University of Massachusetts, Boston

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393
(617) 287-6000
Fax: (617) 287-5999

Contact: Liliana Mickle
Director of Admissions
Main Address
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393
(617) 287-5000

www.umb.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 10,478
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,020
Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,564
Graduate enrollment: 3,639

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Out-of-state application fee: $60

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 63%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Labor/Personnel Relations C
Management Information Systems C

Computer & Information Sciences

Community media and technology C
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B

Engineering

Engineering Physics B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing C

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
Italian B
Spanish B
Spanish translation C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Substance Abuse Counseling C

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B,C

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology B
Individual major B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B,C
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B,C
Human Services B
Public Administration B
Social service C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Cartography C
Economics B
International Relations C
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Massachusetts-Boston Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(617) 287-5000
Website:www.umb.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.umb.edu/admissions
Address:100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125-3393
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:16,847
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:13,124 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$13,435
Out-of-state Tuition:$32,023
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:81%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$10,267

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Massachusetts-Boston Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies41
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1221
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3141
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1221
Education9172
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics41
Health Professions and Related Programs4241
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies6332
Natural Resources and Conservation111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences221
Psychology1121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions242
Social Sciences353
Visual and Performing Arts31
Grand total29424013

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs311
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Grand total823

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Massachusetts-Boston and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,435
Out-of-state$32,023
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$17,218
Out-of-state$33,268

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,24381%
Grant or scholarship aid1,12773%$10,267
Student loan aid76750%$5,378

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,63162%$8,534
Federal student loans6,59153%$7,317

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Massachusetts-Boston. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Massachusetts-Boston students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9,8864,2315,655
Percent admitted100%68%69%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%20%14%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Massachusetts-Boston Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment16,847
Undergraduate enrollment12,847
Graduate enrollment4,000

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Massachusetts-Boston Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

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