University of Massachusetts Boston

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The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus, with easy access to downtown Boston, is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Presidential Museum, the Commonwealth Museum and Massachusetts State Archives, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

Part of the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a student body of 15,989 undergraduate and graduate students. In fall 2019, the university’s nine colleges and schools offered 79 undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees, undergraduate certificates, post-baccalaureate certificates) and 114 graduate programs (master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, graduate certificates, CAGS, and post-master's certificates). The Honors College serves 692 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaper, radio station, art gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.


Facts & Figures
The University of Massachusetts Boston serves the most diverse student population in New England, and we are currently expanding and changing in exciting new ways.

•Research Funding
We're making advances in the natural and social sciences with the help of $50.3 million in research funding in fiscal year '19.

•144 Countries Represented
We have students from all over the world. In fall 2019, international students from 144 countries were enrolled.

•3,667 Diplomas
Nearly 4,000 students graduated from UMass Boston in 2018. Popular programs are psychology, biology, and exercise and health sciences.

•Fall 2019 Enrollment
In fall 2019, UMass Boston had 15,989 students, 1,000 living in new dorms. Our Honors College serves 692 students who enjoy a challenge.

•Integrated Sciences Complex
This 220,000–square-foot building is home to researchers looking at things such as infertility and cancer.

•University Hall
This 190,000–square-foot building features specialized chemistry labs and art and performing arts spaces, including a black box theatre.