The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) is the ONLY public university in the Boston area. It is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston.
UMB is ranked #109 Top Public Schools according to the US News and World Report. UMB’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s nine colleges and schools offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs.
UMB’s 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, clinicals, and other career-related placements.