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Student Body and Admissions Statistics

Undergraduate Enrollment

  • 21,734 undergraduate enrollment
  • 77% in-state
  • 23% out-of-state

2016 Entering Undergraduate Class

  • 44,047 total applications
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • First-Year Profile
    • 4,643 students
    • 29% ALANA (First-year students)
    • 3,418 in-state students
    • 858 out-of-state students
    • 367 international students
    • Average GPA - 3.83 (4.0 scale)
    • Average SAT - 1225 (Critical Reading/Math)
    • Average ACT - 28
  • Transfer Profile
    • 1,193 students
    • Average GPA - 3.31
    • Joint Admissions/MassTransfer - 3.42

Academic Offerings

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

Faculty

  • More than 1,300 full-time instructional faculty
  • 93% hold the highest degree in their fields
  • 17:1 student/faculty ratio

Retention Rate

  • 91%

Graduation Rates

  • 4-year graduation rate: 67%
  • 5-year graduation rate: 75%
  • 6-year graduation rate: 76.5%