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Beacons

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We are Boston. Study at Boston’s only public research university. We are made for you. Find your community or blaze your own path. We are for the common good. Tackle the issues that matter most. We are leading the way. Pursue research and learning that impact real people. We are future focused. Make an investment in your future – we’re here to see that it pays off. We are Beacons.

We are Boston. Study at Boston’s only public research university. We are made for you. Find your community or blaze your own path. We are for the common good. Tackle the issues that matter most. We are leading the way. Pursue research and learning that impact real people. We are future focused. Make an investment in your future – we’re here to see that it pays off. We are Beacons.

LIVE, LEARN, AND PLAY IN BOSTON.

What happens here prepares you for what happens next. Your future. And finally realizing your dreams. Imagining your future here is a lot easier once you get a feel for the place. So let’s get started.

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LEARN WITHOUT BOUNDARIES.

LEARN
WITHOUT
BOUNDARIES.

Academics

Academics

WE ARE
LEADING
THE WAY.

The Princton Review Names A Best College in the NortheastBest Colleges by US News - National Universities 2021

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2020 research funding as the only public research university in Boston
  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Classical Languages
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
  • French
  • History
  • Human Services
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Labor Studies
  • Latin American and Iberian Studies (Spanish)
  • Music
  • Philosophy and Public Policy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings
  • Sport Leadership and Administration
  • Exercise and Health Sciences
  • Nursing (Traditional)
  • Nursing (Accelerated-online)
  • Nursing – RN to BS (online)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Management
    • Accounting (Concentration)
    • Entrepreneurship (Concentration)
    • Finance (Concentration)
    • International Management (Concentration)
    • Leadership and Organizational Change (Concentration)
    • Information Systems and Business Analytics (Concentration)
    • Marketing (Concentration)
    • Sport Business (Concentration)
    • Supply Chain and Service Management (Concentration)
  • Information Technology
  • Community Development
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Global Affairs (online)
  • Global Aging and LIfe Course Studies

Be part of something extraordinary. UMass Boston’s Honors College welcomes students who seek to explore the world in unfamiliar ways and tackle society’s greatest challenges.

Earn Your Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in as Few as Five Years.

We offer students the opportunity to accelerate their education and earn their graduate degree in several of our programs.

Academics

PURSUE
YOUR
INTERESTS.

The Princeton Review Names A Best College in the Northeast

Best Colleges by US News - National Universities 2021

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  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Classical Languages
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
  • French
  • History
  • Human Services
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Labor Studies
  • Latin American and Iberian Studies (Spanish)
  • Music
  • Philosophy and Public Policy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings
  • Sport Leadership and Administration
  • Exercise and Health Sciences
  • Nursing (Traditional)
  • Nursing (Accelerated)
  • Nursing – RN to BS (online)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Management
    • Accounting (Concentration)
    • Entrepreneurship (Concentration)
    • Finance (Concentration)
    • International Management (Concentration)
    • Leadership and Organizational Change (Concentration)
    • Information Systems and Business Analytics (Concentration)
    • Marketing (Concentration)
    • Sport Business (Concentration)
    • Supply Chain and Service Management (Concentration)
  • Information Technology
  • Community Development
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Global Affairs (online)
  • Global Aging and LIfe Course Studies
Earn Your Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in as Few as Five Years.

We offer students the opportunity to accelerate their education and earn their graduate degree in several of our programs.

Life

Life

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We Are Made For You.

The UMass Boston student experience is uniquely you. Pursue your interests in over 100 clubs and organizations. Stay fit with 18 Division III Varsity Athletic teams, intramurals and club sports, free kayak rentals, and our Beacon Fitness Center. Explore Boston through free boat tours, and discounted tickets to the New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Zoo New England, movie tickets, professional sport outings, theatrical productions, Duck Tours, MBTA tickets (subway), and more.

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We are made for you.

The UMass Boston student experience is uniquely you. Here you’ll find 100 clubs and organizations, 18 Division III Varsity Athletic teams, intramurals and club sports, free kayak rentals, and our Beacon Fitness Center. Explore Boston through free boat tours, and discounted tickets to a number of local attractions.

