University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth)

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UMass Dartmouth can be found in North Dartmouth, MA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around nine thousand students enrolled each year at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. A score within the range of 990 - 1190 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UMass Dartmouth average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.33. 75% of all those who apply are granted admission to UMass Dartmouth, from which 20 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMass Dartmouth Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth was reported as 74.8% in Fall 2020 with over 8,620 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UMass Dartmouth ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • UMass Dartmouth Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UMass Dartmouth is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.0%
  • 2017-2018: 84.3%
  • 2018-2019: 77.5%
  • 2019-2020: 74.8%
  • Projected UMass Dartmouth Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 72.1%

How Does UMass Dartmouth Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Roger Williams University85.4%
Salve Regina University73.8%
Massachusetts Maritime Academy91.5%
Johnson & Wales University-Providence92.8%
Rhode Island School of Design25.8%

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 Recommended
  • 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 Dartmouth (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 600
Math500 - 590
Total Score990 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 28
Math17 - 25
Composite Score18 - 25
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