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First-Year Freshmen

First-year freshman student sits by the harbor.

Thrive Here and Experience the World

More than 250,000 students call Boston home, and you can too.

At UMass Boston, you will have access to all the resources of a major research university at a public university price. Get a high-quality education at a tremendous value.

Contribute your own unique perspectives and experiences to our diverse university. Choose from 80+ majors and minors and enjoy stimulating conversations in and outside the classroom. UMass Boston is an inclusive community that will expand your thinking with:

  • 55% students of color

  • 60+ languages spoken on campus

  • 12% international students

  • 150 countries represented

Explore if this is the community for you:


Why UMass Boston?

Lydia Grasso '17 spent last summer in Cambodia, working with victims of sexual slavery.

Lydia Grasso

Lydia Grasso is here for a reason. She plans to pursue a career in human rights after graduation.

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