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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Branch of
UMass System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
From University of Massachusetts - Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston welcomes students seeking a high-value, public university education with the excitement and opportunity of New England’s most vibrant city. Located on a 120-acre waterfront campus minutes from downtown Boston, UMass Boston is home to more than 12,000 undergraduate students from across the state and around the world.

As Boston's only public research university, UMass Boston is committed to providing both an affordable and exceptional educational experience that draws from its world-class faculty, new academic facilities, and the unique experiences that only Boston can offer.

Recognized as one of America's most diverse universities, there is a unique and vibrant community of students, faculty and staff that makes every student feel welcome. With opportunities to engage in research, athletics, clubs and more, we invite you to explore the University of Massachusetts Boston.

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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

Application Deadline
February 15
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1040-1220
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,511 / 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
$11,943 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 64 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 85 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 85 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • All
    4%
  • None
    72%
  • Some
    24%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,995 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,600
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
  • Hardworking commuter
    66%
  • Friendly and diverse with extreme enthusiasm.
    16%
  • Diverse community
    8%
  • Antisocial
    6%
  • Soon to be dropout
    3%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 97 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
  • Educational and diverse
    46%
  • Cheap!
    24%
  • Competitive
    8%
  • Research University with a Teaching Soul
    8%
  • Overed priced
    6%
  • Entitled
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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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