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| I am a biology and psychology BS student at UMass Boston (UMB). Having performed well academically in high school, I wanted a school that would facilitate scholarship and academic growth. UMass Boston was not my first choice when selecting a university. I applied and was accepted into Northeastern University, Boston University, MCPHS, and Stonehill College. I had originally chosen UMass because it is in the city and offers relatively inexpensive tuition and fees. However, after being at UMB for two years I can honestly say he school has a lot more to offer than just a low price tag. |
The faculty as UMB is incredible. Many of my professors truly encourage their students to investigate and explore for themselves. I was invited into research labs on campus in my first year because many of the instructors want to nurture and guide your personal acquiescence of knowledge. Many of my instructors teach at Harvard, MIT, Northeastern and Tufts. Yes, there are going to be exceptions, but I challenge those naysayers to find any higher education institution without a poor quality professor. In general, I can truthfully say I?ve enjoyed all of the professors I?ve had thus far.
Another factor I consider to be one of UMass Boston?s strengths are the students and opportunities on campus. I am a member of the Honors Program, which offers individualized advising and a special intensive curriculum. Along with the Honors program there are many student clubs and organizations on campus: Model United Nations, Habitat for Humanity, LGBT, Christian club and many more. All of the clubs and organizations include passionate students within a fostering environment.
UMass Boston is growing rapidly. With around 16,000 students this 2012 academic year, the school is implementing its strategic plan which includes the building of a state-of-the-art science complex, new academic buildings, roadways, and dormitories. UMass Boston is an excellent school with incredible people and I hope you include it as a strong candidate in your college search/choice.
|Sep 15 2012|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2015 |
| If you're the type of person who could care less about student/campus-related activities and just want to focus on acquiring a higher education than I would recommend UMass Boston to you. The school prides itself on being the city's only public four year university. It's a very down-to-earth, working-class kind of school. With that said, many of the students are hard-working individuals who are determined to get their respective degrees. UMB has far fewer snobby, trust-fund rich kids that generally make up Boston's college student population. The courses are nevertheless challenging and one should not expect an easy ride here. |
|Feb 19 2012|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| 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 |