Why Say “Yes” to UMass Boston

Just minutes from downtown Boston, we offer tremendous value in higher education, costing a fraction of what most private schools charge.

Learn about incredible academic opportunities, cutting-edge research, awesome professors, and current students who love UMass Boston.  Browse through our digital brochures to find out more about each college and the many students who have found success there.

All of these students said “Yes” to UMass Boston.  Find out what kind of story you could create here.

Susanna Ruiz standing in the hallway
Susana appreciates that UMass Boston is close to her home, affordable, and welcoming.

I love UMass Boston’s diversity, small class sizes, and how willing professors are to make themselves available to help students. Studying in a biochemistry research lab brings things to life at a microscopic level.

-Susana Ruiz, Chemistry Major, from East Boston, MA

Ashish  sitting in Campus Center
 “For years I have dreamed of working in the field of IT, and I finally feel I am pursuing something that has the power to change the world.

Ashish plans to become an applications developer and start his own firm one day.

 “UMass Boston helped me get over the culture shock I faced when I started attending classes.  It provided me a sense of community and gave me the confidence and courage to be more involved.”

-Ashish Ahuaja, Information Technology major in the College of Management, from Hyderabad, India


Amanda Spivey stands in front of a large abstract painting in the Campus Center
has met some of her best friends while working at her on-campus job at the bookstore. Before coming to UMass Boston, Amanda already had 18 IB credits and 12 AP credits that she was able to apply toward her Psychology degree and a Dean’s Scholarship to help finance her education.

I had never been to Massachusetts before coming to orientation! I wanted to go out-of-state.”

-Amanda Spivey, Psychology Major, from Tampa, Florida

Patrick, head shot in front of a bush.
As an Honors College student within the College of Liberal Arts, Patrick appreciates his full Chancellor’s Scholarship, which allows him to graduate without any college loans.  He’s performed in numerous plays and productions during his time at UMass Boston.

I met some of my closest friends and incredible professors and mentors.”

-Patrick McCarthy, Double Major in English and Theater Arts, from Marshfield, MA

Anh Phuong Le stands in front of a large medical device
 immigrated to the United States with her parents and two younger brothers.  Since then she has thrived by building strong relationships both at UMass Boston and in her local community.  Student Services staff have seen her grow into a “hardworking, outspoken, and caring individual who exudes confidence wherever she goes.”

-Anh Phuong Le, Bachelor of Nursing, from Vietnam

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