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University of Massachusetts-Boston Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Massachusetts Boston

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
80%
Admission Difficulty for University of Massachusetts Boston
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into University of Massachusetts-Boston and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of Massachusetts-Boston is 80%.  It ranks #47 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Massachusetts Boston is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 11,178 out of 14,029 applicants were admitted.

University of Massachusetts Boston typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.35. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of Massachusetts-Boston application fee is $60 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Massachusetts Boston. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

University of Massachusetts-Boston SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for University of Massachusetts Boston
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for University of Massachusetts Boston
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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University of Massachusetts-Boston ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for University of Massachusetts Boston
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for University of Massachusetts Boston
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

University of Massachusetts-Boston GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.35
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Massachusetts Boston?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into University of Massachusetts-Boston. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Massachusetts Boston was 3.35 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #38 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.35 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Massachusetts-Boston accepts 80% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Massachusetts Boston students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 13.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 10.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 15.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 19.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 25.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

77% of University of Massachusetts Boston freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Massachusetts Boston students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

University of Massachusetts Boston admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,804 5,225 14,029
Accepted 7,157 4,021 11,178
Acceptance Rate 81% 77% 80%
Enrolled 1,324 905 2,229
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 23% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
124

Applicants have 124 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Massachusetts Boston is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Massachusetts Boston and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Massachusetts Boston Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into University of Massachusetts Boston?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Massachusetts-Boston. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.