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Boston, Massachusetts
About UMass Boston
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Enrollment: 16,146
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 694,583
Climate: 2°C - 27.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #227
International Student Rate: 10.7%

UMass Boston, in America’s most celebrated college city, combines the resources of a major research university and the accessibility of a public institution. With 11% of the student body representing 150+ countries speaking 60+ languages, UMass Boston is truly global.

Why UMass Boston

In addition to over 65 courses of study and a prestigious Honors College, UMass Boston gives you access to hands-on learning, career opportunities and a strong alumni network.

  • #109 Top Public School—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • #153 Business Program—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • Tier 1 Global MBA Rankings—CEO Magazine, 2018
  • 16:1 student: faculty ratio
  • 500+ companies recruit on campus
  • Famous alumni include Twitter founder Biz Stone, UFC President Dana White, Maine governor Janet Mills and Congressman Joseph Kennedy II
Stay Active, Stay Connected
  • 100+ student clubs, honor societies and sports
  • Freshman Leadership Institute to develop your leadership skills
  • Activities and fitness facilities include team sports, Beacon Fitness Center, a swimming pool, free kayaking and sailing
Boston: Where History Meets Tech

One of the oldest cities in the United States., the picturesque “college town” of Boston is an important part of American history. Home to 35 colleges and universities, the Massachusetts capital is an international leader in education, medical research, tech and finance.

Weather & Climate

Part of the New England region, Boston experiences all four seasons—hot summers, cold winters with snowfall, a mild spring and colorful autumn.

Around Boston
  • Walk the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile journey through American history
  • Catch a concert, stand-up comedy show, or theater production in the Theater District
  • Watch the Red Sox play in historic Fenway Park and the Bruins and Celtics at the TD Garden
  • Explore the Museum of Fine Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Public Library and Harvard Square

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
I'm looking forward to
Undergraduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Education and Human Development

Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings

Middle/Secondary Education (Minor)

College of Liberal Arts

Africana Studies

American Studies


Archaeology and History


Asian Studies

Classical Languages

Classical Studies


Criminology and Criminal Justice



Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy



Human Services

International Relations


Labor Studies

Latin American and Iberian Studies



Philosophy and Public Policy

Political Science


Social PsychologySociology


Theatre Arts

Women’s and Gender

College of Management

Information Technology

- Business Intelligence

- Computer Forensics

- Information Architecture

- System Administration


- Accounting

- Entrepreneurship

- Finance

- International Management

- Leadership and Organizational Change

- Management Information Systems

- Marketing

- Supply Chain and Service Management

College of Science and Mathematics




Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Physics

Information Technology



McCormack School of Policy and Global Studies

Global Aging and Life Course Studies

School for the Environment

Community Development

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Popular Minors and Special Programs

Asian American Studies Program


Clean Energy

Creative Writing






Professional and New Media Writing

Dates & Costs

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Boston, Massachusetts
About UMass Boston
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Enrollment: 16,146
Setting: Urban
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 694,583
Climate: 2°C - 27.4°C
U.S. News Rank: #227
International Student Rate: 10.7%
"I meet and interact with incredible people from all different parts of the world every day on campus."
Ana Carolina de Araujo - Brazil , College of Science and Mathematics
"Under the mentorship of highly accomplished UMass Boston faculty, I am preparing for a career in biomedical research."
Timothy Musoke - Kampala, Uganda , Biochemistry | College of Science and Mathematics
"I'm getting an exceptional education for a great value. I couldn't be happier to be here."
Chantelle Taylor - Las Vegas, NV , College of Management; Honors College
“Making friends with other international students I met during orientation helped me adjust, but the big difference in feeling comfortable in this new culture happened when I became an orientation leader.”
ASHISH AHUJA - India , College of Management, Information Technology
“We worked hard to build a soccer program that is well respected and one of the top ranked teams in the U.S. It makes me proud to participate and be recognized.”
GIOVANNI LIMA - Brazil , College of Management, Marketing Concentration; Communication
“I have always wanted to live in boston. It is a vibrant city that offers a lot of opportunities for college students.”
NURCIN CELEBI - Worcester, MA , Psychology, BA/MBA 5-year program | College of Liberal Arts; Honors College
“Generous financial aid and merit scholarships gave me the opportunity to be the first in my family to go to college. it is a dream come true.”
GEORGES LAURENT - Somerville, MA , Communication | College of Liberal Arts