University of Massachusetts-Boston Reviews

3.14 out of 5 stars
(12 Reviews)
  • Boston (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $33,966
89% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 12 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
aworkshard - 2/11/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021
"Worst professors and they do not resolve the issue of professors improperly grade a student, while the blackboard grading is above passing and the student is given a failing grade in wiser ruining their lives along with their GPA as if schooling is not hard enough. I wouldn't waste your time on this school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lourdes - 1/21/2020
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019
"Do not enroll in this program. They are unable to contract with your clinical location even when it is a 100% guarantee. You waste time and money and there are clueless in streamlining the process or communicating with you or clinical sites. I regret the semester I wasted with them, if you are out of state then save yourself the headache."
2.0 out of 5 stars
OZ - 11/6/2019
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2004
"The experience with UMass Boston is not positive nor encouraging whether it was 15 years ago or even today. I was working full time while was in the graduate school majoring Computer Science during 2001-2004. The school office and services were quite selective to whom they want to help. I remember one semester I tried to apply some support and the office secretary questioned me why my grade was not high (I was at B's not in A class). Her tone made me feel so embarrassing and I would never for get that tone. This week I called the UMass Boston Alumni Office upon their notification in a recent letter to update my profile. After the office asked and updated all my information then told me (friendly) a new year book coming out soon with school cap and Tee. I was glad initially and decided to buy the package, but when I learned it priced at $259 I changed mind. The Office said nothing but hang up the phone right away. What a cold and salesman face they showed to an alumni who does not buy anything from them. Now they have all my personal information, not sure how they are going to do with it in business. If anyone read this review and have whether similar or opposite experience, please share it. Hopefully it was just my bad luck."
5.0 out of 5 stars
SMC - 3/28/2019
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2017
"I arrived at Umass Boston in 2016 when the new building, University Hall, which houses the art department, had just opened. These state-of-the-art facilities and talented faculty provided fertile ground for my undergraduate education. I was able to enjoy the creative and rigorous selection of art history classes, on subjects ranging from American women photographers to materials, materiality and meaning in art. Studio classes were also great, and were led by experienced faculty of professional artists in domains such as printmaking, video, painting, drawing, and photography. One thing which stood out to me and which underscores my high level of enthusiasm for the school, and my program in particular, is the support and friendliness among students, staff and faculty. We often had conversations to talk about topics of study, themes in classes, which were fun and lively and enriching. Furthermore, what I truly was grateful for was that faculty were responsive to the motivation I came to the table with. I expressed enthusiasm and commitment to the topics of study I enrolled in, and was given opportunities based on that, ranging from work-study in the new university gallery, to an internship with a professional artist, to a travel abroad scholarship at the end of my studies. I think that leads me to my final and main point to anyone thinking about the art program at UMass: there are scores of great opportunities at your disposal. They are often unexpected but they happen when you put your best foot forward in your work."
1.1 out of 5 stars
International Student - 2/14/2019
Degree: MBA in Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2018
"Worst University for International Students. First they Fraud by enrolling students in Navitas, and they do not provide good career service and international help support due to lack of staff. ISSS office is worst. They just need money. Please do not scam international students"
4.2 out of 5 stars
Beacon of Hope - 3/2/2017
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of Massachusetts Boston is the type of place that student feel welcomed and will call home although it is a commuting school. Faculty, students, and visitors share a common interest in each other and attaining accomplishment within the University. No matter what type of guidance students are looking for they can find it at the University of Massachusetts Boston. It is remarkable for a commuting university to have this affect on its students, staff, visitors.I would definitely recommend this University to students who are looking for strong social connections along with a high quality education."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Kelsey Buchanan - 2/21/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"With a hop, skip, and a jump to enter the heart of Boston, University of Massachusetts Boston is in the perfect location for tons of networking opportunities. I was able to learn on a small peninsula segregated from the city, but yet have all the opportunities that city living has to offer. Being able to pick my internship from a handful of state of the art businesses in Boston left me with no doubt in my mind that I would be ready for a career upon graduation. The professors thrived in helping their students achieve their career goals, as they are mostly employees of these businesses previously mentioned. You will never find a shortness of networking opportunities at University of Massachusetts Boston, thats for certain! Also, another reason I loved UMASS Boston was because it is the only public college institution in Boston. Not only did the university provide me with endless opportunities, but it was extremely affordable as well. Upon admission, I was personally contacted my financial services and offered information on scholarships and financial aid. There were endless seminars to attend as well to learn more about how to afford your college education. I received advice from several different offices that were readily available every time I called. I was never put on an hour long hold, hung up on, or told I would be called back and was left waiting for countless hours. Overall, I would say UMASS Boston is a great quality school. I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about a college degree."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Melissa Goddard - 9/27/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2012
"As a mother of two young boys who needed work full time to support my family, the online classroom was the only feasible way for me to obtain my degree. Great faculty support and flexible class times allowed me to successfully complete the required assignments. Technical support was also provided and was always available to assist with any technical difficulties I experienced."
4.7 out of 5 stars
JayJ - 7/20/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2011
"The nursing program at Umass Boston is tough however, the professors are very helpful and they want you to succeed. I learn a lot and I felt well prepared for the NCLEX. The simulation lab was also very helpful to prepare me for the real world of nursing."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Greg K. - 9/29/2015
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2008
"Great, non-traditional school with a diverse student population. Lot's of continuing education students, who I thought were great as they were there on their own dime and worked hard to do well."