About UMass Boston

Today, more than 14,000 students and 900 faculty members compose the core of UMass Boston, while over 150 academic programs for undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree-seeking students offer limitless opportunities. The university’s urban location allows UMass Boston’s students, faculty, and staff to actively engage with and serve the community through academic programs like nursing and education, research into complex urban issues, and the creativity and innovation that come with a diverse student body and devoted faculty.

UMass Boston shares the Columbia Point peninsula with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Massachusetts Archives. The perimeter of the peninsula is part of the Boston Harborwalk, a multi-mile trail stretching from the border of Quincy along Boston Harbor to Charlestown. Columbia Point offers exquisite views of Boston Harbor, the skyline of the city of Boston, and the Boston Harbor Islands National Park.