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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)
I applied online using the CommonAppDec 07 2010Psychology
I applied online using the CommonApp. I also came to few open houses and I suggest that if you can you should also do that to get a better feel of the campus.
If you want to get it, just get decent scores on your SATs. I think that in-state students are favored, so if you're out-of-state maybe take some SAT Subject tests as well and maybe some AP classes.
SAT: 1670 Female
It's not hard to get in to this schoolSep 09 2010Communications
it's not hard to get in to this school. you just have to be a B student or even a C student might have a chance. do some core extracurricular's and build around that and you'll have a solid resume and volunteer history and your fine. write a good college essay and you can fool anyone here. i still wonder when i walk through campus how some people got in.
I transferred from a community college so I wasJun 17 2010Other
I transferred from a community college so I was guaranteed admission that might be a good way to do it.
Middle of the road SAT scores, top 10% ofMay 20 2010Business - Management and Administration
Middle of the road SAT scores, top 10% of HS class, the normal recommendations, and some AP coursework. I don't know if any of that mattered. I got in everywhere that wasn't too much of a reach. This was really inexpensive and my dad went here. The any program at the business school requires Precalc, Calc I, Stats I & II along with the normal run of Econ 1 & 2, Accounting 1 & 2, and Finance courses. Be comfortable with math.
SAT: 1430 Male
Transfered after one year at UMass DartmouthMar 05 2010Other
Transfered after one year at UMass Dartmouth. Had a 3.5 GPA in my freshman year of college.

Its a big school, you have to take the good with the bad.

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