Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts-Boston


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Recent Reviews

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Mass-Boston, has a very clean and nice campus. There are a variety of classes and majors to choose from and the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Mass-Boston, has a very clean and nice campus. There are a variety of classes and majors to choose from and there are a lot of opportunities with the school being located in a diverse city.

Kiela
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The university's campus is absolutely beautiful, and I have made some amazing friends since I have started. My professors hav...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The university's campus is absolutely beautiful, and I have made some amazing friends since I have started. My professors have been incredible so far, and I'm very grateful to have them helping me throughout my academic career. I think that the overall quality of education is quite good, and that anyone who is planning on attending should absolutely do so.

Bryan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe it is a medicore school. There is nothing wrong with it nor nothing special about it. I personally don't believe it...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe it is a medicore school. There is nothing wrong with it nor nothing special about it. I personally don't believe it is a good fit for me but I understand why others may be attracted to this school. Its tuition price is very reasonable compared to other universities.

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Not a very good social aspect to it, some of the classes and professors are not the best. The food is pretty good for campus ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Not a very good social aspect to it, some of the classes and professors are not the best. The food is pretty good for campus food. I feel as though it is a good school but if you are going to college for the typical "college experience" you won't get that here.

Tiara
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I believe that Umass Boston is a diverse school. It has recently built dorms on campus for students. I've visited and the dor...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that Umass Boston is a diverse school. It has recently built dorms on campus for students. I've visited and the dorm buildings are nice. Previously, students would have to find an apartment. Most students would find apartments through near the school such as the peninsula apartments or harbor point apartments. Moving onto the classroom experiences, you can see the diverse backgrounds that students and teachers may come from. Professors are always enthusiastic about teaching students the material and encourage students to visit them after class, during office hours or by appointment if the student needs help with anything. If the student does not want to meet with his or her advisor for any reason, they can go to the one-stop for any questions they may have. The one-stop offers services for students who want to talk to someone about a financial aid question, registration, billing, completing financial aid, signing up for payment plans, etc. Transportation for students may come in many forms. Some students like to walk to school because of how close their apartment is. Some students may take the train or bus to school and there is a free shuttle that meets them at the train station that brings them on campus. Some students like me, drive to school. There are many parking lots. The rates for parking and parking passes have increased in the recent semester. Personally, I believe that the rates are expensive for students. Sometimes the shuttles may run a little slow and may delay students in their schedules. But, the university is working on providing more shuttles for the students.

Elizabeth
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The University of Massachusetts Boston is a fantastic place to get a great education. There's no doubt that students are chal...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Massachusetts Boston is a fantastic place to get a great education. There's no doubt that students are challenged but not only that, professors seem to genuinely care about teaching. The class sizes are small, which matters considering it feels like the lessons are more interactive, even during lectures. The student activities are active, the sports are interactive with the student body, albeit having these benefits there are still some rough patches. For example, the dining hall is far from Michelin star worthy, but on top of that, the meal plan and dorms are extremely overpriced. I was lucky enough to be one of the thousand freshmen to be admitted into the dorms, needless to say, there have been some kinks in the building first year. For example, faulty elevators and heating problems with water and the climate. Aside from the school itself, the location is phenomenal, although being near a shady side of Dorchester, Umass has the advertised water-side view. No matter the weather or the time of day the view of the Atlantic Ocean can take away any of your stress. Not only that, Umass is a ten-minute train ride from downtown Boston. Needless to say, if you live on or anywhere near campus, you will not be bored on your weekends considering the nightlife is there, not only in the near-by apartments but also in the city. Umass Boston most definitely is a school worth considering, the class sizes are small and the actual education is worthwhile.

Thomas
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Historically not a glorified school compared to others in the area, but over the past few years it's really accelerated. UMB...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Historically not a glorified school compared to others in the area, but over the past few years it's really accelerated. UMB students, alumni, and faculty alike have been nationally recognized for work in STEM, the arts, and humanities. It's also a short train ride from downtown Boston, a great city with access to plenty of resources that can lead you to success in any field. Pretty much everyone is down to Earth and friendly, and the school's working class history is usually seen in the profound work ethic of many students. The diversity is also a great advantage in meeting and learning from new people. Half of the campus looks like a prison (but arguably has a retro vibe) and the other half is modern glass architecture overlooking the beautiful oceanside. The professors, in general, are friendly, knowledgeable, and accessible. There are issues with upper administration and finances, sometimes big ones, but that might be said of many universities. There are tons of opportunities for research, leadership, and involvement in all fields; you just have to be proactive in seeking them out. Personally, I have no doubt it was the right choice for me.

Felix
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I think the college makes it very easy to get help when you need it and even after you've graduated you will receive help. Th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the college makes it very easy to get help when you need it and even after you've graduated you will receive help. There are a variety of services to go to, and there is always something to get involved in on or even off campus at times. The teachers are not always that available seeing as they have certain office hours that may not satisfy all student's schedules. The architecture of the school also seems to be flawed since there are a few cracks here and there, and one of the parking lots is falling apart. The college does have many places to visit as well on campus and there are many events to look forward to as well. Overall, I do like the school and give it a solid 4.5 star rating since it just feels easy to be there and handle the work they give. I thought it was going to be harder when I first enrolled, but it's a pretty simple curriculum as long as you schedule your classes wisely and to your liking. It all depends on if you can stay on top of your work inside and outside of school and balance your life so that you don't burnout, which is still a tough thing to do.

Salvador
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I love going to Umass Boston because I feel safe, food is awesome and the students are kind and care about one another. The t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love going to Umass Boston because I feel safe, food is awesome and the students are kind and care about one another. The teachers during office hours ask their students how are you doing with your other classes? and give great advice on how to improve on academic areas (studying, problem solving excreta) in a certain subject (english, history, math and science).

Ellen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UMass boston has a beautiful campus with many updated buildings. It’s a gorgeous place. They are trying to make on campus liv...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UMass boston has a beautiful campus with many updated buildings. It’s a gorgeous place. They are trying to make on campus living better and they have done tons of upgrades to their dorms and buildings. The food needs an upgrade but overall i’m Happy about my choice with this university.

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  • Enrollment
  • 12,847
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $13,435
  • Acceptance rate
  • 69%

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