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Student Body and Admissions Statistics

Undergraduate Enrollment

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

2017 Entering Undergraduate Class

  • First-Year Profile
    • 42,398 freshman applications
    • 57% admit rate
    • 4,700 students
    • 30% ALANA (African-American, Latino, Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Native American)
    • 3,460 in-state students
    • 900 out-of-state students
    • 400 international students
    • Average GPA* - 3.89 (4.0 scale)
    • GPA middle 50% - 3.70 to 4.10
    • Average SAT - 1283 (Evidence Based Reading & Writing/Math)
    • SAT middle 50% - 1190 to 1340
    • Average ACT - 28
    • 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 - 3.36
    • Joint Admissions/MassTransfer - 370
    • 1,150 students
    • 3800 transfer applications

    Academic Offerings

    • 10 academic colleges
    • 112 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
    • 92% hold the highest degree in their fields
    • 18:1 student/faculty ratio

    Retention Rate

    • 91%

    Graduation Rates

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