University of Massachusetts Boston

Quick Facts

Public Research University


Boston, MA


Certificates, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Popular Majors

Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education, Biology, Economics, English Literature, Criminal Justice, Physical Education,

Total Students

Undergrad Students




Room and Board

$14,167 (In State)
$33,966 (Out of State)



 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website

5 miles

School Website

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

The University of Massachusetts Boston, also known as UMass Boston, is an urban public research university and the third-largest campus in the five-campus University of Massachusetts system.

The university offers associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees, and also operates certificate programs and corporate, continuing, and distance learning programs. The most popular programs are in business, nursing, psychology, education and social sciences.

The school is composed of nine colleges: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Management, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Public and Community Service, College of Education and Human Development, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies and Global Studies, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, and College of Advancing and Professional Studies .

The University combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaper, radio station, art gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams offer a rich campus life. The School does not have dorms and students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus.

The campus is located on the waterfront of Boston harbor and is next to the JFK library.  Access to the downtown Boston area is easy via a free shuttle to the nearby subway station.