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Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Statistics

Undergraduate Enrollment

Fall 2021

22,745

Undergraduate Students

77%

In-State

23%

Out-of-State

Entering Undergraduate Class

First-Year Profile, Fall 2021

42,446

First-Year Applications

4,836

Students in First-Year Class

66%

Admit Rate

3,400

In-State

1,046

Out-of-State

390

International

38% of the new class represents ALANA students (African-American, Latino, Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American).

Grades and Test Scores

3.8–4.2

Middle 50% GPA* (4.0 scale)

1270–1450

Middle 50% SAT 
(Evidence-Based Reading & Writing/Math)

28–33

Middle 50% ACT

Standardized test ranges only represent the less than half of applicants who elected to submit test scores as part of their application materials for fall 2021. UMass Amherst is a test-optional institution through fall 2023.

The middle 50% is a range, specifically the range of test scores or GPA between the 25th percentile and the 75th percentile for the given group.  It is the “half in the middle” that’s left if you remove the top 25% and the bottom 25%. For example, at UMass Amherst last year the middle 50% testing range on the SAT for enrolling first-year students was 1210-1370.  This means that of the 5,000 enrolled first-year students, about 2,500 (the half in the middle) had a score that was in the range. From this you also know that about 1,250 of enrolled students scored higher than this range, and about 1,250 scored a 1200 or below.

*GPA is based on academic courses only and  weighted for Honors and College level courses per the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Transfer Student Profile

3,082

Transfer Applications

1,185

Entering Transfer Students

3.1–3.8

Middle 50% GPA

Academic Offerings

10

Academic Colleges

111

Bachelor's Degree Programs

5

Associate Degree Programs

37

Average Class Size

76%

Classes With Fewer Than 40 Students

Faculty

1,400+

Full-Time Faculty

94%

Hold the Highest Degree in Their Field

18:1

Student:Faculty Ratio

Retention & Graduation

First-Year Retention Rate

91%

Retention Rate for the Latest Cohort

Graduation Rates

83.8%

6-year Graduation Rate for the Latest Cohort

82.1%

5-year Graduation Rate for the Latest Cohort

76.3%

4-year Graduation Rate for the Latest Cohort