Admissions Information

The application fee is $80 for applying undergraduate school and $80 for graduate school at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$80
Admission Informationwww.umass.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.commonapp.org/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1-Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 66.00% and the yield is 17.00%. 19,763 men and 22,777 women applied to UMass Amherst and 11,463 men and 16,399 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,178 men and 2,624 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants42,54019,76322,777
Admitted28,07611,46316,399
Enrolled4,7732,1782,624
Acceptance Rate 66.00%58.00%72.00%
Yield 17.00%19.00%16.00%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 1,260 students (26% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 247 students (5%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and the 25th percentile is 620. The SAT Math score is 750 (75th) and 630 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 33 (75th percentile) and 28 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620710
SAT Math630750
ACT Composite2833
ACT Math2633
ACT English2734
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of Massachusetts-Amherst are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,256, ACT: 77 - public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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UMass Amherst Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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