The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst, UMass) is a public land-grant research university in Amherst, Massachusetts.Founded in 1863 as an agricultural college, it is the flagship and the largest campus in the University of Massachusetts system, as well as the first established.
- Suburban, 1,463 acres (5.92 km²)
- 30,593 (Fall 2018)
- "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty."
- Year founded
The University of Massachusetts is the five-campus public university system and the only public research system in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.The university system includes five campuses (Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and a medical school in Worcester), and a satellite campus in Springfield, with system administration in Boston and Shrewsbury.
- 1863; 158 years ago (Amherst campus), 1964 (UMass system)
- 75,065 (2019)
- Marty Meehan
The center of the UMass Amherst campus. To the left is the Old Chapel, and to the right is the W. E. B. Du Bois Library. The campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is located nearly entirely in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, with a portion located in Hadley. Founded on 310 acres in rural Western Massachusetts, the campus has ...
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UMass Amherst has an annual enrollment of about 1,300 faculty members and more than 30,000 students. The university offers academic degrees in 109 undergraduate, 77 master's and 48 doctoral programs. According to the National Science Foundation , UMass spent $211 million on research and development in 2018, ranking it 111th in the nation.
Amherst (/ ˈ æ m ər s t / ()) is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2020 census, the population was 39,263, making it the highest populated municipality in Hampshire County (although the county seat is Northampton).
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