University of Massachusetts, Boston (Umass Boston)

Dorchester, MA

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University of Massachusetts, Boston

University of Massachusetts, Boston

University of Massachusetts, Boston Student Essentials

University of Massachusetts, Boston Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Beacons
Nickname: UMB
Website: www.umb.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 11,966
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 26,150
Retention Rate: 79%
Enrollment: 20,741
Year Established: 1964

About Umass Boston

Though its flagship campus is in Amherst, University of Massachusetts at Boston features many of the extensive resources offered by UMass Amherst.

As Boston's only public university, the school offers a variety of academics and research opportunities. In addition to the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS), UMass Boston consists of the following schools:

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • College of Management
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • College of Public and Community Service
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies

UMass Boston awards more than $100 million each year in financial aid to eligible students, and there are several ways to help fund your education. Federal grants and loans are the primary source, but the university also offers institutional scholarships, which are based on academic achievement.

College life at University of Massachusetts Boston reflects its vast and diverse student body. The campus features more than 115 clubs and organizations, and the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement offers leadership training and outreach activities.

Of course, the city of Boston is also prominent feature of student life at UMass, featuring limitless possibilities for recreation and personal enrichment.

Admissions applications can be completed online. Once accepted, students may be required to put down a $200 deposit to hold their spot.

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Umass Boston Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave University of Massachusetts, Boston 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2008

Overall Rating

I love UMASS! I think it one of the best choices I've made in life. The location is great! The faculty is the best! My best memories surround commuting in for classes. Riding in by train, disembarking at my final stop, walking through campus ... The memory makes me really miss those days! I recall how happy I felt when I arrived at school each day. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it! All I can say is, "Give UMASS a try!" My tipsfor prospective students.... "It's never too late to learn!" & "Learning never stops, so don't stop learning!"


Umass Boston Map & Location

University of Massachusetts, Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Dorchester, MA 02125


Getting Around Umass Boston

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

7/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Dorchester, MA

Winter
Dec
41
28
Jan
36
22
Feb
39
25
Spring
Mar
45
31
Apr
56
41
May
66
50
Summer
Jun
76
60
Jul
82
65
Aug
80
65
Fall
Sep
72
57
Oct
61
47
Nov
52
38

Umass Boston Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 15,596
Freshman Class 2,443
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 20,741

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 10%
  • African American: 14%
  • Caucasian: 42%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Unknown and Other: 24%
Latino 10%
African American 14%
Caucasian 42%
Asian 10%
Unknown and Other 24%

Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%
Full-Time 47%
Part-Time 53%
Women 54%
Men 46%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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