University of Massachusetts

WORLD RANK

2012-13
72

Shrewsbury, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    62.9
  • Teaching
    57.1
  • International outlook
    31.7
  • Industry income
    52.8
  • Research
    62.6
  • Citations
    77.8

UMass lent its name to a song by the Pixies, penned by band member (and former student) Frank Black. While he did not complete his degree, UMass alumni include Natalie Cole, Bill Cosby and Paul Theroux. Its harbour-fronting Boston campus, site of the John F. Kennedy Library, is one of five. It has more than 16,500 staff and around 63,000 students.