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Chances at Umass Amherst with 3.1 weighted and 1400 New SAT?

bsyeda2bsyeda2 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
Hi, I am from Massachusetts and a going to be a senior this fall. My freshman and sophmore years i goofed off and got myself a 2.68 gpa those first two years. Junior year however, I got myself together and got a 3.5 gpa that year and took the New SAT and got a 1400. My classes consisted mostly of Honors and AP courses and so far have taken 3 AP's and will be take 2 more in 12th. My Extracurriculars include being VP of a TEDTalks Club at my high school and member of Trivia club and Key Club, and as for sports I have taken JV Track and Field. I have also clocked around 100 hours of volunteer work at the local library and hospital. Assuming good reccomendation letters and a great essay, as well as the GPA as it is right now, what are my chances at getting into Umass Amherst?

P.S. I am a URM

Other college choices I am considering are: UConn, UNH, UMass Boston, and UMass Lowell

Replies to: Chances at Umass Amherst with 3.1 weighted and 1400 New SAT?

  • bsyeda2bsyeda2 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Also took SAT II for Biology and got a 680 and one i Math and got a 700
  • eop2017eop2017 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Hi, you have a good chance for UNH, umass lowell, and umass boston, however uconn and umass amherst are still a bit of a reach. Not a huge reach seeing as you have a good set of extracurriculars and you have a good upward trend, and a good test score that is above their averages. Just your final gpa is a little bit on the lower side for those schools, so it could be on the fence! hope that helps.
  • bsyeda2bsyeda2 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    edited January 2017
    Thanks fr the reply!

    Sent my applications in last week

    Clarification on the OP. I moved to a totally different part of our town (which is relatively large) right before freshman year, and Due to this new location I went to a totally different HS than most, if not all my friends from years past, who decided to go with Vocational School. I felt that it did have an impact on my first two years of HS and I talk VERY briefly about it in the Common App essay, and I believe my GC brought it up in her LoR for me.

    Not sure if that helps, but there you are

    P.S. eop, are you also applying to UMass and Uconn?
  • eop2017eop2017 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    yes i applied to umass and got in, unh and got in, and still waiting for uconn. Stats are 3.45 gpa and 30 ACT
  • MassDaD68MassDaD68 Registered User Posts: 1,545 Senior Member
    Your best shots are Lowell and Boston. Amherst will be a reach.
  • under32graduateunder32graduate Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    don't know what these people are talking about...you're in
  • AlumDadMAAlumDadMA Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
    Doesn't the particular school within UMASS Amh matter? Business v. Eng. etc?
  • bsyeda2bsyeda2 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    forgot to add that AlumDadMA, the major would be econ, which is college of social and behavioral sciences i believe
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