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
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 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 63.80% and the yield is 21.44%. 20,091 men and 22,066 women applied to UMass Amherst and 12,390 men and 14,505 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,874 men and 2,892 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 63.80%61.67%65.73%
Yield 21.44%23.20%19.94%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 5,141 students (89% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,052 students (18%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 680 and the 25th percentile is 590. The SAT Math score is 710 (75th) and 600 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 32 (75th percentile) and 26 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590680
SAT Math600710
ACT Composite2632
ACT Math2531
ACT English2533
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of Massachusetts-Amherst are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,257, 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 and High School Rank. 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
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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