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University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA
U Massachusetts at Boston, founded in 1964, is a public institution. The main 177-acre campus is located on Dorchester Bay, three miles south of downtown Boston.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 12,847
   Women 6,865 (53.4%)
   Men 5,982 (46.6%)
Graduate Students 4,000
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 69% of 9,886 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.25
SAT Math 490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance Not available
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $13,435
Out-of-state: $32,023
  Room and Board Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met 89%
Average Freshman Award $14,989
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 699
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Boston Population 625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee  
Students in College Housing  
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Beacon
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.1% Asian
18.2% Black/African-American
15.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
38.9% White
9.5% Unknown
International Students 12.2% from 143 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 18.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported