Founded in 1895, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, or UMD, is a multi-campus university. It is part of the University of Massachusetts. The main campus is situated in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and is spread across an area of 710 acres. UMD offers more than 60 undergraduate programs and over 15 graduate programs in different fields of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:
UMD's official mascot is the Corsair. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Valerie Amaral, Miss Massachusetts 2007; Brian Helgeland, Academy Award winning screenwriter; and Gregory Yob, computer game designer.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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