University of Massachusetts at Amherst Overview
UMass Amherst, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City.
The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centres. As the flagship campus of America’s education state, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the leader of the public higher education system of the Commonwealth, making a profound, transformative impact to the common good.
Founded in 1863, it's the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of academic, research and community outreach programs. We rank among the nation’s Top 30 public universities, moving up 10 spots during the past year in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual college guide.
Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.