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About UMass Boston

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Year of establishment1964
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Also Known AsUMass Boston
Accepted Exams
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Total International Students2045
Size of Campus in acres120
Male/Female Ratio1.27
UG/PG Course Ratio1.59
Faculty/Student Ratio17
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 78 million
Scholarships1
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses8904 USD for 3 sharing (UG)
Meal expenses6180 USD (UG)
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Q:   How much is UMass Boston tuition fees for international students?

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The University of Massachusetts Boston fees for international students varies by program. The first-year tuition fees ranges from INR 7 L to INR 31 L. The below table has the first-year UMass Boston tuition fees for international students:

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (13 courses)

INR 24 L - 31 L

BA (36 courses)

INR 29 L - 30 L

MA (13 courses)

INR 30 L

MIM (4 courses)

INR 24 L - 30 L

BSc (14 courses)

INR 29 L - 30 L

BBA (2 courses)

INR 29 L - 30 L

MBA/PGDM (1 course)

INR 24 L

Others PG (10 courses)

INR 30 L

BE/BTech (6 courses)

INR 29 L - 30 L

MPA (1 course)

INR 30 L

MFA (1 course)

INR 30 L

BEd (2 courses)

INR 29 L

BJMC (1 course)

INR 30 L

MArch (1 course)

INR 24 L

PG Certificate (19 courses)

INR 7 L - 15 L

MSN (1 course)

INR 31 L

BSN (2 courses)

INR 29 L

UG certificate (1 course)

INR 30 L

Must check the Cost of Studying in the USA for International Students

 

Q:   Is the University of Massachusetts Boston a good school?

A: 

Umass Boston has been ranked #43 by US News in its best education schools’ category for 2023-34. The University of Massachusetts Boston is a nationally ranked public research university known for its student-centric teaching. Also, US News has ranked UMass Boston #234 out of 443 National Universities. Business/Commerce, Social Sciences, Psychology, Biology/Biological Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences are some of the popular courses offered by UMass Boston.

 

Q:   Is University of Massachusetts Boston expensive?

A: 

According to the UMass Boston, all international students are required to pay the UMass Boston Health Insurance fee. Apart from the tuition, students need to bear other additional costs for books and supplies, room and board, and living expenses. The approximate cost of attendance for first year full-time undergraduate international students is given in the table below.

Expenses

Cost

Tuition

USD 36,581

Mandatory Fees

USD 630

Student ID/One-Card

USD 75

Orientation

USD 178

Combined New Student

USD 533

Sub-total

USD 786

Total Cost of Attendance

USD 37,997

 

Q:   Is UMass Boston public or private?

A: 

UMass Boston is a nationally ranked public research university. It is known for its student-centered teaching, inclusive culture, and deep connections to the booming economy and rich civic life of Boston. There are more than 2,000 international students from more than 136 countries at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Also, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the university at #104 in the top public schools category in the US in 2019.

 

Q:   What are the best things to do on weekends as a student at UMass Boston?

A: 

A few of the things that the UMass Boston students can do over the weekends are:

  • Head into the Boston city and explore restaurants and shopping centers
  • Check museums. The Fine Art Museum is completely free as long as student has their id card
  • Visit John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum
  • Checkout Chinatown especially during the Chinese New Year festivities
  • On a long weekend, students can drive up to White Mountains in New Hampshire or go West to the Berkshires, etc.
 

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Q:   Does UMass give scholarships to international students?

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Federal and state grants are not available for international students. Also, merit scholarships are not available to international upcoming first-year students. However, a limited number of merit scholarships are available for existing students based on their academic performance. So, continuing students can apply for a limited number of scholarships based on their academic performance.

 

Q:   Does UMass Boston give merit scholarships to international students?

A: 

Candidates are automatically considered for merit scholarship aid for UMass Boston based on their admissions application. The office of undergraduate admissions inform recipients at the time of acceptance if they have been selected for one of these scholarships.

 

UMass Boston Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 60 - 100
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Spring15ᵗʰ Oct - 15ᵗʰ Dec 2024
Summer1ˢᵗ May 2024
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Q:   What is the deadline to apply to UMass Boston?

