University of Massachusetts--Boston

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100 Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125-3393

Phone: (617) 287-6000
2013-2014 Tuition
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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.

General Information

School type public
Year founded 1964
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $51,915,000


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.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 1

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Academic Life

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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business/Commerce, General 21%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 17%
Psychology, General 13%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 7%
English Language and Literature, General 6%

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Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 15,874
Student gender distribution
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

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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

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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.

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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

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