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The University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (14), Grades (29), Sports/Extracurriculars (7), College Essay (7)
This place isnt really hard to get into forSep 24 2004Business - Management and Administration
This place isnt really hard to get into for an instate student. You can get in with a 1190 SAT and a 2.7 GPA for minimums and as your GPA goes up your SAT score can go down. So you could get in with a 980 SAT with a 3.5 GPA or something. Out Of State Students i would imagine have it a little tougher but not much. Probably an SAT of 1100 and a GPA that cracks 3 will be fine. The school has started using a waitlist and is trying to make the quality of student better here, but if your intelligent enough you should have no problem getting in here.
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I slept through high school, but had an iotaSep 02 2004Other
I slept through high school, but had an iota of intelligence.

I.E. I got A's and B's while doing nothing most of the time in high school but got a 1400 SAT score. But anything over 1000 SAT will suffice.

They're getting more selective, but not that much.
SAT: 700 Male

I sometimes think that if I had simply mailedAug 17 2004Other
I sometimes think that if I had simply mailed in a stool sample, I'd still have been accepted...
SAT: 1410 Female
Umass is a big schoolAug 06 2004Communications
umass is a big school...work on getting your numbers up - SAT's and high school gpa. anything else is relative
SAT: 1260 Female
If you are in-state this is one question thatApr 08 2004English
If you are in-state this is one question that will determine whether or not you will be accepted: do you have a pulse? If you answered yes, then congradulations...you've been accepted to Hell on earth.

Honestly, If you are in state and have a 3.0 and an 1100 on you're SATs, then you're in, easily.

If you are out of state, then if you have a 3.2 and a 1200 you can easily get in.

I had a 1410 on my SATs and a 3.7 unweighted GPA (a 4.15 weighted) and wrote a killer essay.

The best thing to do is this: don't apply, this school isn't worth the application fee.
SAT: 1410 Male

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