May I ask about your Chancellors Merit scholarship? I happen to attend UMass Boston on the Chancellor’s scholarship as well, but for 10k per year. In state tuition is only 15k, and Chancellor’s only covers tuition not living expenses. In high school, I got a 1460 SAT, took 7 AP classes, and had strong ECs. I am stuck at this school because it was the only university I received any aid from. I got into the UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College my senior year of high school but a degree from my flagship school would have been 120k over the 4 years (no aid).
Are you out of state? In the event that you are, I would highly warn against this school. It’s been an absolute trap of an institution, and the Chancellor’s scholarship / honors college kept me stuck in here. UMass Amherst did not even accept some of my UMB credits (egregious). Beware of this school. I wouldn’t recommend it and I cannot wait to graduate. If you are interested in hearing more about the experience here I would be more than happy to provide you information. There is so much about this school that is hidden to lure you in. This place is a bureaucratic mess. “Improvements” aside, this school has a good 20 years before it can approach the level of organization and quality that its competitors have. It is glorified community college, and to be taking on an out of state debt load for that is unjustifiable.
Current UMass Boston Junior. You have been warned.