78%

Acceptance Rate

$11,175

Avg.Financial Aid

002222

FAFSA Code

About University of Massachusetts-Boston

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

16,164

Website

www.umb.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

University of Massachusetts-Boston is a public university located in Boston, MA. University of Massachusetts-Boston covers an area of 120 acres. The University of Massachusetts-Boston is part of the UMass System group. In 1852, University of Massachusetts-Boston was founded. Notably, the official colors of the university are blue and white. In addition to over 12,595 undergraduate students, UMB also boasts of over 3,394 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 15,989. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 1,243 (2016) faculty. Around 78% of the students are 24 and under at University of Massachusetts-Boston. At UMB around 33% are white, 17% are Black or African American, and 17% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 55% of the students are females and 45% are males. In its 168 years of existence, UMB has produced several known personalities like Dana White (Businessperson, Television producer), Roderick MacKinnon (Scientist), Joseph P. Kennedy II (Businessperson, Politician), and D. Harlan Wilson (Professor, Novelist). University of Massachusetts-Boston's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division III – Little East, and NEHC. Like several universities in the country, athletics play an important part here as well. At UMB, 305 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by APA (American Psychological Association), CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education), NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), and NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges). The total endowment of the University of Massachusetts-Boston is around $78 million (2015).

Location & Contact

Address

100 Morrissey Boulevard

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6172875000
Fax:
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. University of Massachusetts-Boston has been ranked at the 529th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Mar

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

78%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. University of Massachusetts-Boston has 3 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at UMB, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $60. As a general rule of thumb, in order to improve one’s chances of securing admission, a person must score high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT. But, at University of Massachusetts-Boston, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. This points to the fact that scoring high on standardised tests is not an important criterion for this university. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts 02125-3393, or call (617) 287-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$12,412

Average Annual Cost

$13,841

Books And Supplies

$800

Other Fees

$326

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$16,290

Budget For Other Expenses

$5,390

Total One Year Cost

$36,647

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to UMB are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $44,117. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

76%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

58%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$4,829

Faculty Overview

48%

Male Professors

52%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

465 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

365 Graduates

Psychology, General

309 Graduates

Biology, General

197 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

183 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

161 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

157 Graduates

Economics

143 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

95 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

93 Graduates

Sociology

91 Graduates

Political Science and Government

86 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

50 Graduates

History

46 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

39 Graduates

Social Work

37 Graduates

Philosophy

33 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

29 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

23 Graduates

Anthropology

20 Graduates

Area Studies

18 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

18 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

16 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

13 Graduates

Mathematics

13 Graduates

Chemistry

11 Graduates

Music

9 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

8 Graduates

Community Organization and Advocacy

7 Graduates

Gerontology

6 Graduates

Physics

6 Graduates

International/Global Studies

5 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

4 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

4 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

2 Graduates

Legal Professions and Studies, Othe...

2 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

12,714

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

40%

Full-time

79%

Part-time

21%

Students Gender

Male

46%

US National: 44%

Female

54%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

33% White

7% Unknown

17% Black

16% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

11% Non Resident alien

13% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

7%

Out Of State

84%

In State

9%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$68,463 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$10,900/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,390/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,390/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Beacons

School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

194

Total Female Athletes

123

Intramural Sports

16

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Ice Hockey

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At UMB, $16,902 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at University of Massachusetts-Boston have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,390 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 45% male and 55% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$39,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$48,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$16,488

$25,766

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$171 - 267

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

76%

Average Aid Per Year

$11,175

Students Receiving Federal Grants

49%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,562

Students Receiving State Aid

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,164

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

74%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,430

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$13,333

$30K - $48K

$12,439

$48K - $75K

$8,911

$75K - $110K

$5,354

> $110K

$3,230

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$64,017,518

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,961,547

The financial aid department of University of Massachusetts-Boston helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at University of Massachusetts-Boston is around $7,463 and the federal grant is $5,954. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $1,986, while the institutional aid is $7,463. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at UMB based on students' financial needs add up to $64,017,518 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $5,961,547.

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