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With over 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students representing all 50 states and over 100 countries, UMass Amherst offers over 90 undergraduate majors and extensive opportunities for research and graduate work.

As the flagship campus of the Commonwealth, the University of Massachusetts Amherst combines the experience of a New England college town with the resources of a major research university.  Over 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students represent all 50 states and over 100 countries.  Students choose from over 100 undergraduate majors, including the Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) - a student-designed major.  Our prestigious Commonwealth Honors College welcomes our highest achieving students. The Commonwealth Honors College Residential Complex opened in Fall 2013, boasting state-of-the-art learning facilities for the entire campus, new residence halls and a 24 hour eatery. Students choose from more than 300 student organizations, attend Division I home games for free, and experience internationally acclaimed performances at the Fine Arts Center.  To help with the transition into the academic, social and personal demands of college, first year students participate in the Residential First-Year Experience, including the optional Residential Academic Program, where they live in academically theme-based halls.  Students may participate in co-op programs, internships, and study abroad in more than 70 countries.  The Five College Interchange Program allows students to take classes at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges at no extra charge.  Student success centers cover a wide variety of services including a writing center, math lab, peer tutoring, pre-major advising, counseling and assessment, and learning disabilities support services.  Both Early Action and Regular Decisions options are offered.  Acceptance is selective, with more than 37,000 applications received for a Fall 2014 class of over 4,600.  For more information, visit http://www.umass.edu/gateway/admissions.

Living in the UMass Amherst Community

UMass Amherst is a top ranked university located in the top college town in the nation. The nearby colleges of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith add to the mix, ensuring a lively cultural and diverse environment for learning and living.

Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts – recently named “The top college town in North America" – UMass Amherst is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation. We offer a rich cultural environment in a rural setting just couple of hours from Boston and New York. Over 28,000 students from all 50 states and over 100 countries attend the University, located on 1,450 acres. The University boasts the highest academically accomplished students in its history, who participate in over 300 organizations, 19 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses over 13,000 students on campus. The University is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College Consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges. www.umass.edu