University of Boston-Massachusetts (UMass) is a public university with the main campus located only minutes away from downtown Boston, and is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library and Presidential Museum. UMass Boston is “nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities,” according to their main website.
In terms of size, University of Boston-Massachusetts has 9,176 full time students and 6,278 part time students. The students at UMass get more assistance due to the student teacher ratio being 15-1.
UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. As found on the school’s website, UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 80 undergraduate programs and 110 graduate programs. More than 100 student organizations including clubs, literary magazines, newspaper, radio station, art gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams.
Famous alumni of UMASS Boston include Paul M. English (B.A. and M.S. in Computer Science), co-founder and CTO of Kayak.com and Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter. In addition, UMass Boston is mentioned in Martin Scorsese’s 2006 film, The Departed, and the exterior of the campus is highlighted at the beginning of the film.University of Boston-Massachusetts
Main Campus Location: 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
Student to faculty ratio: 15 to 1
Average Class Size: Fewer than 20