UMass Amherst, the commonwealth flagship campus, is a nationally-ranked public research University
offering a full range of undergraduates, graduates and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly
1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment
in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges
(including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which
adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military
status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs,
activities, and service, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. It
is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules and
regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.