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University of Massachusetts - Boston Overview

University of Massachusetts - Boston is a public institution situated in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Massachusetts - Boston Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$42,977 Avg Cost After Aid
79% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UMass Boston is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UMass Boston.
  • In <nil>, 62% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UMass Boston with a bachelor's degree make about $59,044 a year. That's 45% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is University of Massachusetts - Boston?


Contact details for UMass Boston are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone: 617-287-5000

How Do I Get Into UMass Boston?

You can apply to UMass Boston online at:

Admission Requirements for UMass Boston

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMass Boston?

79% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
21% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 79%, UMass Boston may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 21% of students accepted to UMass Boston submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Massachusetts - Boston  ( 530 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts - Boston  ( 530 to 640 )
UMass Boston received ACT scores from 2% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 34. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 30.

ACT English Scores for University of Massachusetts - Boston  ( 24 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts - Boston  ( 22 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Massachusetts - Boston  ( 24 to 30 )

Can I Afford University of Massachusetts - Boston?

$42,977 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMass Boston is $42,977. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UMass Boston, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $5,499 a year. That adds up to $21,996 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMass Boston is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Massachusetts - Boston Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,994 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,269 undergraduate students at UMass Boston, with 9,994 being full-time and 2,275 being part-time.


There are also 3,368 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,994 full-time undergraduates at UMass Boston, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Massachusetts - Boston students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,621
Black or African American 1,659
Hispanic or Latino 1,892
White 3,429
International Students 668
Other Races/Ethnicities 725

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at University of Massachusetts - Boston. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 106 countries are represented at UMass Boston. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Massachusetts - Boston

2,062 Took All Classes Online
4,150 Took At Least One Class Online
254.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 4,150 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMass Boston has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of UMass Boston

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Massachusetts - Boston was 254.0%. This is the #242 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UMass Boston regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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