University of Massachusetts-Boston


The University of Massachusetts Boston, popularly known as UMass Boston, offers variety of academic opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree-seeking students through seven colleges:

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

UMass Boston offers master’s degrees in subjects like accounting, biology, applied linguistics, chemistry, business administration, computer science, finance, history, information technology, international relations, and public affairs.

Doctoral degrees can be obtained in environmental biology, biomedical engineering & bio-technology, clinical psychology, computer science, gerontology, marine sciences & technology, nursing and public policy.

Certificate courses are offered in subjects like: women in politics and public policy, instructional technology design, forensic services, database technology, bio-technology, and applied behavioral analysis.

UMass Boston holds accreditation of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The College of Management holds accreditation by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The College of Nursing and Health Services bears accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. UMass Boston is also a member of the Council of Graduate Schools of the United States and the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.

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Information Summary

Ranks 29th in Massachusetts and 554th overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 85.9
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $36,647
Admission Success rate N/A
SAT 75%ile scores 1130
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 16 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 76% / 58%
Enrollment Total (all students) 16,164


Students can use the university’s website to apply online or can even download the application form. Applicants can request admission materials to be mailed personally. Application materials, information and deadline details can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Students can apply for admission in graduate programs as matriculated students or as non-degree students who will be admitted based on availability of seats. The applicant must furnish all required documents along with an official transcript from previous institutions.

All applicants must submit their high school transcript, SAT – I or ACT scores and an academic recommendation letter from a school-based counselor.


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Financial Aid

Eligible undergraduate and graduate students can apply for financial aid in forms of tuition waivers, scholarships, loans, grants and work opportunities. The UMass Boston’s Office of Financial Aid Services offers part-time employment and Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) to degree-seeking graduate students.

Those who seek financial aid must submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The applicant may be required to submit a verification form supported by income and tax forms.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4685th for the average student loan amount.
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The Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate Student Assembly are student organizations that support different campus activities. The university publishes its student run newspaper, The Mass Media, the yearbook and the Watermark literary magazine. The university has been recognized for its advocacy of human and civil rights as UMass Boston works to promote social justice around the world.

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The UMass Boston Department of Athletics primarily concentrates on intercollegiate athletics, intramurals, and recreational activities. A member of the NCAA’s Division III, the department offers 18 different kinds of sports. The university has both men’s and women’s teams in tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey. The university team competes in the ECAC, the Little East Conference, and ECAC East Ice Hockey. The Women’s teams for indoor and outdoor track & field have won 38 individual NCAA Championships and four NCAA Team Championships.

The Beacon Fitness Center at the university campus offers workout facilities. Students can receive personal guidance from the trained staff, who offer free exercise program design, group exercise classes, orientations and fitness assessments.

Beacon Leadership and Services Team (BLAST), Athletics and Health Services (Health and Wellness) join hands to host the Health and Fitness Expo to educate students on topics related to health, wellness and fitness. Students can participate in the Beacon Dash, a community athletic event that promotes health and fitness.

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