recognized for personalized and innovative teaching. In addition to its distinctive 710-acre campus in Dartmouth, satellite locations position the University as a regional engine of social and economic development. With more than 9,200 students and 70 degree programs, the campus has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1 in its College of Arts & Sciences; Charlton College of Business; College of Engineering; College of Nursing; College of Visual and Performing Arts; School of Education, Public Policy & Civic Engagement; the School for Marine Science and Technology; and School of Law. The academic experience is enhanced by ‘real world’ internships, research opportunities, and service learning experiences, as well as a robust Honors Program. More than 100 student organizations and 25 NCAA Division III athletic teams build a strong community beyond the classroom. Among the fastest growing campuses in New England over the last decade, UMass Dartmouth is keeping a world class education within reach -- both geographically and financially -- for our students.

Living in the UMass Dartmouth Community

Engaged, Embedded, Evolving

Driven by its strategic plan to be engaged and embedded in the life of the communty as it evolves, UMass Dartmouth has developed an exemplary ethic of service that is marbled throughout student and faculty life. This has resulted in the university being named to the President's National Community Service Honor Roll and obtaining Carnegie Foundation status as a Civic Engagement University. The university's new School of Education, Public Policy, and Civic Engagement is designed to leverage student and faculty energy and talent for the betterment of the community while creating real world experiences that enhance student learning.