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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  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 9,283 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMass - Boston acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Nursing Science, Education, and Practice. Graduating 45% of students, UMass - Boston alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,700.
About University of Massachusetts - Boston...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Little East Conference
Address
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
960-1180
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,966/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,233/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,411/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,302/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,377/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,813/ year
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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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,283Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Hardworking commuter
    68%
  • Friendly and diverse with extreme enthusiasm.
    18%
  • Antisocial
    6%
  • Diverse community
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Soon to be dropout
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses
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Since I am a freshman at UMB, this is the first year the school has had dorms on campus and so far, it's great living in the dorms. The price may seem a bit expensive at first but it is worth the price since the beds, room size, space, and amenities are bigger and better than the ones at other universities nearby and in Massachusetts. Plus, there is air-conditioning in the dorms. I'd say living on campus is worth the price if you are able to afford it. If you are one of the ones living on the higher floors, you will be able to see the city of Boston from way up there which is pretty cool! I am glad to choose UMass Boston since it's affordable for my family and that the professors here are pretty great here too! The new dorms was one of the reasons that I wanted to come here. There is a bunch of free stuff here too during the open house and accepted students days.
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UMass Boston is an awesome college! Great professors who want to help students learn new material and graduate. Fun activities to join such as groups to perform volunteer work, sports, school newspaper, and student government. Lot of new buildings are being built to expand the school. New buildings that are now open are real nice and up to date. Not a party school. Must students there work while attending classes.
University of Massachusetts at Boston is an excellent choice if are a matriculated student that does not mind commuting. Their new science buildings, campus center, and lecture hall buildings are excellent and beautiful. The professors are all very kind, intelligent, and knowledgable. This is the cheapest university in the greater Boston area, with the best education around. They are a Research School, with graduate programs. The campus offers sweeping views of the harbor. That being said, there is significant construction being down on the campus that won't be done for a few summers. This is primarily a commuter school, so there is no community feeling. If you are looking for new friends, lots of social groups, and college pride - you won't find it here. If you are looking for a great education at a great price, with intelligent people and helpful professors - this is the place to be.