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 32,000 students annually.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at UMass Amherst. A score within the range of 1190 - 1390 on the SAT exam, or 26 - 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the UMass Amherst average GPA (3.48 - 3.78) 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 2021 is estimated to be 57%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMass Amherst Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Massachusetts Amherst was reported as 63.8% in Fall 2020 with over 42,200 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: 26 - 32
  • UMass Amherst Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.78

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UMass Amherst has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.7%
  • 2017-2018: 57.6%
  • 2018-2019: 59.9%
  • 2019-2020: 63.8%
  • Projected UMass Amherst Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 56.7%

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 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Connecticut49.4%
Central Connecticut State University65.6%
University of Massachusetts-Lowell73.4%
SUNY at Albany54.3%
Brown University7.1%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMass Amherst (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 680
Math600 - 710
Total Score1190 - 1390
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 33
Math25 - 31
Composite Score26 - 32
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