|Admission Standards||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into UMass and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 26,895 out of 42,157 applicants were admitted making UMass a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent. University of Massachusetts Amherst typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Massachusetts Amherst is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1190|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||710|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1290|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Massachusetts Amherst?
University of Massachusetts Amherst typically prefers applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1390 and Above||Good||>75%|
|1290 to 1390||Avg +||64%-75%|
|1190 to 1290||Avg -||51%-64%|
|1090 to 1190||Reach||38%-51%|
|Less than 1090||Low||<38%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||31|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||29|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UMass?
Admission data indicates that UMass regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Massachusetts Amherst.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>75%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||64%-75%|
|26 to 29||Avg -||51%-64%|
|23 to 26||Reach||38%-51%|
|Less than 23||Low||<38%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Massachusetts Amherst?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UMass. 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. The school ranks #15 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UMass accepts 64% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
69% of University of Massachusetts Amherst freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||28%|
|Top 25% of class||69%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Bottom 50% of class||3%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||23%||21%|
Applicants have 115 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Massachusetts Amherst is $80.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Massachusetts Amherst and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
87% of students submit their SAT scores to UMass. 22% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
64% of those who apply are granted admission to UMass. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1190 and 1390. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 32. 22% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.