From its waterfront campus overlooking Dorchester Bay, the University of Massachusetts-Boston is a 4-year public research institution and part of the UMass system. UMass Boston is home to 10 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 77 academic programs. In addition to academic work, UMass Boston partners with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center for health studies research. For students interested in history, the UMass Boston campus is within walking distance of the John F. Kennedy Library and Presidential Museum as well as the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board
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(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans
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Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
Umass is a research institution with a teaching spirit. The school has amazing facilities. It is geared for college life.
Jordan from TEMECULA, CA
The school if good, and the professors are overall good. The courses are hard but that's why you don't take a lot of courses. The camps is always full with people.
Ryan from Lynn, MA
I love the the history that surrounds the University. This is an amazing place to get an education. I feel like a student and not a number here.
Shelby from Greenfield, OH
The school is great for those who rather commute or live off campus because there are no dorms but it is in the city and accessible by the T. The professors are helpful when you need them, there is always an event going on so you will never be bored, and it is extremely diverse. Faculty and students make this University one big community.
Most diverse school.
Marian from Boston, MA
umass boston is a booming commuter school.
people from all over the world go to umass boston.
the college of nursing and health sciences is awesome.
Maureen from West Roxbury, MA
I love UMass Boston. I have wanted to go to UMB for as long as I remember. Academics to physical surroundings of UMB are above par.
Angelia from Pepperell, MA
cheapest and one of the good and affordable schools in Boston.
Holds very good lecturers with very polite and helping nature.