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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.
Web Site www.umb.edu/
Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 12,847
   Women 6,865 (53.4%)
   Men 5,982 (46.6%)
Graduate Students 4,000
ADMISSION
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  
MONEY MATTERS
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
$28,368
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ACADEMICS
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
CAMPUS LIFE
Boston Population 625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee  
Students in College Housing  
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Beacon
Sororities  
Fraternities  
STUDENTS
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