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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1863
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 19,823
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $113,724,174
Admissions Address

Whitmore, 181 President's Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9313

Website

http://www.umass.edu

Admissions E-mail

N/A


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kevin Kelly
Admissions office telephone: (413) 545-0222
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.umass.edu/admissions/applying/ Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 22,451
Total acceptances: 15,941
Total freshman enrollment: 4,190
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 10,517
Male acceptances: 7,032
Male freshman enrollment: 2,033
 
Female applicants: 11,934
Female acceptances: 8,909
Female freshman enrollment: 2,157
Out-of-state freshmen: 23%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 329
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 222
Students enrolled from waiting list: 86

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 23%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 58%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 94%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 54%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 98%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 620
Math: 530 – 640
Combined: 1040 – 1260

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.1% 7.0%
600-699 28.1% 34.7%
500-599 45.7% 42.3%
400-499 18.3% 13.2%
300-399 1.7% 1.1%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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