Tuition & Fees

$13,828

$32,985

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
53%
400-499
15%
700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
57%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
30-36
22%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
54%
18-23
32%
12-17
10%
30-36
5%
24-29
44%
18-23
48%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,896
Declined + 2,611
Total Received 10,507
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Public

12,660

undergraduate students

3,755

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 16,415
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
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
53%
400-499
15%
700-800
4%
600-699
28%
500-599
57%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
30-36
22%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
6%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
54%
18-23
32%
12-17
10%
30-36
5%
24-29
44%
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 of some

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,896
Declined + 2,611
Total Received 10,507

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
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

Corey Ford
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
Little East Conference, ECAC Hockey, ECAC Women's Hockey
Mascot
Beacons
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Applied Linguistics
Applied Physics
Applied Sociology
Archaeology/History
Art
Asian Studies
Bilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Classical Studies
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Community Development
Community Service Management
Computational Sciences
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Conflict Resolution
Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Public Safety
Critical/Creative Thinking
Developmental/Brain Sciences
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Development/Education
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Administration
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Biology
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies/Sustainability
Ethics/Social/Political Philosophy
Exercise Science/Health
Exercise/Health Science
Family Therapy
Finance
French
Geography
Gerontology
Gerontology Research/Policy
Gerontology/Aging Studies
Global Affairs
Global Aging/Life Course Studies
Global Comparative Public Administration
Global Inclusion/Social Development
Health/Exercise Sciences
Higher Education
Historical Archaeology
History
Human Services
Information Systems
Information Technology
Instructional Design
Integrated Biosciences
International Relations
Italian
Labor Studies
Latin American/Iberian Studies
Latin/Classical Humanities
Management
Management of Aging Services
Marine Science
Marine Science/Technology
Mathematics
Mental Health
Mental Health/Counseling
Middle/Secondary Education
Molecular/Cellular/Organismal Biology
Music
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Organizational Change/Leadership
Philosophy
Philosophy/Public Policy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Policy
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counseling
School Psychology
Science in a Changing World
Social Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre Arts
Transnational/Cultural/Community Studies
Urban Education/Leadership/Policy Studies
Urban Planning/Community Development
Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
Vision Science
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Undergraduate

77%

12,660
students

Female
53%
6,719

Male
47%
5,941

Graduate

23%

3,755
students

Female
67%
2,530

Male
33%
1,225

undergraduateFull-time

75%

9,574
students

Female
53%
5,011

Male
47%
4,563

undergraduatePart-time

25%

3,086
students

Female
56%
1,708

Male
44%
1,378

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
32%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

84%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

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
  • Other
  • 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

Miguel Alvarez
Associate Director of International Admissions
617 287-6100
Miguel.Alvarez@umb.edu

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