UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst is the Flagship campus of the UMass system and a Morrill land grant public research institution with over 31,000 students and 1,400 full time faculty and a annual research budget of approximately $230 million.


UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.


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.

Enrollment (Fall 2019)

  • 24,209 undergraduate students
  • 7,141 graduate students
  • 31,350 total undergraduate and graduate students


  • Over 1,400 full-time instructional faculty

Tuition and Fees (2019-20)

Massachusetts resident, full-time undergraduate
  • Tuition/Fees: $16,389
  • Housing/Meals: $13,004
Non-resident, full-time undergraduate
  • Tuition/Fees: $35,710
  • Housing/Meals: $13,004

Fees include mandatory fees only. Housing/Meals based on full year, standard double room, value meal plan. See complete fee details, including graduate tuition and fees and tuition and fees for the New England Regional Student Program.


The University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Supported research activities nearly $211 million in FY2018.


109 bachelor’s degree programs, five associate’s, 78 master’s and 48 doctoral programs in nine schools and colleges.


The library system is the largest at a state-supported institution in New England with over 7 million items.


Approximately 250,000 living alumni around the world.


21 teams compete at the NCAA Division I level.


The Fine Arts Center brings nationally-known theater, music, and dance to campus year-round. Six galleries provide a variety of spaces for visual arts. Student art and performance opportunities abound.

Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Training
  • Business Degree Program

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization of Technology
  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer
  • Wet Lab Incubator


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Wet Lab
  • Lab Space

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Startup Classes


  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Health Care Training
  • Business Management Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Community Outreach

Libraries and Research

  • Market Research
  • Financial/Economic Trends

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Alternative Energy
  • PPE Production
Primary Contact
Chris Dunn
Whitmore Administration Building
181 President's Drive
Amherst, MA 01003