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So the overall impression I'm getting from parents here on why there are no Mass players playing for UMass, is that the school isn't good enough academically for their little bender. Sorry folks, those guys playing for BC, BU, and even NU, aren't playing there for the academics either. Nice try though.
My take having been through this from a hiring side, a full tuition paying parent at a wide range of schools.
Locally the funny one is the before Flutie (BF) and for a decade or so after, BC grads who walk around like they attended an Ivy caliber institution when back then it was basically Marquette University or Xavier or a Loyola - nice but no top 50 school. Now it's a slightly better than average school but not a great academic institution.
NU it's all about the internships and the professional programs - not deep in high thought but effective in getting a kid through and getting a kid a career. Not high powered academics but professional career path.
BU, it's whatever you make it. Typical wide ranging school where you can get through and keep going if that's your interest.
UMass - old people don't know it but certain programs are highly regarded and as a whole it's moving up. Business or engineering student from NU or UMass? Toss-up today
No skin in this game, but UMass is a highly regarded State University compared to the same in other States. Remember, they have a Medical School too
BC admitted class of 2025 has an AVERAGE SAT of 1495.
Harvard is the reach school
BC and BU are the nice to be admitted schools
NU is the safety school.
Then there's UMass.
Here you go: US News -
Harvard at # 2
BC at #35
BU at #42
NU at #49