If you want to apply to UMass Boston, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and the fee for the application costs $60.
Here's an overiew of some of UMass Boston's admissions stats.
|UMass Boston 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||15%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||81%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||6%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Massachusetts Boston.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 31|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 15||––|
UMass Boston does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. UMass Boston will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 31.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
UMass Boston has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by UMass Boston during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with UMass Boston for more information on admission factors.
To apply to UMass Boston, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with UMass Boston's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Other Requirements||√||SAT/ACT scores|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to UMass Boston have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 25% submitted a class rank. At UMass Boston 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.
At University of Massachusetts Boston, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||10%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16%|
|3.00 and 3.24||19%|
|2.50 and 2.9||25%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UMass Boston directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
UMass Boston looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
UMass Boston is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 81% of UMass Boston's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other UMass Boston applicants, you should aim to earn between 1020 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UMass Boston 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UMass Boston students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UMass Boston students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
To be most competitive at UMass Boston, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UMass Boston's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMass Boston students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UMass Boston.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 15.
Transfer students can enroll in UMass Boston during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UMass Boston?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UMass Boston.
Does UMass Boston accept transfer credits?
✅ UMass Boston accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UMass Boston accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does UMass Boston accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ UMass Boston accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to UMass Boston?
❌ No, UMass Boston is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is UMass Boston's acceptance rate?
✅ UMass Boston's acceptance rate is 80%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at UMass Boston?
❌ UMass Boston does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into UMass Boston? UMass Boston is a somewhat selective institution. The UMass Boston acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMass Boston is Feb 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMass Boston is Jun 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UMass Boston, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.35. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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