What's campus life like at UMass?

About the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts is a top 50 best value public university located in Amherst, MA, and prides itself based on a “revolutionary spirit” empowering each generation to pursue excellence. It is a distinguished research university, including 11 of the world’s most highly cited researchers. You can be confident that your degree is a comprehensive investment for your future. Called the “UMass Edge,” you receive dedicated guidance through seven college-based career centers and assistance with internships and co-ops.

Enjoy your favorite cuisines on campus

UMass Amherst ranked #1 best campus food for the sixth year in a row by the Princeton Review. Sustainable dining is at the heart of every meal served on-campus. In partnership with My Emissions, UMass dining offers an A-E carbon footprint rating system on menus that is accompanied by an educational campaign on dining for a cooler planet, which means your meals on-campus are locally grown – even from gardens located on campus and organic. There are more than 30 dining locations across campus with dining hours between 7:00 am to midnight, making it accessible to give you the fuel you need to succeed.

Meal plans provide access to four all-you-can-eat dining commons located across campus with options to use dining dollars at on-campus retail locations. Meal plan options are available for intersession and early arrival if you choose to stay at Amherst during semester breaks.