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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

37 Mather Drive Amherst, MA USA 1003

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) is the flagship university of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ public university system. Founded in 1863, it is the only public land-grant university in Massachusetts, and it is the largest of its five locations (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester). Widely known for its superior research and impact, UMass’s programs are consistently highly rated. Notable alumni include Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel Laureates, and Grammy Award winners.

Ranked 70 nationwide, UMass’ acceptance rate is 65% and its graduation rate is 83%. Its student enrollment is over 24,000 undergraduates and over 7,000 postgraduates, composing 40% of the entire UMass system. The university offers 110 undergraduate majors and 127 postgraduate programs. The tuition rate is $16,439 per year for in-state students and $36,964 per year for out-of-state students. UMass follows a semester-based academic calendar.

UMass students enjoy a variety of academic and co-curricular activities. Students have the opportunity to live in living-learning residence halls, participate in community service, and pursue world-class research initiatives with UMass’ well reputed faculty. There are also over 240 student clubs and organizations to choose from, as well as 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams to cheer on. The town of Amherst and the surrounding Pioneer Valley offer extensive hiking and biking trails, as well as music and culture. Plus, as the birthplace of some of our nation’s greatest writers, the area provides students a rich landscape to explore historical sites, museums, and landmarks.

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