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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, 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
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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

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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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 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 51 responses
Report
  • Hardworking commuter
    67%
  • Friendly and diverse with extreme enthusiasm.
    18%
  • Antisocial
    6%
  • Diverse community
    6%
  • 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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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!
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Out of state or non-commuters beware! Umass Boston is an awful school for these two groups of people, however, it is perfect for commuters and people who live close.

The professors are great and you are sure to get a good education here. However, there are secret fees that pop up out of no where and there is very little communication between the student body, staff, and the admin here. Construction is annoying and won't be done for a while now.

Furthermore, I live in the new dorms and they are not good; water switches from hot to cold, wifi is never consistent, food is not good and is typically the same thing over and over, beds are super uncomfortable, walls are paper thin and you hear EVERYTHING.

Again, this school is great for commuters, not for out of state or non-commuters who live in mass. It is not worth the debt.
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.