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University of Massachusetts Boston

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Overview

Established in 1964, the University of Massachusetts Boston is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Boston (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 60-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this US higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UMB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

University of Massachusetts Boston's Control Typepublic

Entity

University of Massachusetts Boston's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

University of Massachusetts Boston' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized

Selectivity

University of Massachusetts Boston's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Name
Acronym UMB
Founded 1964 Origins date back to 1852
Colours Blue and white
Mascot The Beacon
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University Location

Address 100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston
02125-3393 Massachusetts
United States
University of Massachusetts Boston's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Massachusetts Boston Phone Number +1 (617) 287 5000
University of Massachusetts Boston Fax Number +1 (617) 287 5999

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.


Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of Massachusetts Boston's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of Massachusetts Boston's academic range and degree level offering.




Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of Massachusetts Boston's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of Massachusetts Boston.

University of Massachusetts Boston: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
International
students
35,000-39,999 US$
(31,890-36,450 Euro)
35,000-39,999 US$
(31,890-36,450 Euro)

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Admissions

Introduction

Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.


Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of Massachusetts Boston's admission information.

University of Massachusetts Boston's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


Minority Serving Minority Serving

This institution is a Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution and, historically, has a special focus on promoting education and research among this specific ethnic group(s).


University of Massachusetts Boston's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of Massachusetts Boston a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of Massachusetts Boston's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.


Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is required
  • Recommendations are required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES


University of Massachusetts Boston's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.


University of Massachusetts Boston's Admission Office Admission Office

100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston 02125-3393
(617) 287 6100


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Size and Profile

Introduction

University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.


Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of Massachusetts Boston.

University of Massachusetts Boston's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Massachusetts Boston has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.


University of Massachusetts Boston's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).


University of Massachusetts Boston's Control Type Control Type

University of Massachusetts Boston is a public higher education institution.


University of Massachusetts Boston's Entity Type Entity Type

University of Massachusetts Boston is a non-profit higher education institution.


University of Massachusetts Boston's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.


University of Massachusetts Boston's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.


Minority Serving Minority Serving

This institution is a Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution and, historically, has a special focus on promoting education and research among the above specific ethnic group(s).


Religious Affiliation

University of Massachusetts Boston does not have any religious affiliation.


Carnegie Classification

Introduction

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...


The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official University of Massachusetts Boston's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Professional-dominant

Facilities and Services

Introduction

What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.


University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Massachusetts Boston's main facilities:


University of Massachusetts Boston's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit University of Massachusetts Boston's Library

University of Massachusetts-Boston's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 386,298 physical volumes, 3,918 physical media, 219,235 digital/electronic media and 192 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 28 full-time employees, including 14 librarians. University of Massachusetts-Boston's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

University of Massachusetts Boston's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the University of Massachusetts Boston provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,077 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

University of Massachusetts Boston's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.



University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Massachusetts Boston's main services:


University of Massachusetts Boston's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

University of Massachusetts Boston's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University of Massachusetts Boston's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

University of Massachusetts Boston's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

University of Massachusetts Boston's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.


Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.


University of Massachusetts Boston's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of Massachusetts Boston is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: New England Commission of Higher Education

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1972


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Massachusetts Boston's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.


Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Massachusetts Boston's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • University of Massachusetts System (UMS)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

Introduction

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.


Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of Massachusetts Boston 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


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Social Media

Introduction

Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.


Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some University of Massachusetts Boston's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.


Facebook Facebook

University of Massachusetts Boston's Facebook page University of Massachusetts Boston's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

University of Massachusetts Boston's X (formerly Twitter) page University of Massachusetts Boston's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

University of Massachusetts Boston's YouTube channel University of Massachusetts Boston's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

University of Massachusetts Boston's Instagram page University of Massachusetts Boston's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Massachusetts Boston's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

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Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

The Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization develops, implements and supports open education.
University of Massachusetts Boston is a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization and publishes open courseware such as free video lectures and course materials.


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