It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Massachusetts—Boston's ranking in the 2019 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 191.
The University of Massachusetts Boston, also known as UMass Boston, is an urban public research university and the third-largest campus in the five-campus University of Massachusetts system. The university is on 120 acres (0.49 km2) on the Columbia Point peninsula in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, United States. UMass Boston is the only public university in Boston. Students are primarily from Massachusetts but some are from other parts of the U.S. or different countries.