University of Massachusetts Boston

United States

About the University

Massachusetts University Boston, also known as UMass Boston, is an urban public research university and the third largest campus in Massachusetts ' five-campus system. The college is in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on 120 acres (0.49 km2) on the Columbia Point peninsula. UMass Boston is Boston's only public college.

The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as certificate programs and a program for corporate, continuing and distance learning.

UMass Boston has 11 schools and colleges: the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Mathematics, the School of Environment, the College of Management, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the College of Public and Community Services, the College of Education and Human Development, the John W. McCormack School of Political Studies and International Affairs, the School of Global Inclusion and

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges accredits UMass Boston. The College of Management is also accredited by the Association for Advance Collegiate Business Schools (AACSB), and the College of Nursing and Health Services is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission and the Massachusetts Registration Board of the Commonwealth of Nursing. The Accreditation Commission for Marital and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) accredits the Family Therapy Program. UMass Boston is a member of the Graduate Schools Council and the Northeastern Graduate Schools Association. UMass Boston is part of the Collaborative of Greater Boston Urban Education.



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Campus Life

The University of Massachusetts Boston, also known as UMass Boston, is a university of urban public research and the third largest campus in Massachusetts ' five-campus system. The university is in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on 120 acres on the Columbia Point peninsula.

Student life

The free, student-run and sponsored newspaper from UMass Boston is The Mass Media. The yearbook, Watermark arts and literary magazine, and the weekly satire journal The Beacon are other student publications. UMass Boston also owns and operates the 24-hour, free, non-commercial radio station WUMB-FM (91.9), which broadcasts folk music programs and publishes the award-winning Commonwealth Journal for community and cultural affairs.

Undergraduates at UMass Boston are governed by the Undergraduate Student Government including the Undergraduate Student Senate, the USG President's Executive Office, and the USG Chief Justice Office. The Graduate Student Assembly serves the graduate students at UMass Boston. The Graduate Employee Organization / UAW Local 1596—UMass Boston Branch represents the graduate student employees (teaching assistants, research assistants, and administrative assistants) at UMass Boston.

Also the university has a large recreation system on the waterfront. The Marine Operations Division manages the coastline of the university which funds services for recreational and environmental learning. Full-time sailing lessons and boat rentals, paddleboards, kayaks and harbor cruises are provided to students of Umass Boston. The U-Sea Fund Grant for UMass Boston Faculty has recently been created by Marine Operations, who are interested in developing a classroom dimension around our ocean climate. Marine Operations will work in conjunction with B&G Boating in Boston to deliver a youth sailing camp up to the age of 18 as of summer 2011. Boating in Boston has been working in other places for years and has shown considerable interest in the great waterfront of UMass Boston.

The primary programs of the UMass Boston Department of Athletics are intercollegiate athletics, intramurals and recreation for students, staff and faculty. The department offers 18 varsity sports and is a member of Division III of the NCAA. UMass Boston, known by its nickname, has teams competing in the ECAC, the Little East Conference, and ECAC East Ice Hockey. The Beacons have been honored 93 times in seven sports as All-Americans. Four NCAA team championships and 38 individual NCAA championships are won by the women's indoor and outdoor track & field teams. The National Consortium for Academics and Sports named the Department of Athletics at UMass Boston for community service for the first time in the country between 1999 and 2006.

National student societies or professional organizations with active chapters at UMass Boston include Alpha Lambda Delta, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American College of Democrats, Delta Sigma Pi, Free the Children, Golden Key International Honour Society, National Student Nurses Association, Phi Delta Epsilon, Public Interest Research.


  • Panayiota Bertzikis-Humanitarian.
  • Lenny Clarke-comedian/actor.
  • Juana Matias-state representative.
  • Kelly Overton-animal rights activist.


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