The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. It is the flagship public higher education campus in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, making a profound, transformative impact on the common good.
Founded in 1863, it tends to square measure the largest public research university in a geographical area, distinguished by the excellence and breadth the academic, research, and community outreach programs.
University of Massachusetts Amherst entered this century with 19,061 students admitted in various programs. In the initial years of last decade, for the first time, the university’s State Legislature legally positioned UMass Amherst as a Research University with the "flagship campus of the UMass system. The UMass Amherst was founded and named on a famous producer of Fulbright Award winners in academic session of 2008-2009. Subsequently, in the coming year of 2010, it was named among the Top Institutions and Universities Contributing to Teach For America's 2010 Teaching Corps.