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University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

University Admissions Center

37 Mather Dr.

Amherst, MA 01003-9291

United States

Phone: 413-545-0222

Fax: 413-545-4312

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 87
SAT:
% Submitting Score:92%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:540 - 640
     Math Middle 50%:570 - 670
ACT:
% Submitting Score:20%
     ACT Middle 50%:24 - 29
Average High School GPA:3.73
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:46.2%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:31.6%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:15.6%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:5.2%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:1.2%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0.2%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0%
     % with GPA 1.0 of lower:0%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:28%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:69%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:97%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 35,868
Total applicants who are accepted: 22,556
Total of accepted students who enroll: 4,618
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Application Process
Application Fee: $75.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     Academic Electives:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    87
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    540 - 640
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    570 - 670
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    24 - 29
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.73
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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