B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Massachusetts - Boston is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
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

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Test Scores and GPA for University of Massachusetts - Boston

Cost

Net Price
$10,376/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,346/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,835/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,150/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,398/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,548/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,178Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Hardworking commuter
    72%
  • Friendly and diverse with extreme enthusiasm.
    16%
  • Antisocial
    7%
  • Diverse community
    5%

After University of Massachusetts - Boston

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses
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University of Massachusetts - Boston Reviews

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UMB follows the paradigm, "university is what you make it." The academic level here varies greatly. Many of the students accepted here have a weaker academic background. This noticeably translates into classroom engagement. It can be frustrating to witness the lack of preparation and care for classwork that is common in the lower-level classes. This can make the university feel like high-school. Despite this, there are many incredible professors and students here. You will be able to find your "tribe" if you pay attention. If you're looking for more of an academic challenge, the Honors College is a wonderful opportunity and resource to help motivate you and put you in contact with like-minded students. You can skirt by at this university with minimal effort and graduate, but if you really want to learn, the education can be equivocal to many of the other more prestigious universities in Boston; it all comes down to how you apply yourself here.
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My experience was pretty amazing because there is a wide diversity here so I got to explore different cultures. I absolutely love the ocean view I get to see everyday. It reminds me of how beautiful Earth is and it is not worth wasting time on electronics, instead go out and explore! The only thing I would change is I would have dorms to make accommodation easier for students.
Although I am only a freshman at UMB, my experience by far, is incredible. UMB provides many opportunities for students to excel in their education. This ranges from one-on-one subject tutoring to small class sizes so that student-professor relationships are close. Professors will help you in your struggles in the class and will do everything in their power to get you to understand the subject. I am looking forward to an awesome next 4 years at UMB as I learn more about the school and participate in the different opportunities that UMB has to offer.