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Chances of acceptance for UMass Amherst? Thanks! (rising senior)

collegesearch413collegesearch413 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
Demographics: 16 Male, Asian, New York, Public HS, second generation immigrant
-Intended major(s): Undecided (potential: politics, finance/business, psychology)
-ACT: Composite: 31 (retaking after studying in sept)
-UW/W GPA: UW= 94.5 / W= 97.7 (3.7/3.88)
-Coursework: AP: Capstone 4; Euro 4; English Lit; 5 APUSH; 3 - Some APs, College and honors.
-Awards: Outstanding Choral Musician, National Honors, National Business, National Spanish, AP Scholar w/ Honor, (probably 2 others)
-Extracurriculars: Art and Stock Market Clubs, choral group, Libary volunteer (not much, 20-40hrs), Chinese govt sponsored trip/camp to China (20+- hrs)

Replies to: Chances of acceptance for UMass Amherst? Thanks! (rising senior)

  • frontpagefrontpage Registered User Posts: 342 Member
    I'd say you are in. I'm not familiar with the NYS percentage grading scheme, but your ACT score of 31 is good. UMASS wants a lot of OOS students. It looks like a a target for you. If you could raise your ACT to 33, it would be a safety.
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