University of Massachusetts-Boston
Boston, MA, USA

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University of Massachusetts-Boston
3.17 Average Rating

LP

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved with clubs on campus. It is a great way to meet people because the school is so large. Students may also want to take advantage of their professors' office hours whenever they need extra help or just have a homework question.
Academic Rigor
You ultimately choose your classes but Professors will push you to think more critically.
Dorm Life
There aren't dorms but UMass Boston does help with campus housing.
Food and Dining
There is one large cafe with a variety of foods all throughout the day. There are also smaller cafes around campus.
What to do for fun
You can take kayaking lessons, go on a harbor cruise, watch movies under the stars outside our Campus Center and much more!
Bang for the buck
The University is a little more on the affordable side compared to other schools in the city and the financial aid office tries to help any way they can. Along with advisers and specific programs, the schools tries to help you save money.
Clubs and Activities
There are over 120 different clubs on campus that are always hosting fabulous events. And you can even start your own club!
Campus Safety
Many events happen around campus because we are on a busy street and in the city but the school is very good about alerting us via email or text about what is going on.
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Marian from Boston, MA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Most diverse school.
Tips for prospective students
Great professors!
Academic Rigor
Challenging, it's way different from high school.
Dorm Life
I live at home, but the houses look beautiful from outside!
Food and Dining
Awesome cookies.
What to do for fun
campus center.
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Maureen from West Roxbury, MA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
take the mbta to school.
you can afford to study here!
treat yourself to cafeteria lunch on wednesdays.
Academic Rigor
umass boston is challenging.
the sciences are rigorous.
the nursing program is demanding.
Dorm Life
no dorms, but there are apartments and condos right next door.
Food and Dining
there are plenty of places on campus to grab a coffee and a snack, the cafeteria has great variety, but it can add up$$.
What to do for fun
boston is the best city! hop on the train and go to quincy market, or just run around the corner to the beach.
Bang for the buck
plan your major so that you can pop put of school and into an industry, such as biotech or education.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
the chancellor welcomes students in person on the first day of class each semester. he hands out swag and free coffee and muffins.
Great for these types of students
great for commuters, non-traditional, anybody!
Clubs and Activities
discount tickets, lots of student activities.
Greek Life
no greek!
Campus Safety
drive safely on campus, and all will be well.
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Kristina from Somerville, MA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
I think the professors are great, although not all, most are very helpful and teach well.
Am enjoying being here
It is a friendly environment and people seem to be very open to new friendships.
Bang for the buck
The tuition is not as expensive as other universities in the area and the professor teach well.
Tips for prospective students
Keep up with all the school work, join clubs and different organizations. Do not be afraid to ask for help whether from a fellow classmate, professor, or tutor.
Great for these types of students
It is a great school for students who want to peruse their careers while obtaining part-time jobs.
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Angelia from Pepperell, MA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Boston and surrounding area is wicked expensive. Be prepared. Look for scholarships if need be.
Academic Rigor
Great academic programs. Professors are all engaged and very approachable.
Dorm Life
na- live off campus
Food and Dining
Love the food at UMB. Cafetaria is great with plenty of selections and seating. The cafes throughout the campus are great. Love my coffee.
What to do for fun
Fun??? I work full-time, in the military, single mom, and take 9(+) credits a semester. For fun I study or go to the gym and most of the time I multi task and do both at the same time. Running on the treadmill while readingover my notes or listening to a lecture.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The honors area is a great quiet place to study or sleep a few minutes.
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Pradhyun from India

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
cheapest and one of the good and affordable schools in Boston.
Holds very good lecturers with very polite and helping nature.
Tips for prospective students
This is best school for the prospective students with very good chances of GA's n TA's. the environment here is seriously awesome.
What to do for fun
U can go around the city for fun. University has it's harbor point where U can go around some Islands. There are lots of beaches around the university.
Great for these types of students
students looking for good education with a reasonable price n great life.
Campus Safety
u have got the best campus safety. U'l never feel unsafe here.
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Jordan from TEMECULA, CA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Umass is a research institution with a teaching spirit. The school has amazing facilities. It is geared for college life.
Tips for prospective students
Check out the student housing options at harbor and peninsula. Also, get used to the metro and have fun down town.
Academic Rigor
The programs seem comparable to most others.
Dorm Life
Many students live in harbor and peninsula. There are no official dorms.
Food and Dining
Great cafeteria with different restaurant options right inside.
What to do for fun
Sailing, kayaking, museums, downtown, salem, cambridge.
Bang for the buck
Amazing education and great facilities.
Campus Safety
very safe. FBI on campus.
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Emily

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
I love the classes and my teachers. Its really cool to be in such a diverse environment.
Am enjoying being here
Honestly, I had the most horrific experiences with my roommates and the housing here. The Office of Student Housing is awful. They are not helpful and they don't have an effective system in place. If you have any problems with your roommates, the school says they have resources but... I have not had good experiences with them. I've been in contact with the Dean of Students and the Director of Student Housing and neither of them have done much to help me. To read more about my experiences I have a UMB Blog at http://blogs.umb.edu/emilylevin002/
Bang for the buck
The cost is low but paying for an apartment can get pretty pricey.
Tips for prospective students
DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU ARE GOING TO RENT AN APARTMENT. So many things can go wrong. And you won't get ANY help from the school. Even if they assure you that they will help you, take it from someone who's been there and done that.
Great for these types of students
Still living with their parents or adults going back to school
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Ryan from Lynn, MA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
don't take too many courses, no more than 16 credits ever
stay focus, and know when to take a day off
Academic Rigor
Academically is tough and does why most students don't take more than 4 courses per semester
Dorm Life
UMB does not have dorms.
Food and Dining
The food is not like mom's but is very good.
What to do for fun
For fun we just go to the city of Boston, and hangout at restaurant of bar.
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Shelby from Greenfield, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Enjoy the University and what it offers and the city it is in.
Dorm Life
Although there is no dorms here, across the street are two housing communities that the students can live in and walk to classes.
Campus Safety
I feel very safe here!
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