UMass Boston

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About UMass Boston

Empowering Each Other to Build a Better World

UMass Boston students don’t just attend classes.

Beacons are ready to tackle challenges in their careers, neighborhoods, and beyond. They rise to the occasion. They learn at the most diverse campus in New England, one that celebrates their identities and unique experiences.

UMass Boston students benefit from our commitment to teaching and research. They enjoy the beautiful oceanfront campus and the close proximity to downtown Boston, unlocking a world of opportunities. Learn more about how UMass Boston prepares students to create a more just, inclusive world.

A University for the Times

UMass Boston is entering a new era of world-renowned leadership, unprecedented expansion plans, and a renewed focus on equity and student success. We're the most diversity university campus in New England, and the third most diverse in the US. Learn more about our research, endowment, and plans for the future.

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Boston's Only Public Research University

Explore the mysteries of quantum theory, harness the power of lasers for electronic device improvement, and contribute to the advancement of autism education resources. UMass Boston provides you with unparalleled access to specialized programs and opportunities tailored to your field of study. With cutting-edge laboratories and expert faculty, students are encouraged to lead or collaborate on projects aligned with their passions, whether driving social equity or pushing scientific boundaries.

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By the Numbers

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majors and minors to choose from
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million in research funding per year
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We have students from all over the world. In fall 2020, international students from 136 countries were enrolled.
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Nearly 4,000 students graduated from UMass Boston in 2020. Popular programs are psychology, biology, and exercise and health sciences.
In fall 2020, UMass Boston had 16,259 students. Our Honors College serves 692 students who enjoy a challenge.
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Diversity & Inclusion

UMass Boston takes pride in being the third most diverse college campus in the country. We provide a variety of resources and training to ensure a welcoming and safe environment for all. Check out our programs and events. 

Learn About Our Diversity & Inclusion Efforts

Who We Are

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of new students identify as BIPOC
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of students speak two or more languages
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of new students are Pell-Grant eligible
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Waterfront Campus in Boston

What’s better than living in Boston, one of the best college towns in the country? Enjoy studying on 120 acres of waterfront property that overlooks the city and Boston Harbor. Our campus shuttles and convenient public transportation options mean downtown Boston is just minutes away. You’ll be able to work in and explore this dynamic and historic city.