University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
4-year Public university

Overview

University of Massachusetts—Boston is a public institution established in 1964 with urban setting located at Boston. It is ranked 202 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $14,167(2018); out-of-state tuition and fees are $33,966 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,660. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#202 in National Universities
Setting
Urban
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1964
Selectivity Low
Size Medium
12,660 Undergraduates

Learning

17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Business/ Marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$52,980
Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
$11,789
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $14,167
Outstate Tuition Fee $33,966
Room and Board Fees $16,290
$47,000 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

69% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$60 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.23 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

90 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Applicants have received at least four (4) years of education (including their undergraduate program) at an English-speaking college or university in the United States, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Ghana, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, New Zealand, Trinidad/Tobago, Singapore, or the United Kingdom.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Nov
01
Early Action Deadline
Mar
01
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Jun
15
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Mar
01
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$11,158 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$11,158 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $52,980
97% Students with need received Financial Aid
85% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
Chancellor's Scholarship
Total Worth $15,000 - $25,000
Eligibility incoming freshman
Minimum Criteria GPA: 3.6, SAT: 1270, ACT: 26
Requirement for maintenance Renewable for up to 4 years with a minimum sustained GPA of 3.2
Separate application needed --
Application deadline November 1
Dean's Scholarship
Total Worth $10,000 - $14,000
Eligibility incoming freshman
Minimum Criteria GPA: 3.4, SAT: 1170, ACT: 24
Requirement for maintenance Renewable for up to 4 years with a minimum sustained GPA of 3.0
Separate application needed --
Application deadline November 1
Beacons Merit Scholarship
Total Worth $4,000
Eligibility incoming freshman
Minimum Criteria GPA: 3.4
Requirement for maintenance Renewable for up to 4 years with a minimum sustained GPA of 3.0
Separate application needed --
Application deadline November 1

Other Scholarships

The Samuel Brehm Scholarship
Total Worth $5,000
Details Scholarship is awarded to several recipients who are graduates of the Boston or Chelsea public school system. The award can be renewable.
The Stephen J. Sweeney Scholarship Program
Total Worth $2,700
Details Eligibility: Open to applicants who have participated in school activities or community service, graduates of a Boston public high school (Admissions Guaranteed Program [AGP] preferred), in need of financial assistance and entering as freshmen.

Students

12,660 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
78% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
48% Students graduate within 6 years