University of Massachusetts - Boston is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
Little East Conference
University of Massachusetts - Boston Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management495 Graduates
Nursing Science, Education, and Practice183 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies156 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies133 Graduates
Information Technology97 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses
University of Massachusetts - Boston Reviews
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.
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.