Quick Facts

UMass is renowned for the quality of its academic programs, the scope and impact of its research, and the strength of its public service mission. The university has received numerous accolades and achieved a number of important milestones that validate its commitment to excellence.

Points of Pride

  • All four UMass undergraduate campuses are rated in the top category of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings, making UMass one of the few university systems in the nation to have each campus so acclaimed.

  • UMass is now ranked 43rd among all U.S. institutions and 22nd among all U.S. public universities in the . UMass remains the top public university in New England, a position it has held in the Times Higher Education rankings since 2014.  

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  • UMass faculty include a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winners, Breakthrough Prize winners, members of national academies, and Fulbright, Guggenheim, MacArthur, and Mellon Fellows.
  • Online programs at UMass are among the best in the nation and are the top programs in New England. Bachelor's programs at UMass Amherst (#20), UMass Lowell (#28), and UMass Boston (#50) were ranked as the top three programs in New England, and were all among the top 50 nationally in U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs rankings.

  • UMass has 630,000 alumni around the world, including 360,000 who are living, working, and leading companies and organizations throughout Massachusetts, making it the largest alumni network in New England.

  • UMass is the third-largest research enterprise in Massachusetts and the fourth-largest in New England, behind only Harvard, MIT, and Yale, with a record $813 million in annual research and development

  • UMass and its campuses are responsible for $8.3 billion in overall economic impact across Massachusetts.

  • With more than 73,000 students and 19,000 graduates every year, UMass is the largest producer of the highly skilled workers that lead and fuel the Massachusetts economy.

  • UMass is also the third-largest employer in Massachusetts, with 26,000 employees.

  • All five UMass campuses have been recognized with the , which is considered the gold standard for measuring the service that universities provide to their communities.

UMass Amherst

• UMass Amherst is one of the best public universities in the nation, ranking No. 26 in the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
• Sierra Magazine named UMass Amherst to its "Top 20 Coolest Schools," a list of the greenest colleges and universities in North America

UMass Boston

• The Princeton Review named UMass Boston to its "Best in the Northeast" list, highlighting institutions considered “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” in a college search.
• For the fifth year in a row, UMass Boston was ranked in the top tier of national universities by U.S. News & World Report.

UMass Dartmouth

• For the fourth consecutive year, UMass Dartmouth was ranked as a National University by U.S. News & World Report.
• UMass Dartmouth ranked in the top 3 percent on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and was one of only 20 finalists for community service.

UMass Lowell

• UMass Lowell is one of the top 10 fast-growing public doctoral institutions in the nation, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, and was ranked 176th among all universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
• UMass Lowell is ranked 29th in the nation for return on investment, and the mid-career salaries of its graduates are among the highest in New England at $105,000.

UMass Chan Medical School

• UMass Chan Medical School was ranked No. 1 in New England and No. 10 nationally for primary care education and No. 47 nationally for research by U.S. News & World Report.
• Ninety-seven percent of UMass Chan Medical School graduates were accepted to at least one of their choices of residency, a match rate that is consistently higher than rates at peer institutions.

UMass Law School

• UMass Law has the third-highest bar pass rate among law schools in Massachusetts, with a 82.6 percent pass rate for first-time test takers.
• The American Bar Association ranked UMass Law No. 1 in New England and No. 11 in the nation for the percent of graduates in full-time government or public interest-related jobs.