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University Of Massachusetts- Boston

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Provided by University Of Massachusetts- Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston, one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts, is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban universities. A comprehensive, doctoral-granting campus, we provide challenging teaching, distinguished research, and extensive service which particularly respond to the academic and economic needs of the state's urban areas and their diverse populations.

The University of Massachusetts Boston was established in 1964 to provide the opportunity for superior education at moderate cost to the people of greater Boston. It is located on Columbia Point peninsula, which it shares with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. UMass Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban universities.

UMass Boston brings the resources of a major university to people from all walks of life, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in approximately 90 fields of study, as well as advanced certificate programs through its Division of Corporate, Continuing and Distance Education. The University is one of five institutions in the Greater Boston Urban Education Collaborative, a group that collectively works to expand services, enrich programming, develop greater flexibility, and contribute more fully to the future development of the community.

UMass Boston has enrollment of approximately 13,300 students and boasts an internationally distinguished faculty of 818 members including Lloyd Schwartz who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism in 1994 and Monet expert Paul Tucker.

Quick Facts

Location : Northeast
Setting : Large City Setting
Type :  Public
Size : Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot : Beacons
Nickname : UMB

Students & Campus Life

Full Time Students :  92%
Athletic Programs : Available


Average Tuition :  $ 8,265
Students Receiving Aid :  71%


Application Fee:  $ 40.00
Selectivity:  Selective

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