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Colleges / University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

About UMass Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the largest public universities in New England. UMass Amherst is highly-ranked and known for being a leader in research and a hub for advancements in several fields, including sustainable energy, nanotech, biotech, data science, and more. 

UMass Amherst is also known for providing opportunities for students to excel in their fields of study. Through the honors college, students have access to seminar-style classes and the opportunity to graduate with distinction. Leadership programs offer students opportunities to develop valuable skills for the workplace and beyond. Study abroad opportunities are offered through traditional means and also through prestigious scholarships. UMass Amherst also offers a wide array of research opportunities for undergrads, including researching assistantships, honors programs, summer research programs, grants, symposiums and conferences, and department research opportunities. 

Students at UMass Amherst are highly motivated and academically engaged. Involvement in extracurricular activities is high, and the overall campus atmosphere is inclusive, diverse and energetic. The university also has a strong arts community, and offers a host of opportunities for students interested in fine art, theater, music, dance, and other disciplines. 

Overall, school spirit is strong at UMass Amherst, especially when it comes to their sports teams. UMass Amherst competes in the NCAA Division I as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference with basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, and soccer being the most popular sports. Athletics play a significant role in the campus culture at the university, with students not only cheering on the Minutemen and Minutewomen teams, but also showing their pride through other activities such as the Minuteman Marching Band, cheerleading, dance teams, philanthropy initiatives and fundraisers, charity games, and more. 

Did You Know?

UMass Amherst has an award-winning dining program ranked as the best in the country. Ranked for the quality, convenience, innovation, and friendliness of the staff, students can find their favorite meals at any of the 30+ dining locations on campus. 

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University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public, state university in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts. UMass Amherst was founded in 1863. The college currently enrolls around 32,229 students a year, including 24,415 undergrads.

UMass Amherst Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into UMass Amherst. The acceptance rate at UMass Amherst is 64%. Out of 45,451 applications received in 2022, 28,871 students were offered admission.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 64%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 7%
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 7%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 29.6%

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University of Massachusetts Amherst is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, near Springfield, MA and Hartford, CT.

If you are interested in seeing UMass Amherst for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 91 to Amherst, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bradley International.

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College Info

181 Presidents Drive Amherst, MA 1003

Campus Setting: Small Town

UMass Amherst Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMass Amherst is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMass Amherst is Apr 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UMass Amherst SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1280 - 1450


Math SAT Range

630 - 760


Reading SAT Range

630 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1450 and Above


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1280 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMass Amherst students is 1358. Applicants with SAT scores of 1450 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMass Amherst, while applicants with SAT scores between 1280 to 1450 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1280 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMass Amherst.

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Wondering what life at UMass Amherst is like? There are approximately 32,229 students enrolled at UMass Amherst, including 24,415 undergraduate students and 7,814 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from MA and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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