University of Massachusetts - Boston Header Logo

University of Massachusetts - Boston

100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
  • Class Notes
  • Textbook Notes
  • Study Guides
  • Currently Enrolled
  • Previously Enrolled
  • Notable Locations

About University of Massachusetts - Boston

University of Massachusetts - Boston is a school located in with a total of 2617 courses available to enroll in.

University of Massachusetts Boston was founded in 1964 and is located in downtown Boston. UMass Boston is the third largest campus in the University of Massachusetts school system. The university is located at the Columbia Point peninsula in Boston.

There are more than 150 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as well as a number of non-degree programs. In total, there are eleven schools and colleges at UMass Boston: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Mathematics, School for the Environment, College of Management, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Public and Community Service, College of Education and Human Development, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies and Global Studies, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, Honors College, and College of Advancing and Professional Studies.

The Boston campus is home to more than 16,000 students and more than 900 full-time faculty members. During the 2015 academic year, the top five majors that were the most popular at the school were management, biology, psychology, exercise and health sciences and nursing. The majority of undergraduate students are enrolled in liberal arts with science and mathematics close behind. There are over 1,200 faculty members at the university and 96 percent of them hold the highest degree attainable in their respective fields. The school also maintains a 6 to 1 student to teacher ratio.


  • Enrollment

  • Demographics

    • Asian - 14%
    • Black/African American - 18%
    • Hispanic/Latino - 17%
    • White - 47%
    • Other - 4%
  • Degree awarded

    • bachelor's degrees
    • master's degree
    • doctorate's degree
    • law's degree
    • medical's degree
    • dental's degree
  • Areas of study

    • Africana Studies, BA
    • American Studies, BA
    • Anthropology (Minor)
    • Anthropology, BA
    • Arabic Studies
    • Archaeological Field School in Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • Archaeology and History, BA
    • Archaeology on the Eastern Pequot Reservation
    • Art, BA
    • Asian Studies, BA
    • Biobehavioral Studies (Program)
    • Biochemistry, BS
    • Biology (Minor)
    • Biology, BS
    • Biotechnology Track
    • Chemistry (Minor)
    • Chemistry, BA
    • Chemistry, BS (ACS-Certified)
    • Chinese
    • Cinema Studies Program
    • Classical Languages (Minor)
    • Classical Languages, BA
    • Classical Studies (Minor)
    • Classical Studies, BA
    • Clean Energy and Sustainability (Minor)
    • Cognitive Science (Minor)
    • Communication BA
    • Communication Minor
    • Community Development, BA
    • Computer Engineering, BS
    • Computer Science (Certificate)
    • Computer Science, BA
    • Computer Science, BS
    • Creative Writing Concentration/Minor
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice, BA
    • Cross-Cultural East Asian Studies (Minor)
    • Dance (Minor)
    • Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings (EECIS), BA
    • East Asian Languages (Minor)
    • Economics, BA
    • Electrical Engineering, BS
    • Engineering Physics, BS
    • English, BA (The English Major)
    • Environmental Anthropology Program (Minor)
    • Environmental Biology Minor and Certificate
    • Environmental Sciences (Minor)
    • Environmental Sciences, BA
    • Environmental Sciences, BS
    • Environmental Studies and Sustainability, BA
    • Ethics, Social & Political Philosophy, BA
    • Exercise and Health Sciences, BS
    • Field School in Historical Archaeology at Hassanamesit Woods
    • Frank J. Manning Certificate in Gerontology (online)
    • Frank J. Manning Certificate in Gerontology (online)
    • French (Minor)
    • French, BA
    • Geospatial Analysis and Modeling for the Environment (Minor)
    • German Studies
    • Global Affairs, BA (online)
    • Global Aging and Life Course Studies, BA
    • History on Nantucket
    • History, BA
    • Human Rights (Minor)
    • Human Services, BA
    • Information Technology
    • Information Technology Major, BS (CM)
    • International Relations (Minor)
    • International Relations, BA
    • Irish Studies (Concentration/Minor)
    • Italian (Minor)
    • Italian, BA
    • Japanese
    • Labor Studies (Minor)
    • Labor Studies Program
    • Labor Studies, BA
    • Latin American and Iberian Studies, BA
    • Latin American Studies (Minor)
    • Latin American Studies (Program)
    • Latino Studies Program
    • Management (Minor)
    • Management Major, BS
    • Management Major, BS (Accounting Concentration)
    • Management Major, BS (Entrepreneurship Concentration)
    • Management Major, BS (Finance Concentration)
    • Management Major, BS (International Management Concentration)
    • Management Major, BS (Leadership and Organizational Change Concentration)
    • Management Major, BS (Management Information Systems Concentration)
    • Management Major, BS (Marketing Concentration)
    • Management Major, BS (Supply Chain and Service Management Concentration)
    • Mathematics (Minor)
    • Mathematics, BA
    • Mathematics, BS
    • Middle/Secondary Education (Minor)
    • Music, BA
    • Native American and Indigenous Studies (Minor)
    • Nursing - Accelerated, BS
    • Nursing - RN-BS
    • Nursing - Traditional, BS
    • Philosophy & Public Policy, BA
    • Philosophy and Law (Minor)
    • Philosophy, BA
    • Physics (Minor)
    • Physics, BA
    • Physics, BS
    • Political Science (Minor)
    • Political Science, BA
    • Professional & New Media Writing Concentration/Minor
    • Psychology, BA
    • Psychology, BS
    • Public Policy (Minor)
    • Religious Studies (Minor)
    • RN-to-BS (online)
    • Science, Medicine, and Society: Past and Present (Minor)
    • Social Psychology, BA
    • Social Psychology, BA
    • Sociology, BA
    • South Asian Studies (Minor)
    • Spanish (Minor)
    • Spanish Language (Minor)
    • Spanish, BA
    • Spanish/English Translation Certificate (online)
    • Theatre Arts, BA
    • Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program
    • UTeach
    • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, BA and Minor
  • Student to Faculty Ratio


