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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses
Most Popular Majors
Nursing Science, Education, and Practice198 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching183 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies161 Graduates
Information Technology117 Graduates
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.93 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses
University of Massachusetts - Boston Reviews
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.
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!