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UMass Boston Student Life

UMass Boston is on a 120-acre campus in an urban setting in Boston, Massachusetts. There are many activities and organizations for UMass Boston students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UMass Boston does not have fraternities or sororities.

UMass Boston has a thriving Student Arts and Events Council. In fact, more students participate in Student Arts and Events Council than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UMass Boston include Haitian Student Association, Golden Key Honor Society, Campus Kitchens and Mass Media.

UMass Boston students' favorite campus traditions are Convocation, Commencement and Fall and Spring Festivals.

Does UMass Boston offer student housing?

UMass Boston offers housing.

Most UMass Boston students live off campus. In 2021, 2% of undergrads at UMass Boston lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 98% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UMass Boston. There are 1,000 spots available in on-campus housing for all 12,871 undergraduates.

UMass Boston offers coed housing and .

Is UMass Boston Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Massachusetts Boston is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UMass Boston campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

UMass Boston offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Additionally, UMass Boston has crime prevention program, bicycle patrols.

Plan a Visit to UMass Boston

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UMass Boston, take Interstate 93 to Boston, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UMass Boston's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UMass Boston Students

58%

Women

42%

Men

80%

Full Time

20%

Part Time

94%

In State

6%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

34%

18%

18%

15%

7%

4%

4%

0.11%

0.02%

Undergraduate Students

12,871

Graduate Students

3,388

Non-Resident / International Students

902

UMass Boston Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

16,259

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,677

Out-of-State

$35,139

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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