|Admission Standards||Very High|
The acceptance rate at UMass is 65%. It ranks #30 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. UMass is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 26,335 out of 40,315 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent (SAT 1200/1390 ACT 27/32). University of Massachusetts Amherst typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.93. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The UMass application fee is $80 and applications are due by Jan 15.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Massachusetts Amherst. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 87% of students submitted SAT scores and 22% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1200|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||710|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1300|
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 24 percent of SAT test takers. 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. UMass ranks #14 in Massachusetts and #125 in the nation 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 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1390 and Above||Good||>76%|
|1295 to 1390||Avg +||65%-76%|
|1200 to 1295||Avg -||52%-65%|
|1105 to 1200||Reach||39%-52%|
|Less than 1105||Low||<39%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Massachusetts and #115 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Massachusetts Amherst.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>78%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||65%-78%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||55%-65%|
|25 to 27||Reach||44%-55%|
|Less than 25||Low||<44%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Massachusetts Amherst?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UMass. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Massachusetts Amherst was 3.93 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 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 65% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||19.8%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||21.0%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||5.7%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||2.5%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||0.6%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.1%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
75% 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||34%|
|Top 25% of class||75%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||20%||19%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were 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?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
65% 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 1200 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 27 and 32. 22% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.