- Most diverse college/university in New England
- Situated on the inner harbor of Boston Harbor
- AACSB accredited Business School (College of Management)
About This CampusThe University of Massachusetts Boston is Boston's only public research university. Its student body of more than 16,000 students is one of the most diverse in New England. The university is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus, with easy access to downtown Boston, is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Presidential Museum, the Commonwealth Museum and Massachusetts State Archives, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
Part of the UMass system, UMass Boston 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.
Location InformationUMass Boston is 3.5 miles from downtown Boston. 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 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 InformationMassachusetts has an excellent public transportation system and the Student Activities office offers discount passes for the transportation system (MBTA) as well as tickets to Boston events, games, museums and more. We accept students on both the host and home payment plans. Boston is one of the predominant educational hubs in the U.S. UMass Boston attracts students from all 50 states, and more than 135 countries.