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Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

UMass Amherst ranks among the top 30 public universities in the nation. Since the fall of 2005, undergraduate applications to UMass Amherst have increased eighty-four percent, with each entering class setting a new record as the highest academically achieving students in the history of the campus.

With new campus facilities opening over the past few years – including the Commonwealth Honors College Residential Community, the Integrative Learning Center, the Integrated Sciences Building, and the Life Science Laboratories – our faculty and students have access to a research and learning environment that is cutting edge by any standard.

In addition to educating the next generation of Commonwealth citizens, we are also a research powerhouse that touches – and often transforms – communities in the state and around the world. Our research expenditures totaled $190.7 million in Fiscal Year 2013. In addition, UMass Amherst is one of only five “Research 1” universities in Massachusetts, the highest designation attainable – and the only public institution on the list. And among all Massachusetts universities – public and private – UMass Amherst is the third largest recipient of research funding from the National Science Foundation.

To continue building on our remarkable record of success, we have embarked upon a comprehensive campus-wide strategic planning process. As part of this plan, UMass Rising, the largest campaign in the history of the campus, continues to work towards its goal of $300 million.  

I am proud to lead the flagship campus of the Commonwealth during one of the most exciting times in our history.

Welcome and GO UMASS!

Kumble R. Subbaswamy
Chancellor

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