Elizabeth Murphy is Canada's admissions counselor for UMass Amherst. She joins us along with his other colleagues from the Five College Consortium to discuss their wonderful institutions and partnerships to support students. Please share her page and presentation using the social media links next to his video with your friends and family!
In 2018, UMass supported research activities of nearly $211 million. Among Massachusetts colleges and universities, UMass Amherst ranks fourth in research grants from the National Science Foundation, behind only MIT, Harvard, and Boston University.
UMass has 21 NCAA Division I sports teams. Ice hockey dominated the headlines in 2019: the team advanced to the national championship game; coach Greg Carvel was named national coach of the year; Cale Makar earned the Hobey Baker award as the best player in the NCAA, the first ever winner from UMass; and three teammates were selected in the 2019 NHL draft. Student athletes also showed academic prowess, with 307 named to the 2018-19 A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Last but not least, UMass has exceptional food. The Princeton Review has ranked UMass Amherst number one in their “Best Campus Food” list for five straight years.
Elizabeth Murphy is the Assistant Director of International Admissions at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received a BA from Mount Holyoke College in 2010 and a Master of Public Policy in 2020.
She has been working in the field of international admissions for more than 10 years. In addition to recruitment and application evaluation, she runs the International Student Ambassador program, a program that connects current international students with prospective international students. She is very passionate about making sure international students have a smooth transition to college and introducing them to the local area.
In her spare time, Elizabeth likes to hike, sew, and spend time with her husband and son.