University of Massachusetts-Boston in Boston

Boston, MA

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University of Massachusetts-Boston offers 366-degree programs and 33 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 71%. 41.2% are women, and 58.8% are men. 10% percents of international students. University of Massachusetts-Boston is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 11265$, that is at the level of national average. 43% of full-time University of Massachusetts-Boston students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $46,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Massachusetts-Boston is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Massachusetts-Boston students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,346
$30,001 - $48,000$8,835
$48,001 - $75,000$12,150
$75,001 - $110,000$16,398

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



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    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    7311 of University of Massachusetts-Boston undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Massachusetts-Boston number 14 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

    Students at University of Massachusetts-Boston awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Massachusetts-Boston.

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    University of Massachusetts-Boston graduation rate is below the national average.

    43% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Massachusetts-Boston completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    6 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      University of Massachusetts-Boston acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 8%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so University of Massachusetts-Boston acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 5% only.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The University of Massachusetts-Boston full-time retention rate is 78% and part-time retention rate is 63%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Massachusetts-Boston students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      950 - 1160

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 470 - 570
      Math: 480 - 590
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range


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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In University of Massachusetts-Boston the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Massachusetts-Boston and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Massachusetts.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Harbor Campus

      The campus located by 100 Morrissey Blvd address in Boston, Massachusetts.


      Harbor Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of Massachusetts-Boston with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Harbor Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      University of Massachusetts-Boston offers 366 programs in total: 129 are for Bachelor's degree, 116 - for Master's degree, 65 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 34 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 10 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 9 are Post-master's certificate.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 37 universities in Suffolk county, with one of the highest number of Postbaccalaureate certificate. University of Massachusetts-Boston is one of the few institutions in Suffolk that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 33 distance education programs that are provided in the University of Massachusetts-Boston: 15 are for Master's degree, 9 - for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


      University of Massachusetts-Boston provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 10855 students with 325646 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2371 with 56898 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 28 students.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Massachusetts-Boston

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      You will struggle to find a decent job after attending this school. This type of diploma will only land you a job in retail industry, if you are lucky. Save your money! The professors are excellent though.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      You cannot imagine how bad this university is. The worst of the worst. If you choose to either study here or work here, that equals committing suicide. Usually a university will have pros and cons. This university has all the cons that you can possibly imagine and not even one pro. It is in a bad neighborhood, with stupid administration, with zero money, and with a campus that was originally designed for a prison, and with low quality education. The HR department is evil. Seriously, Massachusetts should shut down this university in order to not be shamed by other states schools.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Alot of construction going on. Non of the GPS updated the new route, so it might be a bit difficult to find where you are going if you don't know this place well. Food is overpriced. Faculty and staff are mostly nice. Good study enviroment.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      My niece is about to be a student there and we just going to make her transfer now because the man at their financial aid office was very rude to her, she asks is there any scholarship or financial aid for international students and their man said no , she was talking to me and she said well this suck and then man start going off on her about she should have check her finance before coming here nobody ask you to come here after that she tear up and told me "I thought you said it was going to be a better everything but in my country I wouldn't receive this kind of treatment". I'm ashamed when she said that, so I hope karma find its way to this man as for now this school get a no from me and I was the one forcing her to come to their school when she got in 7 colleges I told her Umass Boston is there best one but I don't think so anymore. Have good day evryone.

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      Overall Rating:

      I received my undergraduate degree in Management here in 2008. I had such a positive experience, the professors are extremely knowledgeable and go above and beyond to make your learning experience beneficial. I received my Masters from Northeastern and the quality of education at UMB was extremely comparable.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 100 Morrissey Boulevard


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +6172875000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address:

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