University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.
UMass Amherst is the flagship public higher education campus in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, making a profound, transformative impact to the common good. Founded in 1863, they are the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of their academic, research, and community outreach programs.
Their research expenditures in fiscal 2017 totaled $219.9 million. Among Massachusetts colleges and universities, UMass Amherst ranks fourth in research grants from the National Science Foundation, behind only MIT, Harvard, and Boston University.
For the ninth consecutive year, UMass Amherst is among the 100 “Best College Values” in public colleges compiled by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Money magazine ranks them among the nation’s best colleges based on the most bang for the tuition buck.
They are established leaders in big data with a thriving new Center for Data Science. Working with industry and government, they are applying our internationally recognized expertise to data science and making multimillion-dollar investments in this booming field.See more