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The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public research university, and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) system.

Key Facts


  • #67 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #32  in Top Public Schools
  • #20  in Artificial Intelligence
  • #40 in Computer Science
  • #47  in Business Programs
  • #61 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Year founded

  • 1863

School type

  • Public, coed, no religious affiliation 

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 24,231

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 7,814

Student-faculty ratio

  • 18:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 74.4%

Average SAT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1250 and 1460

Average GPA for freshman entry

  • 3.89

International student population

  • 6.8%

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $53,900

Popular majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $37,405 / $14,123


About the university
  • Undergraduate students are organized into seven colleges 
  • At undergraduate level, UMass Amherst offers 109 degree programs and 5 associate’s programs
  • 77 master’s and 48 doctoral programs are offered
  • 21 teams compete at the NCAA Division I level
  • Famous alumni include Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric; Robert Meers, former chairman of Reebok and Lululemon and former football player 
Kings alumni at University of Massachusetts Amherst

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