University of Massachusetts-Boston (UMass Boston)

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UMass Boston can be found in Boston, MA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Massachusetts-Boston has an enrollment of nearly sixteen thousand students.

Many students at University of Massachusetts-Boston scored between 900 (25th percentile) to 1130 (75th percentile) on the SAT. UMass Boston has an acceptance rate of around 71 percent with 24 percent of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UMass Boston acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 66%.

Overall UMass Boston Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Massachusetts-Boston was reported as 71.4% in Fall 2013 with over 8,170 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

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-Boston has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 61.5%
  • 2010-2011: 57.1%
  • 2011-2012: 68.4%
  • 2012-2013: 61.4%
  • 2013-2014: 71.4%
  • Projected UMass Boston Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 65.8%

How Does UMass Boston Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UMass Boston is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Suffolk University82.5%
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences89.2%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology8.2%
Lesley University67.5%
Boston College32.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • 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)

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