University of Massachusetts - Amherst
UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. With over 100 major subject areas leading to bachelor's degrees, 77 master’s and 48 doctoral programs, UMass Amherst offers a vast array of educational opportunities for full and part-time students, both on and off-campus. Interdisciplinary majors, online learning, the Five College Interchange and internships and international study add to the opportunities.
Student Affairs and Campus Life are a nationally-recognized team of student affairs educators dedicated to excellence, innovation, and social justice. The university work with campus and community partners to support successful educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. Through its programs and services, students have the opportunity to explore their interests through a wide array of events and activities, connect with a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty, and be challenged to actively engage in building skills to preparing students to become strong and successful in the world beyond college.
Student Engagement & Leadership cultivates student learning by providing opportunities for leadership, recreation, connection and engagement in and beyond UMass. These opportunities promote a sense of pride, empowering students to take ownership of their UMass experience in accordance with their values and beliefs. Involvement is hands-on, whether it is running a meeting, playing a sport, planning an event, or attending a political rally. Student Engagement & Leadership is fueled by student energy. By participating in one of hundreds of student groups, students will increase their organizational and team building skills while enjoying opportunities for friendship, leadership, and community service.
UMass Amherst, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.
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