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UMass Amherst, the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system, is a public land-grant campus that is a leading research institution, enrolling more than 27,000 students from fifty states and nearly 100 countries.

Founded in 1863, UMass Amherst has achieved a reputation for excellence, earning
national and international recognition in fields such as computer science,
business, nanotechnology, polymer science, linguistics, engineering and
sustainability.
The campus offers ninety-three undergraduate programs (including six
associate degrees) as well as seventy master's and fifty doctoral programs.
Sponsored research activities total more than $160 million per year,
providing a major stimulus for the state's economy.
Located on 1,463 acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts,
UMass Amherst provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting that is
close to major urban centers.

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March 28, 2005 - Present