UMass Boston Points of Pride

  • UMass Boston's student body is the most diverse in New England and includes students from more than 150 countries.

  • In 2015, UMass Boston opened its new research and academic building, the 220,000-square-foot Integrated Sciences Complex. It provides space for faculty and students involved in cutting-edge research in areas from genomics and cancer therapy to environmental and brain developmental sciences.

  • The Princeton Review has included UMass Boston on its list of Best Business Schools. TopMBA ranked UMass Boston's MBA program No. 41 in North America in the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report.

  • Collaborative research partners include the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, IBM, Children's Hospital Boston, Partners HealthCare, New England Aquarium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Boston Public Schools.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UMass Boston's distinguished College of Nursing and Life Health Sciences in the top 10 percent of nursing graduate schools in the nation, placing No. 41 of the 500 schools surveyed. UMass Boston has three other graduate programs ranked in the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report listings: rehabilitation counseling (No. 24); clinical psychology (No. 70); and public affairs (No. 87).

  • In 2014, the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities named UMass Boston among 14 Innovation and Economic Prosperity universities for engagement in local, regional, national and global partnerships that foster innovation and economic opportunity.

  • UMass Boston was rated as one of the “50 Most Innovative Public Service Schools” in the United States by BestValueSchools.com in 2015. It was ranked as the top public university in New England and the second overall in Massachusetts behind Harvard, which ranked first.

  • UMass Boston's Venture Development Center has helped launch more than 30 cutting-edge technology and life sciences startups.

  • The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate opened on the UMass Boston campus in March 2015, offering students new educational opportunities and experiences. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum shares Columbia Point with UMass Boston.