FAST FACTS
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Location:Boston
Setting:Urban
Population:636,479
Enrollment:16,277
On Campus:0%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 9/2-12/19
  • Spring 1/26-5/22

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: UNEVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$8,169

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,500

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
N/A

Campus Diversity
50%Caucasian
17%African American
14%Hispanic
14%Asian American
0%Native American
0%International
5%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students


NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


The University of Massachusetts Boston is Boston's only public research university. Its student body of more than 16,000 is one of the most diverse in New England. The university offers 193 academic programs through its 11 colleges and confers both graduate and undergraduate degrees. Programs are offered in the College of Liberal Arts, Science and Mathematics, Management, Public and Community Service, Nursing and Health Science, Education and Human Development, Advancing and Professional Studies, the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, the School for the Environment, and the newly established Honors College.

Campus Location - The educational environment is enriched by its close proximity to the many historical and cultural sites in Boston, including the adjacent John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and (opening in fall 2014) the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The campus sits on the scenic 177-acre Columbia Point, overlooking Boston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.

Helpful Information - Massachusetts has an excellent public transportation system and the Student Activities office offers discount passes for the transportation system (MBTA).

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology

Area Studies: African Studies, American Studies, Art Studies, Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Latin American Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance and Operation Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Mathematics, Music, Secondary Education, Spanish

Engineering: Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics

English: Classical Studies, Creative Writing, English, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, German, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Community Development, Geography, Urban Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Science, Nursing

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology

International Studies: International Relations

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Music, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Asian Religions and Culture, Ethics, Philosophy, Religion

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Technology: Information Technology

Closed Programs
Nursing

Limitations
Management requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 for admission and course approval by UMass Boston staff. Courses in education, physical education, and art require departmental approval. Math placement test is required for registration in math courses. No exchange available to other UMass campuses. Campus has no residence facilities.

Unique Academic Programs
Environmental Sciences

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 9/16/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $8,169.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 16 ($71.50 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 16 ($71.50 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 9/16/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance: $1,902 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card: $15 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Registrar's Service Fee: $10 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Registration Fee: $60 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002222

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 9/16/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Not available
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $1,400
  • Proximity to campus: 1 mile
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal plans are not available.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.