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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
UMass - Boston is an above-average public university located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,574 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMass - Boston acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Nursing Science, Education, and Practice. Graduating 48% of students, UMass - Boston alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.
About University of Massachusetts - Boston...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Branch of
UMass System
Website

University of Massachusetts - Boston Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$10,991/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,342/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,574Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,086
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Hardworking commuter
    66%
  • Friendly and diverse with extreme enthusiasm.
    17%
  • Antisocial
    7%
  • Diverse community
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Soon to be dropout
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say they don't have Greek life.93 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Educational and diverse
    47%
  • Cheap!
    25%
  • Competitive
    8%
  • Research University with a Teaching Soul
    8%
  • Overed priced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Entitled
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses
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I had a good time while studying for my Management and Political Science majors at UMass Boston. Overall the quality of the teaching was great, expecially for the Political Science Department. The Management classes varied greatly depending a lot on the professor. The campus is nice, with some Modern accents on some of the buildings. The WISER student records system and the Blackboard for online classes were user-friendly. The courses are relatively cheap, which is a definite plus for this school! I recommend it, but make sure your major has good professors first.
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UMass Boston was just what I was looking for. It is home to a very diverse student population and has a top-notch nursing program. The nursing professors are knowledgeable and provide students with the skills and education they need to provide competent and compassionate care to their future patients. The only thing that needs improvement at UMass is parking. As a commuter school parking can be tough. They have also undergone recent construction of dorms that has decreased the availability of parking even more than before. Overall, I am very satisfied with the education I receiving here at UMass Boston!
So far, the classes have proved challenging though rewarding. Otherwise, I have yet to get a full feel for the college, as I am only a freshmen. My hope is that I get to experience study abroad, as traveling is something I always wanted to do with my family and in general. Scholarships such as these will definitely contribute to that goal and my future career as a travel physical therapist!