Massachusetts, University of, main campus at Amherst; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1863, opened 1867 as Massachusetts Agricultural College. It was called Massachusetts State College from 1931 to 1947. The university's W. E. B. DuBois Library houses the scholar's papers and a noted collection of rare books and periodicals relating to agriculture. The medical school is at Worcester, and there are additional campuses at Boston (1964), Lowell (1894), and Dartmouth (1895). There is a statewide extension service.
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