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| UMass Boston in general sucks, first the school is old, it has a nice view with the ocean surrounding, but the buildings are like prisons. The Campus Center is really nice being that it was opened few years ago, but the school is COMPLETELY crowded. Since I started 3 years ago, every year they keep accepting another 1500+ students, but no new classroom are created... the cafeteria is extremely crowded most of the times, the library? even worse it's a hassle to find a place to study specially for people like me who can't study at home... It's harder to make friends because most students go to classes, finish and go home. Also, the school is really safe, I've been there for 3 years and only saw a small fight once in Freshmen year and that was about it in term of crime or public safety.|
A cool thing though is that it's really diverse, and the professors really care about your grade, at least most of them, most will give you second chance, or chances to improve your grade if your not doing well. The classes are NO JOKE, just because UMass Boston is not Harvard or ... MIT ect.. Don't expect any easy ride especially for Sciences, those classes are though.Lastly, the "One Stop Service" is there to help if ANYTHING you need help with, financial aid, questions, classes, letter from school ect... it's where you go if you have any issue or problem and it's designed to be really convenient, but those staff are completely ARROGANT, NON-HELPFUL, RUDE AND MEAN. There's about 7 staff working in one stop and out of them only one is nice which is the guy, all those ladies, (I'm not trying to be sexist) are completely assholes, when you go up to them for your issue, they don't say hi or welcome you in, even if you say hi, they always seem angry or upset or unwilling to help you, with the attitude of "you can just do that yourself through WISER", but their job is to help you, not tell you to go do it yourself.
|Nov 24 2011|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2014 |
| UMass Boston is a great school! This is college so nobody is going to hold your hand--you're expected to work your program as an intellectual adult. The immense diversity in classes and cultural backgrounds is a particular feature extremely appealing to me! Students from every corner of the world with various economic status go to this school (very good looking too ;-).|
The city of Boston is amazingly entertaining housing any entertainment you'd like: Italian, Irish, Hispanic, China town, American entertainment and hospitality districts for anyone in the world. The weather varies allowing a broad life in fashion and activities not possible in places like Florida and California.
The Professors are motivated, friendly and outgoing; most if not all have super-exceeded in their own education and are engaged in very high level of other activities in society. The infrastructure is fair (the main building is admirable) and there is a major renovation project under way which will make any one associated with this university proud. Water view and planes constantly fly above you.
In conclusion: Beautiful people from every corner of the world; great education; amazing city; great weather; a great school!John Rua
|Sep 15 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| Having chosen UMB as a commuter, little did I know that every morning I would have to pray that it would not rain and be high tide at the same time. Otherwise my small car would have to basicly float through eight inches of rain because the road floods since it is so close to the water. In addition, my first class was at eight o clock and I would leave my house by six. Having to get there an hour early is the only way to get a parking spot or else you are stuck driving in circles and will most likely miss your class. Also, the small classrooms are WAY too overpacked. Forget it if you are overweight, there is no way you will be able to squeeze through to the back of the room without knocking books off of desks and hitting some students with your backpack or purse. The only thing I did like was my professors. Maybe it was because I am used to high school teachers talking about hating thier pay and thier job but all of my professors so far have been great with the exception of one. ALSO, some of the faculty in the advising department are very helpful while others couldn't care less about you. I found it very discouraging that I couldn't take a class over the summer at Quincy College and felt they had no buisness asking me why I could get to Quincy over the summer but could not commute to UMB. You will graduate most likely debt free and with a good degree but in addition you will have lost all social skills because it is mandatory to be rude in the hallways if you want to get to where you are going on time. This school does have it's pros and cons but some days I wish I had gone to a regular school like most students, instead of a "glorified high school." |
|Jul 11 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |