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Admission chances

FnlfantasyplayerFnlfantasyplayer Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
Hi, I was wondering if I could get into U.Mass. Amherst
I'm a junior
My stats aren't great but...
U GPA: 2.65
SATs: 1630
Rank: 233/675
IB Certificate/AP (this year, 7 IB/AP classes)
Volunteer: Nursing Home, Other events.
EC: Track- 9-11
XC- 10-11
Indoor Track- 10-11
All JV
Major: International Business or Accounting

thanks
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Replies to: Admission chances

  • chachachacha Registered User Posts: 305 Junior Member
    are you in-state or out-of-state?
  • admisscounsadmisscouns Registered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    IB courses are weighted so your GPA could actually be higher. however, you need at least a 3.0 (recalculated with weighted grades) to gain admission. there is no difference in in-state or out-of-state criteria.
  • FnlfantasyplayerFnlfantasyplayer Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I'm out of state
    and my weighted gpa is....3.6 or something like that
  • chachachacha Registered User Posts: 305 Junior Member
    Are you telling me that a state school doesn't give an in-state student's application a little more consideration than an out-of-state application? Hmmm, I think I would be a little ticked off as a tax-payer!
  • hsseniorlookinghsseniorlooking Registered User Posts: 653 Member
    Actualy most state schools allow a certain level of out-of-state students. One reason for diversity, another the oos tuitions and fees are higher than in state. UMass Amherst also has deal with the state that they get to keep oos tution collected. In state students tution gets turned back in to the state coffers.
  • chachachacha Registered User Posts: 305 Junior Member
    I know that state schools have OOS students, but Admisscouns made it sound like they were held to the same standards of admissions. I always thought that it was harder to get into a state school if you were an OOS student.
  • admisscounsadmisscouns Registered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    UMA does use the same criteria for in-state and out-of-state students. The reason? They want the best students to enroll, regardless of where they live. The better the reputation for UMA, the more advantage for MA taxpayers who attend there. If only the rich can afford a top-quality education, then that does not serve the MA taxpayers well.
  • chachachacha Registered User Posts: 305 Junior Member
    Is that true of ALL state schools?
  • kiwieuxkiwieux Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    No, ex: UCs
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