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University of Massachusetts - Boston

Also known as "UMass Boston"

100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA

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  • Phone: (617) 287-6100

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  • Phone: (617) 287-6300

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UMass Boston is a public institution located in Boston, MA and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Enrollment at UMass Boston is nearly 15,000 per year.

Students may pick from several areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Security And Protective Services

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. The majority of students at UMass Boston scored between 880 - 1110 on the SAT exam. 68% of those who apply are accepted to University of Massachusetts - Boston, of which 29 percent choose to enroll.

Tuition & fees at University of Massachusetts - Boston are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs approximately $13,000 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $27,000 for the year. Some students at University of Massachusetts - Boston may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The UMass Boston Beacons participate in several athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Sports available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Ice Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the school's http://www.umb.edu to see additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the applicants UMass Boston accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UMass Boston

The table below lists the chances of getting accepted into University of Massachusetts - Boston.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants6,454
Granted Admissions4,417 (68%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,297 (29%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Massachusetts - Boston is about 15,000, where graduate students make up roughly 25% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $60 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $1,700-$2,100
    • Out-of-State: $9,800-$11,710
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $71-$85 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $410-$490 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$7,595
Receiving Student Loans67%$5,272

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Massachusetts - Boston may offer services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

University of Massachusetts - Boston has an overall graduation rate which is close to 40%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Massachusetts - Boston is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Little East Conference)
  • Basketball (Little East Conference)
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B)
  • Family Practice Nurse (C)
  • Nursing Science (D, M)
  • Mental Health Counseling (M)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (M)
  • Adult Health Nursing (C)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (M)
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (D)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (C)

Education

Psychology

Security and Protective Services

English Language and Literature

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Linguistics (M)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B)
  • Italian Language and Literature (B)
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (C)

History

Public Administration and Social Services

Physical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology (B, C, D, M)
  • Dispute Resolution (C, M)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (D, M)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies (M)
  • Drama (B)
  • Music (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B, M)
  • Womens Studies (B)
  • African-American Studies (B)
  • Asian Civilization Studies (B)

Science Technology

  • Physical Science Technologies (C)

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Professions and Studies (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

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