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University of Massachusetts Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

The admissions occur during the two sessions that are spring and fall session. In Fall 2018 admissions, the university received 11907 applications, out of which 9241 were offered admission, making an acceptance rate of around 77%. The application reviewing process is moderately selective.

  • The average SAT, ACT scores required for the admission is 1100 and 25 respectively.
  • The GPA score required at the University of Massachusetts - Boston, (USA) is 3.28.
  • If the GPA is lower than 3.28 then the SAT score needs to be more in order to compensate for the GPA.
  • The University of Massachusetts offers provisional admission to International students who meet all admission criteria except English proficiency requirements.


Application PortalUG - UMass Boston Application/ Common Application
PG - UMass Boston Application
Application FeeUG: 100 USD
PG: Varies
Acceptance Rate77%
International students2000 from 150 countries
Institutional codeSAT/TOEFL code - 3924  
ACT code is 1925
International Students2000
Email ID for International
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring
InterviewRequired after selection of application

University of Massachusetts Deadlines

The admission begins either during the Fall or Spring season. The table below shows the deadline for admission of various programs.

UndergraduateFall Early Action: November 1
Fall Regular Decision: August 1
Spring: January 1
GraduateVaries with their respective programs.

University of Massachusetts International Admissions

The university offers more than 80 undergraduate degree programs to International students and has over 2,000 international students from 150 countries.

Academic requirements - Official Transcripts, GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, Academic recommendation letter, essay (500 words),

Essays play an important role in application reviewing process. It gives an opportunity for the applicants to express themselves in a way that grades and test scores cannot. In an essay, an applicant can share their life experiences, challenges and personal perspective.

English Language Test Requirements - English requirements for graduate programs may vary from course to course.

SAT (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing section)480

Conditional admission - The international students who fulfil the academic requirements but are unable to fulfil the English requirements are referred to conditional admission. For this, the applicant needs to take up the University preparation ESL program.

Visa requirements for International Students -

  • To obtain Form I-20 for use in applying for an F-1 visa, the applicants are required to complete and submit the Certification of Finances Form.
  • While applying for F-1 visa, the applicants are required to submit the original documents.
  • The applicant is required to include a letter of support (in English) from the sponsor(s), unless one is using personal funds, with your Certification of Finances Form, accepting responsibility for all expenses for the duration of studies at the university.

University of Massachusetts Undergraduate Admissions

The university offers 77 undergraduate programs in the field of Psychology, Social Sciences, Business Management, Finance and Marketing. To apply in the university, the applicant needs to fulfil the following requirements -

Academic requirements - Official transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, Essay, at least 500 words, Academic Recommendation Letter.

UMass Boston offers a no-test option. However, the applicants who apply with the no test option are encouraged to have above a 3.2 recalculated high school GPA in order to be considered for admission.

University of Massachusetts Graduate Admissions

The university offers courses in the field of Applied Economics, Applied Physics, Applied Sociology, Business Analytics, Clinical psychology and Computer science. To apply for graduate programs, general requirement are given below -

Academic requirements - Official transcripts, Letters of recommendation, Statement of purpose, GMAT/GRE scores, GPA

A minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or international equivalent) in all undergraduate work is required.

Official transcripts must be submitted for all institutions where you have earned more than 6 credits.

Requirements may vary from program to program.

Application Portal:

Application Fee: 100 USD

Popular Graduate Courses offered by the university are -

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MS in Applied PhysicsMarch 15 for fall,
October 15 for spring
Transcript, GMAT/GRE test score, Resume, Statement of purpose, 3 Letters of recommendations, InterviewTOEFL-PBT- 600
MS in Biotechnology and Biomedical scienceJanuary 2 for fall
October 15 for spring
Transcript; GRE score; Statement of purpose; Resume; 3 Letters of RecommendationTOEFL-PBT- 600
IELTS- 6.5
MS in Computer ScienceJune 1 for fall,
November 1 for spring
Transcript; GMAT/GRE test score Resume; Statement of purpose; 2 Letters of recommendationsTOEFL-PBT- 600
MS in Information TechnologyJuly 1 for fall,
November 15 for spring
Transcript; GMAT/GRE test score Resume; Statement of purpose; 2 Letters of recommendationsTOEFL-PBT- 550
MBAMay 1 for summer,
July 1 for fall,
November 15 for spring
Transcript, GMAT/GRE test score, Resume, Statement of purpose, 2 Letters of recommendationsTOEFL-PBT- 600

The university reviews the application on the basis of academic performance. If the applicants are not submitting ACT/SAT scores. They need to have a strong GPA. Also, essays and personal statement play a huge role in the admission process. They help the admission reviewing committee in knowing the applicant better. So, it is also advisable to provide well-written and articulated essays in the application.

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