Located in Boston, MA about 115 miles north of the Academy, UMass Boston is a waterfront campus overlooking the Boston Harbor Islands Recreation Area. UMASS Boston is one of 118 colleges and universities in the city. Part of the Commonwealth’s flagship university system, UMASS Boston opened in 1965 and moved to its current location in 1974. 16,000 students are enrolled at UMass Boston.
Military instruction is provided at nearby USCG Base Boston.
The Coast Guard’s affiliation with UMass Boston began in 2022
UMass Boston is a public research university with a dynamic culture of teaching and learning, and a special commitment to urban and global engagement. A vibrant, multi-cultural educational environment encourages a broadly diverse campus community to thrive and succeed. Distinguished scholarship, dedicated teaching, and engaged public service are mutually reinforcing, creating new knowledge while serving the public good of the city, the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.