University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) is a leading public research and land-grant university in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The university offers a Master of Architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).


- Ranked 94th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2012).

- U.S. News and World Report's 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges ranked UMass Amherst 106th among the "Best National Universities", and 46th among public universities.

- Graduate programs in engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are among the best in the country. Of the 198 engineering schools surveyed, UMass Amherst is ranked 51st. U.S. News & World Report surveyed engineering schools that grant doctoral degrees during fall 2009 and early 2010. In addition, the School of Education offers one of the top graduate programs in the country, rated 47th among the 172 graduate schools of education on the list.

- University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked 81st in the world for scientific and scholarly activities, according to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2010.

- Placed among the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2009-10” in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

- 30th in the US News Ranking of Top Speech-Language Pathology Schools (2009).

- University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked 237th globally in the QS World University Rankings™ 2009. In addition it is placed in the global top 200 for the following subjects: Engineering & IT (155th), Arts & Humanities (198th).

- Placed among the world's top 200 institutions, rated 191st in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2008.

- 50th among the Best Graduate Chemistry Programs (USNWR 2008).

- University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked 99th in the Newsweek ranking of top 100 global universities 2006.

- Named a “Top Producer of Fulbright Students” in the nation as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

- UMass was selected for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, recognizing its commitment to volunteering, community service and civic engagement.