UMass Boston

  • Top public university in Boston
  • 5 minutes to Downtown Boston
  • Most diverse university in New England

UMass Boston Campus Profile

  • School Size Mid-sized
  • Location Urban
  • First-Year Housing On or Off Campus
  • Test Requirements Test Optional
  • Athletics NCAA Division 3 and Intramural

UMass Boston at a Glance

The University of Massachusetts Boston is a nationally ranked public research university known for its inclusive culture, student-centered teaching and deep connections to the booming economy and rich civic life of Boston.

Engaged and Accessible Faculty

With a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio and world-class faculty committed to student success, UMass Boston offers small class sizes and a dynamic classroom experience.

Top-Ranked Programs

UMass Boston's 6 academic colleges offer more than 200 degree and certificate programs, including top-ranked programs in nursing, business and public policy, and The Princeton Review has repeatedly recognized the university as one of the "Best in the Northeast."

Multicultural Community

UMass Boston's exceptionally diverse student population is one of its greatest assets. With students from more than 135 different countries, UMass Boston fosters a collaborative, inclusive environment where students from a variety of backgrounds learn to view issues from different perspectives.

City of Boston

Located on Boston Harbor, UMass Boston's stunning oceanfront campus gives its students direct access to downtown Boston, home to a rich, vibrant culture and one of the nation's strongest economies. Roughly 500 companies recruit on campus, offering UMass Boston's talented students the opportunity to work for some of the world's top employers in industries ranging from finance and technology to health care and education.

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With new academic buildings, dining areas and residence halls, UMass Boston is a 24/7 campus that offers tremendous value: the vast resources of a public research university at an affordable price.

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With 10 colleges, and schools offering 77 undergraduate programs and 130 graduate programs, UMass Boston prepares students to solve some of the world's most pressing challenges and compete in a global economy.

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