  • Faculty

    • Total Faculty - 1,146
  • Average class size



  • Location

    100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125

    Static map
  • Nearest cities

    • Boston - 4 miles away
    • Dorchester - 3 miles away
    • Quincy - 5 miles away


Quick Facts

  • The third largest UMass Campus
  • Over 16,000 students Brand new science building with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Directly accessable by Boston's T system

Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration and Management
  2. Psychology
  3. Nursing Science, Education, and Practice
  4. Biology
  5. Criminal Justice and Safety Studies

Popular Minors

  1. Business
  2. Communication
  3. Psychology
  4. Sociology
  5. Political Science


Acceptance Rate
Application Deadline
March 1st
SAT Reading and Writing
SAT Math
ACT Range
Application Fee
$60 US / $100 international
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Student life

Full-Time Enrollment

Student services

Academic Advising
Career Services & Internships
View All Services ›


UMass Boston has many athletic opportunities available to students. Through the Clark athletics center, students are given access to a full gym, pool, and multiple sports courts for recreational use. Physical education courses are available and can be taken by any student. Multiple levels, from intermural to intercollegic sports teams are available. A devision 3 school.

UMassBeacons Logo

Men's Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Women's Sports

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Ice Hockey
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

After graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years after Graduation
Graduation Rate
Employed 2 Years After Graduation

Libraries and Study Areas


The largest area on campus for studying is the Healey library. There are 10 floors of study areas, including group work, quiet, and silent floors.

University Hall

Another great area in inside the University Hall. The view of the harbor amazing, but don't let that keep you from doing your work! There are plenty of places to sit, and the atmosphere is generally quiet.

Center Lawn

The lawn outside of the campus center is a great new addition to the campus, and is a great place to lounge with friends or study on nicer days.

Campus Center

The bottom floor of the campus center building features a large common area that is often filled with students. This area is better for people who need white noise to focus, as it is often filled with students.


Finally, many students sit outside the Healey library. This area features many picnic tables, both in the sun and under covers, so it is the perfect area for any student it sit and study.
Library at University of Massachusetts - Boston

Residences on campus

UMass Boston Residence Hall

240 Morrissey Blvd

Campus Clubs & Associations

The Mass Media


Model United Nations




School Reviews

The school is ranked the #4 public university in Massachusetts by Niche, who gives it an overall grade of B. USNews rates it the #200th University in the whole country. The Princeton review puts it on their list of the best college in the northeast.
UMass Boston is everything you could want in a city school. There’s plenty of areas outside to sit and hang out on campus, but it is just two train stops away from downtown Boston. The view of the Boston harbor is unlike any other school in the city! The facilities available are amazing as well. The brand new buildings are quite nice as well, is great to be able to work with brand new equipment. Overall I love the school and am so thankful I chose it as my school! - Emily, Class of 2021
UMass Boston’s nursing program is one of the best in the country, and you can really tell when attending classes. All the professors know what they’re talking about and can answer any question you throw at them. Plus, being so close to the city really allows for resume building activities, and the school has lots of connections to help you get into the internship or job you are looking for. Come to UMB! - Sam, Class of 2022