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University of Massachusetts-Boston Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Massachusetts Boston

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for University of Massachusetts Boston
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of Massachusetts-Boston and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #43 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,896 out of 10,507 applicants were admitted making University of Massachusetts Boston an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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University of Massachusetts-Boston SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for University of Massachusetts Boston
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for University of Massachusetts Boston
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1210

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Massachusetts Boston?

University of Massachusetts Boston typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Massachusetts Boston admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >84%
1205 to 1290 Avg + 75%-84%
1120 to 1205 Avg - 64%-75%
1035 to 1120 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 1035 Low <51%
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University of Massachusetts-Boston ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for University of Massachusetts Boston
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Massachusetts Boston
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Massachusetts-Boston?

Admission data indicates that University of Massachusetts-Boston regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Massachusetts Boston.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Massachusetts Boston admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >85%
23 to 26 Avg + 75%-85%
21 to 23 Avg - 66%-75%
19 to 21 Reach 56%-66%
Less than 19 Low <56%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

University of Massachusetts Boston has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

University of Massachusetts Boston admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,068 4,439 10,507
Accepted 4,632 3,264 7,896
Acceptance Rate 76% 74% 75%
Enrolled 987 894 1,881
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 27% 24%

Admission Requirements

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

University of Massachusetts Boston Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Massachusetts Boston
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=166638 IPEDS survey data for University of Massachusetts Boston.