Academics at UMass Boston
The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus, with easy access to downtown Boston, is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Presidential Museum, the Commonwealth Museum and Massachusetts State Archives, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.
Part of the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.
LIFE AT UMASS BOSTON
Our diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinical studies and other career-related placements.
The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. Our faculty, research staff, and students foster imagination, creativity, and intellectual vitality. At UMass Boston, we expect and welcome divergent views, honoring our shared commitment to expanding, creating, and disseminating knowledge.
Making friends with other international students I met during orientation helped me adjust, but the big difference in feeling comfortable in this new culture happened when I became an orientation leader.
CAREERS AT UMASS BOSTON
UMass Boston graduates have the unique advantage of being in a city that is, on the one hand, at the forefront of technological and biomedical innovation, and, on the other, has a rich history of the arts and humanities. As such, your fellow alumni includes distinguished members of every field, including such luminaries as UFC President Dana White, politician Joseph Kennedy III, and Nobel Prize winner Roderick MacKinnon. You may also find financial success when they enter the job market—the mean starting salary of a UMass Boston graduate is $50,600.