Tuition & Fees

$13,435

$32,023

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
44%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
35%
18-23
43%
12-17
13%
30-36
6%
24-29
52%
18-23
34%
12-17
8%
30-36
6%
24-29
43%
18-23
48%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,774
Declined + 3,112
Total Received 9,886
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Public

12,847

undergraduate students

4,000

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Psychology
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 3924
ACT 3924

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School Facts

University of Massachusetts Boston, founded in 1964, is a public institution. The main 120-acre campus is located on Dorchester Bay, three miles south of downtown Boston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 16,847
Established in 1964
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Boston, MA

175-acre, urban campus in Boston (population: 673,184). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to train station. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

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Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
44%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
35%
18-23
43%
12-17
13%
30-36
6%
24-29
52%
18-23
34%
12-17
8%
30-36
6%
24-29
43%
18-23
48%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
($60 for out-of-state applicants, $100 for international applicants)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
March 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,774
Declined + 3,112
Total Received 9,886

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

John Drew
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 617 287-6100
F: 617 287-5999
undergrad.admissions@umb.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,856,047
State $6,324,655
Institutional $26,503,233
Other external $876,187
Total $56,560,122

Non-need-based

Federal $29,323
State $88,202
Institutional $4,646,055
Other external $500,730
Total $5,264,310

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC Hockey (Division III), ECAC Women's Hockey (Division III), Little East Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Beacons
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Finance
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Physics
Applied Sociology
Art
Asian Studies
Bilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Medical Technology
Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology
Biotechnology/Biomedical Science
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Classical Studies
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Psychology
Community Service Management
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Public Safety
Critical/Creative Thinking
Dispute Resolution
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Geographic Science
Economics
Education
Education/Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle/Secondary
Educational Administration
Engineering Physics
English
English as a Second Language
Environmental Sciences
Ethics/Social/Political Philosophy
Exercise Science/Physical Education
Family Nurse Practitioner
French
Geography
Gerontology
Higher Education Administration
Historical Archaeology
History
History/Archival Methods
Human Services
Information Technology
Instructional Design
International Relations
Italian
Management
Marine Science
Marine Science/Technology
Mathematics
Music
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Philosophy
Philosophy/Public Policy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Psychology/Sociology
Public Affairs
Public Policy
School Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Teaching/Teacher Education
Theatre Arts
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

76%

12,847
students

Female
53%
6,865

Male
47%
5,982

Graduate

24%

4,000
students

Female
68%
2,705

Male
32%
1,295

undergraduateFull-time

72%

9,283
students

Female
53%
4,916

Male
47%
4,367

undergraduatePart-time

28%

3,564
students

Female
55%
1,949

Male
45%
1,615

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 15

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 147
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Haiti
India
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Office of Global Programs

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