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Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Statistics

Undergraduate Enrollment

Fall 2020

22,660

Undergraduate Students

78%

In-State

22%

Out-of-State

Entering Undergraduate Class

First-Year Profile, Fall 2020

40,253

First-Year Applications

5,025

Students in First-Year Class

65%

Admit Rate

3,698

In-State

943

Out-of-State

384

International

33% of the new class represents ALANA students (African-American, Latino, Asian, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American).

Grades and Test Scores

3.7–4.2

Middle 50% GPA* (4.0 scale)

1220–1370

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

27–32

Middle 50% ACT

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. Beginning with applicants for spring 2021, UMass is test optional.

Transfer Student Profile

3,132

Transfer Applications

1,090

Entering Transfer Students

3.35

Average GPA

Academic Offerings

10

Academic Colleges

110

Bachelor's Degree Programs

5

Associate Degree Programs

36

Average Class Size

80%

Classes With Fewer Than 40 Students

Faculty

1,400+

Full-Time Faculty

95%

Hold the Highest Degree in Their Field

17:1

Student:Faculty Ratio

Retention & Graduation

First-Year Retention Rate

89%

Retention Rate for the Latest Cohort

Graduation Rates

83.4%

6-year Graduation Rate for the Latest Cohort

83.0%

5-year Graduation Rate for the Latest Cohort

76.2%

4-year Graduation Rate for the Latest Cohort