If you are considering submitting an application to UMass Amherst, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the application fee is $80.
Here's an overiew of some of UMass Amherst's admissions stats.
|UMass Amherst 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||4.0|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||30.7%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||26%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||5%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Massachusetts Amherst.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 5||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||January 15||––|
University of Massachusetts Amherst may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with UMass Amherst directly for more information about early applications.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 5.
➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to University of Massachusetts Amherst, contact the school directly.
In 2022, UMass Amherst waitlisted 4,056 students and 2,361 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 1,055 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling 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're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by UMass Amherst 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|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with UMass Amherst for more information on admission factors.
To apply to UMass Amherst, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with UMass Amherst's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
Students admitted to UMass Amherst have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0.
Out of all students that were admitted, 33.4% submitted a class rank. At UMass Amherst 30.7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 68.5% were in the top 25% and 95.8% were in the top 50%.
At University of Massachusetts Amherst, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||24.8%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15.8%|
|3.25 and 3.49||5.3%|
|3.00 and 3.24||1%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.6%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.2%|
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 Amherst 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 Amherst considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
UMass Amherst has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 26% of UMass Amherst's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other UMass Amherst applicants, you should strive to earn between 1270 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UMass Amherst 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1270, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UMass Amherst students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UMass Amherst students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.
To be most competitive at UMass Amherst, you should strive to earn between 28 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UMass Amherst's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UMass Amherst students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 15.
Transfer students can enroll in UMass Amherst during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to UMass Amherst?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UMass Amherst.
Does UMass Amherst accept transfer credits?
✅ UMass Amherst accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UMass Amherst accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Do I have to submit test scores to UMass Amherst?
❌ No, UMass Amherst 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 may want to send 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 Amherst's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for UMass Amherst is 66%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at UMass Amherst?
🟨 UMass Amherst may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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.
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33 and Above
28 to 33
28 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At UMass Amherst, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.99. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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