UMass Amherst


United States of America


Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Contact telephone:

+1 413-545-0111



UMass Amherst was born in 1863 as a land-grant agricultural college set on 310 rural acres with four faculty members, four wooden buildings, 56 students and a curriculum combining modern farming, science, technical courses, and liberal arts.

UMass Amherst entered the 21st century as the flagship campus of the state’s five-campus University system, and enrollment of nearly 24,000 students and a national and international reputation for excellence.

Green Initiatives

UMass Amherst recognizes its far-reaching impact on the environment. We are committed to becoming a “green” leader and striving to reduce our environmental footprint and promote environmental education for the campus community.

From its beginnings as a land grant institution, UMass Amherst has focused on stewardship of the earth. As a leading public research university, UMass has a unique opport

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