University of Massachusetts Boston


University of Massachusetts Boston

As Boston's only public research university, students receive an extraordinary educational experience at an incredible value. With 10 colleges offering more than 80+ academic programs of study, 100+ student organizations, and faculty performing consequential research, you'll be joining a vibrant learning community. And with Boston right in our backyard, UMass Boston students have front-row access to career opportunities, cultural events, dining, shopping, and much more.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First-year applicants are those who will have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent by they time they plan to enroll at UMass Boston. Students are encouraged to apply by the non-binding Early Action deadline of November 1st for priority scholarship and housing opportunity. The Regular Decision application deadline is March 1st.


UMass Boston is a transfer-friendly university, enrolling more than 2,000 transfer students annually. Any student who has earned post-secondary college credits should apply as a transfer applicant.

Additional Information

As Boston's only public research university, UMass Boston is committed to providing its students with an exceptional and affordable education. Financial Aid Services and the Merit Scholarship Office process over $160 million in financial assistance a year. Generous merit scholarships and need-based financial aid packages are available to qualified students. Students interested in need-based financial aid should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st to maximize their eligibility. Students should complete their admissions application by our early action deadline, November 1, for priority consideration for merit scholarships.

Visit us

There's no better way to get a feel for campus than to experience it yourself. UMass Boston offers visit opportunities Monday through Friday and select Saturdays. Let us know what you'd like to do to make the most of your time on campus. Schedule your visit today at

"Education is the indispensable tool for disrupting and overcoming the malaise of growing inequality—an ominous threat to the practice of democratic citizenship. In these times of great uncertainty, suffering, and economic upheaval… the University of Massachusetts Boston will endeavor to be the university of and for the city and the university of and for the times.”

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Chancellor
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Admissions office

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School location

100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125-3393, United States of America

Phone number

(617) 287-6100


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