U.S. News says UMass is the 29th best public university in the country. This puts UMass on top of all public universities in New England except for UConn, which is ranked 19th.
Their playoff trips are certainly not getting as much attention as UMass’, but both the Lord Jeffs of Amherst College and the Ephs of Williams College are just two wins away from a national title.
It’s not just the big schools who are in the midst of high-pressure playoff basketball.
The best low-income students often don’t apply to the most selective schools.