UMass Dartmouth: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

UMass Dartmouth

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The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 78%. One of the schools in the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, UMass Dartmouth is located in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The expansive 710-acre main campus sits on the south coast of the state between Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. UMass Dartmouth also has satellite campuses in nearby New Bedford and Fall River. The university has a student / faculty ratio of 16-to-1 and an average class size of 25 students. The UMass Dartmouth Corsairs compete in the NCAA Division III Little East Conference, the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, and the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, UMass Dartmouth had an acceptance rate of 78%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 78 students were admitted, making UMass Dartmouth's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 8,697
Percent Admitted 78%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 21%

SAT Scores and Requirements

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 96% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 490 600
Math 500 590
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UMass Dartmouth's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UMass Dartmouth scored between 490 and 600, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 600. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 500 and 590, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 590. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1190 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UMass Dartmouth.

Requirements

UMass Dartmouth does not require the optional SAT writing section. Note that the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. At UMass Dartmouth, SAT Subject tests are not required.

Note that beginning with the 2019-2020 admission cycle, students with a 3.0 GPA or higher may choose to apply test-optional for certain programs at UMass Dartmouth. Applicants to the Charlton College of Business, College of Visual & Performing Arts, or College of Arts & Sciences (with the exception of Biology and Chemistry which require test scores) may apply test-optional.

ACT Scores and Requirements

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth requires that most applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 6% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 20 31
Math 20 26
Composite 19 26

This admissions data tells us that most of UMass Dartmouth's admitted students fall within the bottom 46% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UMass Dartmouth received a composite ACT score between 19 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 19.

Requirements

Note that UMass Dartmouth does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. UMass Dartmouth does not require the optional ACT writing section.

Note that beginning with the 2019-2020 admission cycle, students with a 3.0 grade point average or higher may choose to apply test-optional for certain programs at UMass Dartmouth. Applicants to the Charlton College of Business, College of Visual & Performing Arts, or College of Arts & Sciences (with the exception of Biology and Chemistry which require test scores) may apply test-optional.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's incoming freshmen class was 3.25. This data suggests that most successful applicants to UMass Dartmouth have primarily B grades.

Admissions Chances

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions. However, UMass Dartmouth also has a holistic admissions process and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing (optional) letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside UMass Dartmouth's average range.

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