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UMass Boston Deadline for Undergraduate Admission

We have mentioned below the UMass Boston deadline for undergraduate admission:

Particular

Application Deadline

Regular Decision

Feb 15, 2024

Rolling Admission

Jul 15, 2024

Spring Semester

Dec 15, 2024

UMass Boston Deadline for Graduate Admission

We have mentioned below the UMass Boston application deadline for graduate admission:

Programs

Application Deadline

MS in Accounting

Fall – Jul 1, 2024

Spring – Nov 15, 2024

MS in Biology

Fall – Mar 20, 2024

Spring – Oct 15, 2024

MS in Computer Science

Fall – Jun 1, 2024

Spring – Nov 1, 2024

MS in Information Technology

Fall – Jun 1, 2024

Spring – Nov 15, 2024

MS in Nursing

Fall – Mar 31, 2024

Spring – Nov 15, 2024

MA in English

Fall – Jul 1, 2024

Spring – Dec 1, 2024

Check the UMass Boston Graduate Admission deadline pdf for more detail

UMass Boston Deadline for MBA Admission

We have mentioned below the UMass Boston MBA application deadline for international students:

Intake

Application Deadline

Summer

May 1, 2024

Fall

Jul 1, 2024

Spring

Nov 15, 2024

Also read: Study in the US: Which type of application deadline to choose?

 

Q:   How to apply for University of Massachusetts Boston admissions?

A: 

International students can apply for University of Massachusetts Boston admissions by submitting the online application through Common Application or the UMass Boston Application. Students are advised to submit the admission application before UMass Boston deadline.

Also read: When to Start Your Application Process to US Universities

 

Q:   How much is the application fee for UMass Boston international students?

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UMass Boston application fee for undergraduate applicants is USD 60. For graduate applicants, the application fee is USD 75. To submit the application, the applicants must meet all the requirements given below:

Undergraduate

  • An official high school record
  • Academic recommendation letter
  • 500-word essay
  • Test scores
  • English language proficiency scores

Graduate

  • Academic transcripts
  • English language proficiency score
  • Test scores (as applicable)
 

UMass Boston Popular Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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MBA/PGDM(5 courses)
INR 24 L
Duration1 year-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 79 - 90, PTE: 53 - 61
MS(13 courses)
INR 24 L - 30 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 79 - 90, PTE: 53 - 61
MIM(4 courses)
INR 24 L
Duration18-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 79 - 90, PTE: 53 - 61
B.A.(36 courses)
INR 29 L - 30 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, Duolingo: 100 & Above
PG Certificate(19 courses)
INR 7 L - 24 L
Duration9 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
M.A.(13 courses)
INR 24 L - 30 L
Duration18 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5
B.Sc.(14 courses)
INR 24 L - 30 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, Duolingo: 100 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(6 courses)
INR 29 L - 30 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, Duolingo: 100 & Above
Others PG(10 courses)
INR 24 L - 30 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5
MSN(1 course)
INR 24 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, PTE: 53 & Above
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Q:   What is the minimum GRE score for the University of Massachusetts Boston?

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For the University of Massachusetts Boston graduate admission, international students must submit their GRE score. The minimum GRE score required for graduate admission is 155+. Students can submit GMAT/GRE score to get admission to the university successfully. Some of the UMass Boston courses that do not require GMAT/GRE score for admission.

 

Q:   What is the University of Massachusetts Boston application fee for international students?

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International students have to pay the non-refundable UMass Boston application fees for undergraduate and graduate admission. We have mentioned the application fee below:

·      UG: USD 60 or INR 5,000.66

·      PG: USD 75 or INR 6,250.82

(USD 1 = INR 83.34)

International students can check the list of USA Universities with No Application Fees

 

Q:   What are the English requirements to get into UMass Boston?

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International applicants who wish to study at UMass Boston must meet the below English language requirements:

English Language Test

UG Admission Requirements

PG Admission Requirements

IELTS

6.0+

6.0 – 7.0

TOEFL

79+

79 – 100

PTE

NA

53 – 68

Duolingo

100+

100 – 120

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Q:   What are the requirements to get into UMass Boston?

A: 

Check below the UMass Boston requirements for international students to apply for undergraduate and graduate admissions:

UMass Boston Requirements for Undergraduate Admission

·      Submit official high school transcripts/or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, etc.)

·      Additional test score of ACT/SAT (unless applying with No Test Option)

·      Recommendation Letter (school-based counselor or teacher)

·      English Language Proficiency for non-native speakers of English

UMass Boston Requirements for Undergraduate Admission

·      Must complete a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline

·      A minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in academic

·      Additional test score of GMAT/GRE

·      Recommendation Letter

·      Submit SOP

·      English Language Proficiency for non-native speakers of English

Know more about the Requirements to Study in the USA for International Students

 

Q:   What GPA do you need to go to UMass Boston for MS in Business Analytics?

A: 

To get into UMass Boston MS in Business Analytics, the GPA that is required is 2.75 in all undergraduate work. The detailed admission requirements for this course are given below:

  • Official GMAT / GRE score
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of intent essay
  • English language proficiency score
 

Q:   Is UMass Boston good for an MS in Finance?

A: 

UMass Boston MS in Finance programme participates in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. Furthermore, the university’s MSF programme is STEM-designated. This means that international students who graduate from this programme can extend their 12-month OPT period by 24 months, thereby, allowing students to work in the US for up to 3 years after earning MSF degree.   

