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University of Massachusetts - Boston
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  • 4 Year
  • BOSTON, MA

University of Massachusetts - Boston Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade C minus
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
No data available  
Average Housing Cost
$11,352 / year
Poll
20%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 60 responses
Poll
20%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 96 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade C+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,500 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 119 responses
  • The burger king and sandwich stations.
    21%
  • Noodles
    19%
  • Sandwich stations with your choice of ingredients.
    17%
  • Pizza
    12%
  • Sushi
    7%
  • Sizzlin
    6%
  • Vending machine
    6%
49%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 84 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade C
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade C+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 60 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    28%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    38%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    28%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

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Safety

Safety
grade B+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
84%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 82 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 50 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    62%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    28%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    8%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 71 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    21%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    61%
  • Not very visible.
    14%
  • We have campus police?
    4%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 130 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    4%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    12%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    61%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    24%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
  • Health promotion fair
    48%
  • Arican festivities
    22%
  • Open Mic Poetry Events
    13%
  • PhiDE Auction in Autumn
    9%
  • Spring Fest
    9%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade C+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 89 responses
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    9%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    9%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    21%
  • Parties? What parties?
    61%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 44 responses
  • Spring Concert
    34%
  • There is no such thing
    18%
  • welcome week/final week
    11%
  • We don't party
    9%
  • Graduation
    7%
  • African Night
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
57%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 99 responses

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