Admissions & Financial Aid

International Students

International students study together in the UMass Boston Campus Center

Our location and Boston’s reputation in higher education attract many international students to our campus to earn college degrees.

Our students hail from more than 150 different countries around the globe. More than 2000 students study here on international visas. Our international student body has grown from 10% to 12% in the past three years.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is the most diverse public research university in New England. 

Our 177-acre waterfront campus is just minutes from downtown Boston. If you want to study in the most famous college town in the country, choose UMass Boston, one of the best values in higher education.

We are also one of fewer than 350 highly-ranked research universities in the U.S. At UMass Boston, you can be a co-discoverer of new knowledge with our world-class faculty and participate in an Honors College that challenges you to explore the world in unfamiliar ways.


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Majors, Minors, and Programs at UMass Boston

You can choose from more than 190 majors, minors, and programs in our 11 colleges. Read More 

Looking for a place to live?

Get in touch with the Office of Student Housing. Read More 

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We’re Among the Best

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