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UMass Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UMass? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 23,403 out of 40,130 applicants or 58% were admitted making UMass a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of Massachusetts Amherst typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 20,891 19,239 40,130
Accepted 12,260 11,143 23,403
Acceptance Rate 59% 58% 58%
Enrolled 2,304 2,398 4,702
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 22% 20%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Massachusetts Amherst and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1115. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1285 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1200 1370
SAT Reading 600 670
SAT Math 600 700
ACT Composite 25 30
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >70%
1285 to 1370 Avg + 58%-70%
1200 to 1285 Avg - 45%-58%
1115 to 1200 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1115 Low <32%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Massachusetts Amherst. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Massachusetts Amherst was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UMass accepts 58% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 46% Good
3.50 to 3.75 32% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 5% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Massachusetts Amherst and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166629 IPEDS survey data for University of Massachusetts Amherst.



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