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 seventeen thousand students.

UMass Boston has an acceptance rate of around 76 percent with 20 percent of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UMass Boston acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 70%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMass Boston Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Massachusetts-Boston was reported as 76.1% in Fall 2020 with over 13,600 college 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 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

  • 2016-2017: 68.5%
  • 2017-2018: 75.1%
  • 2018-2019: 77.6%
  • 2019-2020: 76.1%
  • Projected UMass Boston Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 70.1%

How Does UMass Boston Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UMass Boston is thirty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Suffolk University83.6%
Berklee College of Music51.4%
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences85.3%
Simmons College73.1%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology6.7%

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
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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