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The only public research university in metropolitan Boston, located on Boston harbor, the University of Massachusetts Boston campus offers 199 academic programs through its 11 colleges.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic campus is located on the waterfront, next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. A student -centered “research university with a teaching soul,” UMass Boston boasts a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. 

Living in the UMass Boston Community

UMass Boston's 177-acre campus is just minutes from downtown Boston and overlooks the sparkling waters of Boston Harbor. Spend a few hours walking the halls, talking to current students, eating in the dining hall, and sitting by the water just soaking it all in.