The ability to tailor an experience for each student is the greatest strength of UMass Amherst. With so many students and knowledgeable professors, you can study any aspect of any subject as broadly or specifically as you would like, and even earn a degree in anything that interests you. This flexibility extends to other areas of UMass life as well- the school and your time there are really what you make of it.
The size and number of opportunities can be overwhelming for some. Class sizes can get a bit large for general classes, but small-group discussions are held in conjunction to balance that.