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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the fee for the application is $60. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth?

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 18, which is coming up fast! University of Massachusetts Dartmouth will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth accepts about 9% of early action applicants* and 76% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth admitted 2,633 of the 2,938 who applied early action.

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Hard To Get Into?

Getting into University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is moderately difficult. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth accepted 76% of all applicants., around 6,657 of the 8,737 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 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.

What Does University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Look For in an Applicant?

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 in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth must submit the following items. Double check with University of Massachusetts Dartmouth'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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Massachusetts Dartmouth?

Students admitted to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 58% submitted a class rank. At University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 68% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 58%
3.75 and 3.99 12%
3.50 and 3.74 14%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 22%
2.50 and 2.9 15%
2.00 and 2.49 9%
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 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, 87% of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth?

To be competitive with other University of Massachusetts Dartmouth applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student is 1083.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth?

To be most competitive at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Massachusetts Dartmouth during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Does University of Massachusetts Dartmouth accept transfer credits?

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES

Does University of Massachusetts Dartmouth accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth?

No, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 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 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's acceptance rate?

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's acceptance rate is [rate]%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth?

The early action acceptance rate at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth was 9% in 2021.

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

76%

How hard is it to get into University of Massachusetts Dartmouth? University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is Continuous processing.

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

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 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.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1190

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Math SAT Range

500 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above

Good

1000 to 1190

Avg

1000 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students is 1083. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.31

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. 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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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

7,869

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,408

Out-of-State

$30,153

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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