60%

Acceptance Rate

1200 - 1390

SAT Range

26 - 31

ACT Range

University of Massachusetts (UMass) Admissions

Each year the University of Massachusetts looks for students who will bring their unique strengths and diverse talents to the UMass, Amherst campus. The admission process is pretty straightforward. The University attracts and recruits students from across the world. An individualised review of each application id done carefully and focus is put mainly on students' academic achievements, their overall personality, qualities which make them unique, and their motivation.

Follow these steps to ensure timely and accurate submission of your application:

Apply through the Common Application, unless you are a transfer student or a graduate student, in which case, you should register yourself on the official portal of UMass called 'The Spire', and apply directly through the university's official website here.

SAT Scores you need to get in

SAT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

1200 - 1390

Applicants Submitting SAT Percentage of Students submitting SAT Scores.

87%

SAT Reading 25th

600

SAT Math 25th

600

SAT Composite 25th

1200

SAT Reading 75th

680

SAT Math 75th

710

SAT Composite 75th

1390

Average SAT Score

1300

While making the admission decisions, University of Massachusetts-Amherst also takes the SAT scores of the applicants into consideration. It is important for students to note that SAT scores are mandatory in order to be considered for admission at the university. The average SAT score of the candidates who get accepted to UMA is 1290. However, even those applicants with SAT scores of 1190 or below could also be accepted in some cases. Notably, 89% of the applicants submit their SAT scores in order to be considered for admission to the university.

ACT Scores you need to get in

ACT Range The composite score range which the Institution consistently takes, below which admission should be considered a reach.

26 - 31

Applicants Submitting ACT Percentage of Students submitting ACT Scores.

22%

ACT Math 25th

NA

ACT English 25th

NA

ACT Composite 25th

26

ACT Math 75th

NA

ACT English 75th

NA

ACT Composite 75th

31

Average ACT Score

29

Candidates can also submit their ACT scores for securing admission to University of Massachusetts-Amherst. According to the latest data, the applicant should have an average ACT score of 29 to get accepted. It's worth noting that the composite ACT scores of the accepted applicants often fall in the range of 26-32. To be considered for admission by University of Massachusetts-Amherst, one needs to have a minimum ACT composite score of 26. Moreover, the submission of ACT scores is mandatory to be considered for admission. As many as 18% of the applicants submit their ACT scores for admission to the university, as per the latest information.

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Grade Points Average (GPA) The average high school GPA of the admitted students

3.7

Estimated GPA requirement to get into UMass is very high. A candidate must have an average high-school GPA of 3.73 on a scale of 4 (or typical high-school grades of A-) to get accepted.

Admission Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying

High School GPA

Required

High School Rank

Recommended

High School Transcript

Required

College Prep Courses

Required

SAT/ACT

Required

Recommendations

Required

When applying to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, these are requirements and student information that you need to provide:

A complete application includes the following material:

  • A complete Common Application
  • Official High School Transcripts (grades 9-11)

*First-term senior grades should be provided as soon as possible. The transcript must come from the high-school. Transcripts through the Common Application are preferred but can be e-mailed as well.

  • Official transcripts for all completed college coursework. Photocopies, student copies, or e-mailed electronic college transcripts are not acceptable.
  • SAT and/or ACT scores – sent electronically by the testing agency
  • Recommendations – Required
  • Application Fee ($80/-)

High School Unit Requirements

The minimum high-school subject matter requirements are as follows:

  • English: 4
  • Mathematics (Algebra II minimum): 4, including math in the senior year of high school
  • Natural Science (3 labs): 3
  • Social Science (one course in US history): 2
  • Foreign Language: 2 of the same language
  • Electives (from areas above, arts and humanities, or computer science): 2

Candidates applying for Engineering courses, Management courses, or the Computer Science major must have 4 math units including an advanced math course (such as pre-calculus, calculus or trigonometry). Applicants to the College of Engineering must also have chemistry and physics.

Architecture, Art, Dance, and Music

Candidates applying for architecture, art, dance, and music majors should contact the respective departments and should apply at the earliest to allow enough time for an audition or portfolio review. Students must have their admission application on file with Undergraduate Admissions before auditions or portfolio reviews will be scheduled.

English Proficiency Test Requirements

All non-native speakers of English seeking admission at UMass Amherst must demonstrate English language proficiency. The following are ways in which you can satisfy the English language proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL: A minimum composite TOEFL score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL with a minimum of 17 on each subscore
  • IELTS: A minimum composite IELTS score of 6.5 on the academic test with a minimum of 6.0 on each subscore
  • English education: Entire secondary education is at a school where English is the primary language of instruction
  • Unscripted interview: While not required for admission, all international students may choose to submit a third-party unscripted interview.

*Proof of English language proficiency based on one of the test scores must be less than 2 years old and must come to the Undergraduate Admissions department directly from the testing service.

Home-Schooled Applicants:

Home-schooled students are required to provide the University with proof of graduation in one of the following ways:

  • An official final transcript from the local school district.
  • An official final transcript from a home-school association or agency.
  • An official GED/HiSET score report.
  • An official college transcript(s) showing successful completion of 27 college credits

Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Oct

Application Fee Application fees may vary by program and may be waived for certain students. Please check with the school.

$80

Early Decision Deadline

None

Early Action Deadline

4-Nov

Offer Action Deadline

Yes

Offers Early Decision

No

Application Website

www.commonapp.org/

Accepts Common App

Yes

Accepts Coalition App

No

The application deadline for the Fall (September) semester are as follows:

  • First-Year Early Action - November 5
  • First-Year Regular Decision - January 15
  • Transfer - March 1

The application deadline for the Spring (January) semester is as follows:

  •  First-Year and Transfer - October 1

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

WomenMenTotal
Applied21,64620,04441,690
Accepted13,35811,62324,981
Acceptance Rate62%58%60%
Enrolled248925585047
Percentage of admitted who Enrolled (Admission Yield)19%22%20%

Admission Statistics

Applied

Women

21,646

Men

20,044

Total

41,690

Accepted

Women

13,358

Men

11,623

Total

24,981

Acceptance Rate

Women

62%

Men

58%

Total

60%

Enrolled

Women

2489

Men

2558

Total

5047

Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)

Women

19%

Men

22%

Total

20%

Credits Accepted

AP Credit

Yes

Dual Credit

Yes

Credit for Life Experiences

Yes

Many universities in the US incentivize students by helping them out to earn university credits by taking certain courses, which are available for them in high school. Here are the names of some of such popular programs: AP Credit, CLEP (Credit for Life Experiences), and Dual Enrollment (also known as Dual Credit). As far as policy for these credits is concerned, each university has a different one. The advantages of such programs include a shorter time to get a degree, increased chances of completing a degree, and a higher GPA. Students who want to avail CLEP and AP credits can visit the website collegeboard.org and request to submit the scores to the university of their choice.

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