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University of Massachusetts Boston

  • Boston, MA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 56%44%
    student ratio
  • 12,366
    total students
  • $11,320 | $26,784
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • April 1
    fall application deadline
  • 69%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 542
    sat math
  • 516
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Boston Offers Many Opportunities for UMass Students

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, America's "favorite college town," UMass Boston is the city's only public research university, providing access to superb education at a modest cost for citizens of Massachusetts, as well as residents of New England, the U.S., and the rest of the world.

By virtue of its urban setting, the university is able to maintain a high level of energy, creativity, culture, sophistication, diversity, and complexity in its student experience -- a level often not found in more suburban or rural institutions. The city is also a source of internships, co-op experiences, employment, community services, and research opportunities. Living in an urban environment and close to the seat of local government can help students understand their roles as citizens, actively engaging with complex issues they encounter. UMass Boston and its students are confidently at home in the urban environment, enriching its quality on the one hand, and at the same time drawing life experience and strength from it.

Everything, from sports events at Fenway Park and TD Garden to Symphony Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts, is easily accessible from UMass Boston.

UMass Boston - The Teaching through Research

With a growing reputation for innovative, interdisciplinary research that brings creative minds to bear on complex academic issues and real-life social, scientific and cultural concerns, the University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing and supporting first-rate, student-centered education for its highly diverse body of thoughtful, focused commuter students.

UMass Boston faculty members have strong research and publishing credentials, yet teaching remains at the heart of their commitment. Students have easy daily access to faculty as teaching takes place mostly in smaller classrooms, with a student-to-faculty ratio of about 16:1.

University of Massachusetts in Boston - Degrees Offered

UMass Boston students generally share a strong motivation to succeed academically and the desire to relate classroom pursuits to career aspirations. The University Advising Center offers comprehensive academic support, planning, and career advising services. A team of professional counselors provides personalized assistance for students as they design their course of study, utilize tutorial and mentoring services, choose a major and career path, and develop interviewing, resume writing, and job-search skills.

Multiple colleges award bachelor's degrees: the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Mathematics (with 38 majors, 48 minors and programs of study, and 6 certificate programs between them), the College of Management (with 2 majors and 11 concentrations), the College of Public and Community Services (2 majors and 2 certificate programs), the College of Education and Human Development (2 undergraduate programs), and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (with a BSN, an online RN-to-BSN, and an accelerated BSN program, as well as the BS program in Exercise and Health Sciences).

Also offered are premed, prelaw, and teacher licensure programs for undergraduates, along with honors study, credit by examination, and advanced placement. Students are encouraged to participate fully in designing their own academic plan.

UMass Boston's Library and Research Resources

UMass Boston shares its landscaped peninsula with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, as well as the Massachusetts Archives and Museum building and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. The university shares resources with all these institutions.

UMass Boston¿s own Healey Library offers access to library and research resources throughout the area via its associations with various library consortia. In addition to its own collection, the Healey Library houses a fully equipped Media Lab and Viewing Center, IT administrative services and computer labs, as well as a Graduate Resource Center. The media and computer labs provide wide access to electronic information and research sources, and communication options. The university¿s beautiful Campus Center, housing student services, a number of stunningly beautiful meeting spaces and dining options, also provides wi-fi services throughout the building, as do many other campus buildings. A new Integrated Science Center and academic building serve to further enhance study and research opportunities for UMass Boston students.

Financial Aid at UMass Boston

Financial aid is based on need and/or merit. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), keeping in mind a priority deadline of March 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. Need-based aid is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, as determined by federal methodology.

Aid may consist of grants, waivers, and merit scholarships, as well as self-help in the form of loans and work-study employment. An on-time applicant is automatically considered for all financial aid programs administered by the university's Office of Financial Aid Services.

Housing at UMass Boston

The Office of Student Housing can help students find appropriate living situations in the area. They offer local listings of rental houses and apartments, roommate matching services, and maintain agreements with nearby housing complexes, some of which have resident student advisers and are within walking distance of the campus.

Applying to UMass Boston

UMass Boston accepts first year and transfer students. Applicants have the option of using the Common Application or UMass Boston's application. Both are available online. Viewbooks can be requested by calling 617.287.6000 or emailing enrollment.info@umb.edu.


Location & Contact

100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393
USA

Mr.John Drew

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 617-287-6000
Fax: 617-287-5999
Email: enrollment.info@umb.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Community Organization and Advocacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied8,170
    • Accepted5,709
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled12,366
    • Female Applicants4,649
    • Females Accepted3,172
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants3,521
    • Males Accepted2,537
    • Male Acceptance Rate72%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Interview
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.75
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.16
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 15th Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 516 460 570
    • SAT Math 542 490 590
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$11,320
    • Out-of-state tuition *$26,784
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$646.00
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students12,366
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino11.59%
    • Black or African American15.14%
    • White or Caucasian40.77%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.14%
    • Asian11.64%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.02%
    • Two or more races2.46%
    • Unknown8.7%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students5% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Arts & Events Council, Haitian Student Association, Golden Key Honor Society, Campus Kitchens, Mass Media
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other crime prevention program, bicycle patrols

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,173
    • Full-time Percentage51%
    • Part-time Percentage49%
    • Female Percentage53%
    • Male Percentage47%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 12,115 students to 792 faculty


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