||by Jennifer Hernandez
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
We are pleased to share US News & World Reports new rankings data in the 2017 Best Colleges guide. UMass Amherst came in at number 27 of the nation’s best public universities list which put the university in the top 30 for the fourth year in a row. The prestigious list ranks more than 600 public, four-year universities in the country.
Additionally, UMass Amherst advanced from number 91 to 74 in the Best National Universities category which consists of 310 public, private and for-profit institutions. The rankings are based on a variety of weighted factors:
- undergraduate academic reputation
- faculty resources
- graduation and retention rates
- alumni giving
- financial resources
- student selectivity
- high school counselor ratings
- graduation rate performance
All of the schools in the National Universities category offer a wide range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral degrees while emphasizing faculty research.
The University of Massachusetts offers a number of courses and programs through their five campuses and online. Each campus boasts incredible and accomplished faculty ready to teach and guide students.