Diversity

Diversity

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We are for the common good.

You’ll find that Beacons are a truly unique group. At Boston’s public research university, we welcome and celebrate students from all backgrounds. ​​We’re ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #36 in the nation for social mobility, and are recognized as a “First-Gen Forward” institution.

3rd most diverse university in America

12,871 undergraduate students

136 countries represented

55%+ are first-generation college students

66% non-white (14% Asian, 17% Black, 18% LatinX)

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Diversity

We Are For the Common Good.

You’ll find that Beacons are a truly unique group. At Boston’s public research university, we welcome and celebrate students from all backgrounds. ​​We’re ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #36 in the nation for social mobility, and are recognized as a “First-Gen Forward” institution.

3rd most diverse university in America

12,871 undergraduate students

136 countries represented

55%+ are first-generation college students

66% non-white (14% Asian, 17% Black, 18% LatinX)

Housing

Housing

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We Are Your New Home.

We’re committed to supporting your education, and that includes creating a great environment in which to live and learn. From waterfront living in our recently built on-campus residence halls to connecting you with nearby off-campus housing, UMass Boston’s housing staff support you from freshman year through senior year.

On-campus Housing and Residential Life

Many freshman students choose the on-campus residence halls to have instant access to the coastline and campus, not only for classes, but for resources, clubs, and activities. Meet new friends; hang out or study together whenever you want. Feel safe 24/7 with live-on professional staff and campus security available around the clock. And with quick access to the T, the entire City of Boston is at your fingertips.

Office of Off-Campus Living

Many UMass Boston students choose to live in apartments next to or nearby the campus. Thousands more live just a few subway stops away. The Office of Off-Campus Living is home for all of your needs in order to conduct a successful search for off-campus accommodations, find a roommate and learn to be a successful commuting Beacon! Off-Campus Living provides resources and information to take the worry out of your housing search.

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Housing

We Are Your New Home.

We’re committed to supporting your education, and that includes creating a great environment in which to live and learn. From waterfront living in our recently built on-campus residence halls to connecting you with nearby off-campus housing, UMass Boston’s housing staff support you from freshman year through senior year.

On-campus Housing and Residential Life

Many freshman students choose the on-campus residence halls to have instant access to the coastline and campus, not only for classes, but for resources, clubs, and activities. Meet new friends; hang out or study together whenever you want. Feel safe 24/7 with live-on professional staff and campus security available around the clock. And with quick access to the T, the entire City of Boston is at your fingertips.

Office of Off-Campus Living

Many UMass Boston students choose to live in apartments next to or nearby the campus. Thousands more live just a few subway stops away. The Office of Off-Campus Living is home for all of your needs in order to conduct a successful search for off-campus accommodations, find a roommate and learn to be a successful commuting Beacon! Off-Campus Living provides resources and information to take the worry out of your housing search.

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We Are Transforming.

Our 120 acre peninsula campus features a newly redesigned 5 acre central quad. The dynamic and accessible green space includes a central plaza, tiered lower and upper lawns with an overlook, and a picnic grove for the campus community to enjoy.

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We Are Transforming.

Our 120 acre peninsula campus features a newly redesigned 5 acre central quad. The dynamic and accessible green space includes a central plaza, tiered lower and upper lawns with an overlook, and a picnic grove for the campus community to enjoy.

Get an extraordinary education at a great value.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

A UMass Boston education is affordable and within your reach.

Financial assistance is available in a variety of forms, including merit scholarships, grants, a payment plan, work‑study, and student loans.

Financial aid counselors are available to help answer questions and assist in creating a financial plan.

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Get an
extraordinary
education…

…at a
Great Value

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

A UMass Boston education is affordable and within your reach.

Financial assistance is available in a variety of forms, including merit scholarships, grants, a payment plan, work‑study, and student loans.

Financial aid counselors are available to help answer questions and assist in creating a financial plan.

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Available in financial aid to undergraduate students.
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More than 1,500 students work on campus.
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New first-year and transfer students receiving a merit scholarship.

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