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University of Massachusetts--Boston is a public institution that was founded in 1964. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,124, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 186 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Massachusetts--Boston's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,355 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $24,109 (2013-14).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
We are nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban universities. A comprehensive, doctoral-granting campus, we provide challenging teaching, distinguished research and extensive service which particularly respond to the academic and economic needs of the state's urban areas and their diverse populations.
When applying to University of Massachusetts--Boston, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at University of Massachusetts--Boston is $60. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||61.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Massachusetts--Boston is 15:1, and the school has 34.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Massachusetts--Boston include: Business/Commerce, General; Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General; Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||13%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
University of Massachusetts--Boston has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,124, with a gender distribution of 43.9 percent male students and 56.1 percent female students. University of Massachusetts--Boston is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
University of Massachusetts--Boston offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Massachusetts--Boston also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Massachusetts--Boston.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At University of Massachusetts--Boston, 68.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,882.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$10,355 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$24,109 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,687 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data