Profile: University of Massachusetts Boston

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  • Fall 9/5-12/22
  • Spring 1/22-5/18

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
3%Two or more races

Campus Profile

The University of Massachusetts Boston is Boston's only public research university. Its student body of more than 17,000 is one of the most diverse in New England. While Boston is attractive to many consumers of expensive private higher education, only UMass Boston is unequivocally committed to meeting the needs of students who want high-quality, university-level education that is also accessible, convenient, and affordable,in the extraordinary educational environment Boston has to offer.

Campus Location - The educational environment is enriched by its close proximity to the many historical and cultural sites in Boston, including the adjacent John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The campus sits on the scenic 177-acre Columbia Point, overlooking Boston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.

Helpful Information - Massachusetts has an excellent public transportation system and the Student Activities office offers discount passes for the transportation system (MBTA)as well as tickets to Boston events, games, museums and more.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology

Area Studies: African Studies, American Studies, Art Studies, Asian American Studies, Black Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Latin American Studies, Russian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance and Operation Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Mathematics, Music, Secondary Education, Spanish

Engineering: Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics

English: Classical Studies, Creative Writing, English, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, German, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Community Development, Geography, Urban Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Science, Nursing

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology

International Studies: International Relations

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Music, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Asian Religions and Culture, Ethics, Philosophy, Religion

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Technology: Information Technology

Closed Programs

Management requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 for admission and course approval by UMass Boston staff. Courses in education, physical education, and art require departmental approval. Math placement test is required for registration in math courses. No exchange available to other UMass campuses. Campus has no residence facilities.

Unique Academic Programs
Environmental Sciences

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/14/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance: $2,061 Year Plan A & B Optional
ID Card: $25 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Registrar's Service Fee: $10 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Registration Fee: $60 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: On June 6th, the Board of Trustees approved a 4.9% increase in tuition and fees for the campus. Also, some UMass Boston courses are offered through the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS), a self-supporting component of the university. CAPS course costs differ somewhat and CAPS courses are charged separately. Speak with Liliana or Robin before registering for any of these courses.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 002222

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Meal Plans Per Semester Notes About Meal Plans
While the university does not offer a meal plan, students can purchase and load money onto food cards offered through Sodexo, our dining services. Speak with Liliana or Robin for details.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.