The University of Massachusetts Boston, also known as UMass Boston, is an urban public research university and the second-largest campus in the five-campus University of Massachusetts system.
The university is located on 177 acres (0.72 km2) on what used to be known as the Columbia Point peninsula in the City of Boston, Massachusetts, United States but became known as Harbor Point in the 1980s after development. UMass Boston is the only public university in Boston. Students are primarily from Massachusetts but also from other parts of the United States and from foreign countries.
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