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Student Body and Admissions Statistics

Infographic showing UMass Amherst Class of 2023 admissions statistics

Undergraduate Enrollment, Fall 2019

  • 22,726 undergraduate enrollment 
  • 77% in-state
  • 23% out-of-state

2019 Entering Undergraduate Class

  • First-Year Profile
    • 42,085 freshman applications
    • 64% admit rate
    • 5,731 students
    • 32.8% ALANA (African-American, Latino, Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American)
    • 4,309 in-state students
    • 978 out-of-state students
    • 444 international students
    • Average GPA* - 3.90 (4.0 scale)
    • GPA middle 50% - 3.70 to 4.20
    • Average SAT - 1292 (Evidence Based Reading & Writing/Math)
    • SAT middle 50% - 1220 to 1380
    • Average ACT - 28.8
    • ACT middle 50% - 26 to 31
    • *GPA is based on academic courses only and  weighted for Honors and College level courses per the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Transfer Profile

    • Average GPA - 3.40
    • Joint Admissions/MassTransfer - 375
    • 1,085 students
    • 3141 transfer applications

    Academic Offerings

    • 10 academic colleges
    • 109 bachelor's degree programs
    • 5 associate's degree programs
    • Average class size: 36
    • 81% of classes have fewer than 40 students

    Faculty

    • More than 1,400 full-time instructional faculty
    • 94% hold the highest degree in their fields
    • 17:1 student/faculty ratio

    First-year Retention Rate

    • 91% for latest cohort

    Graduation Rates

    • 6-year graduation rate: 82.1% for latest cohort
    • 5-year graduation rate: 81.1% for latest cohort
    • 4-year graduation rate: 77.1% for latest cohort