If you are considering submitting an application to UMass Boston, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is March 1 and the fee for the application is $60.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 30.
|UMass Boston 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||15%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||81%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||6%|
University of Massachusetts Boston does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! UMass Boston will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 31.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
It is moderately difficult to get into UMass Boston. UMass Boston evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, UMass Boston accepted 78% of students, around 11,178 of the 14,329 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UMass Boston, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to UMass Boston 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)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5||2.75|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|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%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Massachusetts Boston, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|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%|
UMass Boston does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of 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 2021, 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 strive 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.
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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
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:
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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is UMass Boston's acceptance rate?
UMass Boston's acceptance rate is 78%.
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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 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMass Boston is Mar 1.
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMass Boston is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into UMass Boston. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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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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