University of Massachusetts Boston

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world rank  583

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University Overview

Established in 1964, University of Massachusetts Boston is a non-profit public state 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 (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 degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 56 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat 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.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UMB
Founded 1964 Origins date back to 1852
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address 100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston
02125-3393 Massachusetts
United States
Tel +1 (617) 287 5000
Fax +1 (617) 287 5999

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New 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
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston 02125-3393
(617) 287 6100

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Massachusetts Boston's Library
University of Massachusetts-Boston's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 384,550 physical volumes, 5,548 physical media, 136,758 digital/electronic medium and 178 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of Massachusetts Boston provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,000 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1972


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Massachusetts System
  • 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


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