University of Massachusetts, Boston

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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

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

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

Degrees offered:


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 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 – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B,C


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 – 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
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125-3393
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 15,989
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 48%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 10,787 (67% 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: $14,613
Out-of-state Tuition: $35,075
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $11,943

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Massachusetts-Boston Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 42
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1222
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2231
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1231
Education 9172
Engineering 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 42
Health Professions and Related Programs 4242
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Library Science 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 5221
Natural Resources and Conservation 211
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 111
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 221
Psychology 1123
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 242
Social Sciences 3631
Visual and Performing Arts 31
Grand total 27444218

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,613
Out-of-state $35,075
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $18,888
Out-of-state $36,435

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,953 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,778 78% $11,943
Student loan aid 1,348 59% $7,032

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,069 63% $9,731
Federal student loans 6,433 51% $6,786

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 13,649 5,208 8,441
Percent admitted 100% 74% 78%
Percent admitted who enrolled 16% 17% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 15,989
Undergraduate enrollment 12,595
Graduate enrollment 3,394

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 Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels
  • 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
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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