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+
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

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
950-1160
ACT Range
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$10,980/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,429/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,611/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,251/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,751/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,114/ 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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,384Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
45%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
48%
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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For a public University, Umass Boston is an exceptional school. The diversity in the classroom makes your eyes glow and sparkle in the light. The atmosphere is filled with a blend of learning and hanging out with your pal. The one ongoing issue I personally find troubling is that the administrators of Umass Boston are allowing the University to go private. Furthermore, the spark of diversity I see now will be gone soon. Over-pricing of tuition, may add constructional value to the campus. However, the value of diversity will continue to slowly be undermined.
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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.
The overall experience was amazing. People and staff were always friendly. My favorite part was the peaceful location. I used to love sitting outside between classes with the view of the ocean. More importantly UMB excels in diversity. It allows you to meet people from all over the world. Professors were always available and ready to help. Being a commuter school at the time, I wish I had stayed on or closer to campus. I feel it would have allowed an easier transition.