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The University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Students who got into UMass-Amherst:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (13), Grades (29), Sports/Extracurriculars (7), College Essay (7)
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

I used the Community College routeDec 05 2003Business - Management and Administration
I used the Community College route. There is a compact with Universities in Mass to allow graduating Community College students into any public 4 yr school. With a high eonugh GPA you are allowed directly into the major of your choice. The community colleges (I went to Greenfield Community College) are a good way to prepare for the University. There is a support system at the CC that is available, at the University you will have to create your own.
SAT: 1135 Female
Work hard in high school and don't slack off,Sep 25 2003Biology
Work hard in high school and don't slack off, it's not as easy to get in as people say it is.
SAT: 1260 Female
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