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Admissions & Financial Aid

The University of Massachusetts Boston is one of fewer than 350 highly-ranked research universities in the U.S.

  • Be a co-discoverer of new knowledge with our world-class faculty
  • Participate in an Honors College that challenges you to explore the world in unfamiliar ways. 

We are the most diverse public research university in New England. Our 177-acre waterfront campus is just minutes from downtown Boston.

If you want to study in the most famous college town in the country, choose UMass Boston, one of the best values in higher education.

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UMass Named One of 100 Best Universities in the World

The University of Massachusetts is ranked No. 165 for its teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. Read More 

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UMass Boston Military Friendly

Victory Media named UMass Boston to its 2016 Military Friendly Schools® list, meaning it exhibits leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Read More 

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Honors College

Are you curious, ambitious, reflective, and independent-minded? UMass Boston's Honors College might be the perfect complement to your major. Read More 


Hear from students who said, "Yes, UMass Boston is the place for me. This is my first choice." Read More