OverviewLocated in the highest ranked city for student life in the United States, (Boston, Massachussetts), UMass Boston is among the most ethnically, culturally and socially diverse university campuses in New England. With over 17 thousand on campus students, an average class size of just 28 students, and over 100 majors in 11 schools and colleges, UMass Boston provides a combination of a small-college personalized educational experience with the vast resources and reputability of a public research university; All as part of the prestigious University of Massachusetts system.
AcademicsAcademic prestige is synonymous with UMass Boston, with a Tier 1 Undergraduate Business Management program, a ranking in the top 100 for Life Sciences, and a ranking in the top 50 for MBA programs. With a student to faculty ratio of just 16:1, UMass Boston delivers the learning environment of small class sizes, fostering students and professor interaction. Further, the more than 50 interdisciplinary research institutes at UMass Boston bring faculty and students together to pursue research, teaching and service on diverse topics, allowing for a wide array of academic pursuits.
Social LifeThe “University City” of America, with over 325,000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world, Boston provides an exciting locale within which to pursue a college degree. In a city founded at the forefront of American history, and now at the forefront of higher education, the opportunities to meet new friends and explore a thriving city are endless. From the Freedom Trail (a half mile journey through American history), to the Harvard and MIT campuses, to one of the largest Chinese neighborhoods in the United States, Boston is as culturally diverse and dynamic as any city in America.
CampusAgain, Boston is a special place to be a student. Specific to campus, UMass Boston boasts superb new facilities, student services and clubs/sports activities. With over 100 student organizations, leadership groups and ethnic and cultural clubs, one can be as active as possible within the university community, which is home to over 17 thousand students from all over the world. With international students making up a significant portion of the UMass Boston community, the campus is vibrant, integrated and diverse, creating an incredibly unique American college experience.
Final ReviewNationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities, UMass Boston provides an elite academic experience with affordability in an amazing metropolitan environment. With its scenic waterfront campus, easy access to downtown Boston, and location next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Presidential Museum, the campus itself is dynamic and thrives in a true American New England metropolis.