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UMass Dartmouth Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into UMass Dartmouth and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #51 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,453 out of 8,623 applicants were admitted making UMass Dartmouth a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 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.

UMass Dartmouth SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
96%
SAT Scores for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 96 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >84%
1090 to 1190 Avg + 75%-84%
990 to 1090 Avg - 64%-75%
890 to 990 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 890 Low <51%
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UMass Dartmouth ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
6%
ACT Scores for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UMass Dartmouth?

Admission data indicates that UMass Dartmouth regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #36 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >85%
21 to 25 Avg + 75%-85%
18 to 21 Avg - 66%-75%
15 to 18 Reach 55%-66%
Less than 15 Low <55%
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UMass Dartmouth 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 Dartmouth?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UMass Dartmouth. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth was 3.35 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 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 Dartmouth accepts 75% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 11% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 26% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

80% of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,617 4,006 8,623
Accepted 3,481 2,972 6,453
Acceptance Rate 75% 74% 75%
Enrolled 650 670 1,320
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 23% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
232

Applicants have 232 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167987 IPEDS survey data for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

FAQs

Does University of Massachusetts Dartmouth prefer SAT or ACT?

96% of students submit their SAT scores to UMass Dartmouth. 6% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

75% of those who apply are granted admission to UMass Dartmouth. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1190. 96% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 25. 6% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.