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Student Body and Admissions Statistics


Undergraduate Enrollment, Fall 2020

  • 22,660 undergraduate enrollment 
  • 78% in-state
  • 22% out-of-state

2020 Entering Undergraduate Class

  • First-Year Profile
    • 40,253 first-year applications
    • 65% admit rate
    • 5,025 students
    • 33% ALANA (African-American, Latino, Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American)
    • 3,698 in-state students
    • 943 out-of-state students
    • 400 international students
    • Average GPA* - 3.93 (4.0 scale)
    • Average SAT - 1290 (Evidence Based Reading & Writing/Math)
    • Average ACT - 29
    • *GPA is based on academic courses only and  weighted for Honors and College level courses per the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Beginning with applicants for spring 2021, UMass is test optional.
  • Transfer Profile

    • Average GPA - 3.35
    • Joint Admissions/MassTransfer - 310
    • 1,090 students
    • 3132 transfer applications

    Academic Offerings

    • 10 academic colleges
    • 110 bachelor's degree programs
    • 5 associate's degree programs
    • Average class size: 36
    • 80% of classes have fewer than 40 students

    Faculty

    • More than 1,400 full-time instructional faculty
    • 95% hold the highest degree in their fields
    • 17:1 student/faculty ratio

    First-year Retention Rate

    • 89% for latest cohort

    Graduation Rates

    • 6-year graduation rate: 83.4% for latest cohort
    • 5-year graduation rate: 83.0% for latest cohort
    • 4-year graduation rate: 76.2% for latest cohort