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Higher Education in Western MA

Greenfield Community College – Greenfield, MA – 2,500 Students

The only institution of public higher education in Franklin County, Massachusetts, Greenfield Community College has a rich tradition of access, excellence and affordability.

Amherst College - Amherst, MA - 1,800 undergraduates

 On a campus near the town’s center, this distinguished coeducational liberal arts college is known for its committed faculty members, open curriculum, diverse student body and devoted alumni. Consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top educational institutions, Amherst offers the B.A. degree in 36 fields of study.

Hampshire College - Amherst, MA - 1,500 undergraduates

 Best known for its film studies, architectural studies and the Five College Peace and World Security Studies program, Hampshire offers students innovative programs that transcend traditional academic disciplines. Students, each of whom creates a particular program of study, carry out cutting-edge work in areas ranging from animated film to artificial intelligence.

Mount Holyoke College - South Hadley, MA - 2,200 students

 Mount Holyoke offers an exceptionally diverse and global learning environment. Students from nearly 70 countries collaborate with renowned faculty members on research and pursue experiential learning across the curriculum. Mount Holyoke’s classroom experience was rated number one by the Princeton Review and the campus is ranked as one of the nation’s most beautiful.

Smith College - Northampton, MA - 2,750 undergraduates

 Smith’s learning experience includes small classes, professors who are world-class scholars, and innovative courses, all on a 147-acre campus planned as a botanic garden and now known for its spectacular physical beauty. Notable collections include the renowned Smith College Museum of Art and the internationally recognized Sophia Smith Collection of women’s history manuscripts and archives.

UMass Amherst - Amherst, MA - 21,800 undergraduates

 Senator Rosenberg’s Alma Mater, The University of Massachusetts Amherst is consistently ranked among the nation’s top public research universities. Its campus is home to 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, master’s and doctoral programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and the world.

Conway School of Landscape Design – Conway, MA – 19 Students

The Conway school offers a uniquely tailored graduate experience that allows students to design lands that are sustainable —  environmentally and socially. Students work on real projects, from residential homes to large wetlands, and take this experience with them as they seek to improve our environment

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