University of Massachusetts-Boston Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is a wonderful school, with a dedicated staff in the Classics Department. It emphasizes active Latin learning, and gives excellent student teaching opportunities in the Boston area.
Save everything! I know you can go on-line and see all the transcripts, tuition statements, etc. online, but PRINT and KEEP copies for yourself. My experience as a student at UMB was amazing. I had some great professors, gained useful experience with hands-on research work, report writing, and clinical assessment skills. I still keep in contact with several of my professors and talk about these experiences in job interviews 5 years later. I felt at ease at UMass, taking classes with other people that really seemed to take classes seriously, many people working a job or two, raising a family, all while taking classes. Real people. BUT the administrative side of UMB is the worst. I graduated with honors, received awards at ceremonies, walked across the stage, only to be told a month later in a letter that I didn't have enough credits to graduate. I knew I had taken enough classes and when I went on-line to check, some credits were removed from my transcript, but luckily I had printed back-ups proving I had taken all the classes. Trying to talk to the registrar's office put me in tears (the woman straight up insulted me). I ended up talking to my school's dean and assistant dean and they were able to help me. It was a huge issue and after talking to others who graduated from UMB, they all had similar stories of administration issues causing delays in their graduation. Do I regret going to UMB? Not at all, I loved it. Would I keep hard copies of every little thing they sent me? Absolutely.