The University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Each year, we search for students who will bring their unique strengths and diverse talents to the UMass Amherst campus. We conduct an individualized review of applications with careful consideration of a student’s academic achievements, personal qualities, and motivation.

Applicant Categories

UMass Amherst recruits and attracts many types of student applicants from all over the world. Learn how and where you should apply and access information on residency requirements.


The University must establish the residency status of each student at the time of admission because it determines both tuition and eligibility for certain financial aid.

Admission Requirements

Learn about required qualifications for first-year and transfer applicants and the admission review process.

Application Procedures

Follow these steps to ensure timely and accurate submission of your application.

Transferring Credit

Information for transfer students about what credits and test scores can be transferred to UMass Amherst

Dates and Deadlines

Priority filing periods and admission notification dates

The Admission Decision

Find out more about the admission decision and when you can expect to hear from UMass Amherst after you apply.

Student Body and Admissions Statistics

UMass Amherst facts at a glance including enrollment, faculty, and academic offerings.