 

UMass Boston
Students Ratings & Reviews

3.7/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Friendly
  • Liberal
  • Academically oriented
Student Views
  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4
Part time work3.5
Post study jobs3.5
Quality of faculty3
Student Life4
Value for money3.5
Public transportation4.5
Safety3.5
Indian Food4
Permanent Immigration3.5
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MS Finance - Batch of 2025
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UMass is a fun university
Tips: I think students should know how to communicate because it's the most important thing that I came across. I didn't know anything about scholarships but Shiksha helped me with that. On a scale 1 to 10, I'll rate 8 for the university, course and country I'll rate 6 because of their health care system.
Likes (Indian Food): There are several Indian restaurants in Boston. But I prefer cooking at home as it is healthy and pocket-friendly. There are lots of Indian grocery stores, where we mostly get all the Indian vegetables as most vegetarian students that I know have no issue finding the food/vegetarian food they like.
Dislikes (Quality of faculty): Few of the professors are not from United States, therefore it becomes difficult to understand their accents. Otherwise, their experience in the particular field is what a student gets the most help from. We have post discussion every week, an assignment exam every 2 weeks, then weekly presentations and group presentations. And a mid term and final exam.
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It is just fine, not worth the amount of money I am paying. But just okay.
Tips: I have had a massive change in my personality. There is not a big cultural shift as all the masters' students are Indians, so you feel at home and don’t rely on getting international exposure a lot until you meet different people. I got a total of 4k off my tuition in terms of scholarship. Overall, the college and course is just fine.
Likes (Internships): Internships are not a lot, you can always make connections and talk to career services. You can also talk to alumni or your professors. There is, but there is a lot of fight seeing how bad the market is right now and how competitive the market is. All you can do is keep applying.
Dislikes (Indian Food): I usually go with what is the cheapest. Usually Uber eats have a lot deals on a daily basis where you can get buy1 get 1 and I am a non vegetarian so I have a lot of options for myself. For vegetarians, you might have options, but it would be less. Usually cooking by myself, but sometimes you can cheat
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UMass Boston Rankings 2024

B++Overall University Grade
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Business EconomicsC+
#126-150
Mechanical EngineeringC+
#451-500
#401-450
Business AnalyticsC
#81-90
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Q:   What is UMass Boston ranking in the world?

A: 

The University of Massachusetts Boston ranking is among the top universities in the world. According to QS World University raking 2024, the University of Massachusetts Boston world ranking is 801-1000, which is decline from 551-600 in 2023. The below table includes the world ranking of the university by major ranking providers:

Ranked By

2021

2022

2023

2024

QS - World University Ranking

651-700

651-700

551-600

801-1000

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking

201-250

201-250

191

NA

US News & World Report - Global Universities

445

417

487

NA

 

Q:   Which university is better for MS among Worcester Polytechnic Institute and University of Massachusetts Boston?

A: 

Both Worcester Polytechnic Institute and University of Massachusetts Boston are among the top universities in the world to study MS in the USA. We have compared them below in term of tuition fees and world ranking:

Universities

MS Tuition Fees

QS World Ranking 2024

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

INR 16 L

801-1000

University of Massachusetts Boston

INR 24 L - 31 L

801-1000

 

Q:   What is the UMass Boston ranking in CS?

A: 

According to US news & World Report ranking by subjects, UMass Boston ranks 62 for Computer Science. Students can also check the below table for more information about UMass Boston ranking in CS:

Ranked By

2021

2022

2023

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computer Science  [6]

93

81

85

Check the list of Top 20 Universities in the USA for MS in Computer Science 2023

 

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The University of Massachusetts Boston campus size is 120 acres. More than 16,000 call the university as their home. When it comes to the number of international students, more than 2,400 students are there at UMass Boston. For students, there are 100 student clubs, 18 Division III NCAA teams and m

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The University of Massachusetts Boston has a single campus only. The campus of UMass is located on Boston Harbor. UMass Boston size is 120 acres. This is a waterfront campus were more than 16,000 students call the university home. At the university, campus life is an important part of the college ex

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Some of the accommodation options at University of Massachusetts Boston for freshmen students are given as follows:

  • On-campus housing 
  • Homestay
  • Peninsula Apartments
  • Harbor Point Apartments 
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We have mentioned below the complete first year UMass Boston MS in CS fees for international students:

Fees components

Amount

Tuition & fees

INR 23,57,019

Insurance

INR 2,64,136

International Student Fee

INR 27,436

Total

INR 26,48,591

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International students are eligible for UMass Boston merit scholarship aid based on their admission application. Students can also explore financial support options through private loans available from private lenders and other financial institutions. For the University of Massachusetts Boston schol

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