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University of Massachusetts-Boston

Boston, MA, USA
3.17 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
80%
Out-Of-State Students
5%
9%
Submitting ACT
82%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
16,164
Total Number of Undergrads
12,714
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
37%
20-39 Students
51%
40-99 Students
8%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
16%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
42%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,412
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Tuition
In-State Tuition 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.
$14,167
Out-of-State Tuition 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.
$33,966
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (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.
$16,290
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
86%
Need Met
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.
76%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,175
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.
76%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,562
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,430

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,819
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.
$22,060
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.
$228
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
164
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Beacons
School Colors
Blue/Light Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Little East Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
San Francisco
Washington
Providence
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.17 Average Rating
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.
LP
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.
Pradhyun from India
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

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