University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of Massachusetts – Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Founded in 1863, it is distinguished by the excellence and breadth of the academic, research, and community outreach programs. The university offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centres. It offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. UMass Amherst has a long standing commitment to social progress and social justice. It values diversity and equity and strive for inclusive excellence in the classrooms, research labs, dorms, and beyond.
With over 100 major subject areas leading to bachelor's degrees, 77 masters 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. It has 10 schools and colleges where students can explore academic disciplines from architecture and food science to journalism and public health.
The university is 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 centres.
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