UMass Amherst is flagship public university of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is consistently ranked among the nation’s top public research universities and has a rich and diverse cultural and academic environment that includes New England’s premier honors college, and eight schools and colleges offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. The university enrolls more than 28,000 students from all 50 states and 70 countries and has approximately 230,000 alumni around the world. Its faculty are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and scholars.