The University of Massachusetts Amherst, founded in 1863 as a small agricultural college, has grown into a top public research university with over 1,471 faculty members and more than 28,500 students. It’s a school with a “lot of spirit” that offers the experience of a “private university at a public school cost.” With over 100 majors, it has “something for everyone.” Students call it “excellent and affordable” and note that “there’s a large range of opportunities to explore.”
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security