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Do I have a slim chance at UMass Amherst?

908kiddo908kiddo Registered User Posts: 266 Junior Member
Class Rank 2/37
Top 10%
I go to a private school in NJ
African American/ Live in inner city NJ

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I also have a strong essay.
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Replies to: Do I have a slim chance at UMass Amherst?

  • tozubritozubri Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    they said you should have at least a 4.0 weighted. But she didn't apply (thought it was too big), so we never looked further into it.
  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Registered User Posts: 8,722 Senior Member
    The average among students who go there is around a 3.6 weighted. A 4.0 weighted would probably make your chances close to 100%.

    Assuming your M+CR scores are proportional to your total score, your SAT is a little below the average but above the 25th percentile.

    Keep in mind the overall acceptance rate is around 67%. I'd say your chances are pretty good, especially if you get any kind of boost for your URM status.
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