University of Massachusetts - Boston

Location Boston
Established 1852
Famous For Top-ranked public research university


The University of Massachusetts Boston is one of the public research universities in the US that is located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1852 as Boston State College and is currently the third most diverse university in the United States. Being the only public research university in Boston, it attracts students from Massachusetts and other states as well, apart from international students.

The university offers various bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through its eleven schools and colleges. UMass Boston also operates certificate programs and other corporate, continuing and distance learning programs. The major fields of study at the university include arts and sciences, nursing and health sciences, education and human development, mathematics and much more.

Services for International Students

The university provides a wide array of resources and services to ensure that students live, learn and enjoy their university years. There are health and wellness services, including options for school insurance to gain access to University Health Services in the state and other parts of the country. Other recreational, academic and career advising services are also available through different divisions at the university.


  • 234th in the National Universities by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 30th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 118th in the Top Public Schools category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 359th in the US by Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2022
  • 581-590th in the world and 90th in the US by QS World University Rankings of 2023


The University of Massachusetts Boston provides on-campus and off-campus housing facilities to students in and around the campus. The on-campus housing is basically available for undergraduate students, with priority given to incoming first-time students. The housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to the students who wish to take up the option of staying in the residence halls of the university. 

About Location

Boston is the capital and also the largest city in Massachusetts and is a safe city for students to live and pursue higher education. The city offers a wide range of recreational and cultural activities that are perfect for the students as they can explore the various museums, theatres, galleries, and live music venues, apart from the outdoor spaces for jogging and relaxing. It is also known for its great food scene and has many restaurants, cafes, and food trucks offering various cuisines. All the great places in the city can be easily accessed by an excellent transportation system that includes buses, trains and subways. 

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