University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)

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University of Massachusetts Amherst can be found in Amherst, MA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Massachusetts Amherst enrolls over 28,000 students annually.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at UMass Amherst. A score within the range of 1110 - 1310 on the SAT exam, or 24 - 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the UMass Amherst average GPA (3.35 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 60% of all students which applied were accepted at UMass Amherst, and from those that were granted acceptance around 21% continued on to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UMass Amherst acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMass Amherst Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Massachusetts Amherst was reported as 62.9% in Fall 2013 with over 36,000 applications submitted to University of Massachusetts Amherst. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UMass Amherst ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • UMass Amherst Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Massachusetts Amherst?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to University of Massachusetts Amherst is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Massachusetts Amherst has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.9%
  • 2010-2011: 67.7%
  • 2011-2012: 65.6%
  • 2012-2013: 62.6%
  • 2013-2014: 62.9%
  • Projected UMass Amherst Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 64.1%

How Does UMass Amherst Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Massachusetts Amherst is thirteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Connecticut53.7%
Central Connecticut State University64.1%
University of Massachusetts-Lowell64.0%
Johnson & Wales University-Providence76.0%
Boston College32.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMass Amherst (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score24 - 29
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