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Acceptance Rate 41.61%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 22.6%
Applicants 590,354
Admitted 245,646
Enrolled 55,518

Applying To Massachusetts Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 41.61% at Massachusetts colleges and universities where total 590,354 students have applied and 245,646 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $56.00 and the graduate application fees is $64.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Massachusetts colleges.
General Admission Information of Massachusetts Colleges
Open Admission Policy65 out of 173 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 56.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 64.00
Average Acceptance Rate41.61%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.6%
Average Test Scores1,219 SAT / 26 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 590,354 students (261,196 men and 329,099 women) applied to and 245,646 (103,893 men and 141,734 women) students were accepted to admit Massachusetts Colleges. Among them, 25,051 men and 30,466 women were enrolled into Massachusetts schools. The average acceptance rate is 41.61% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 22.60%. The table below shows the Massachusetts colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Massachusetts Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants590,354261,196329,099
Admitted245,646103,893141,734
Enrolled55,51825,05130,466
Acceptance Rate 41.61% 39.78% 43.07%
Enrollment Ratio 22.60% 24.11% 21.50%
[Chart]Massachusetts Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Massachusetts college, 30,638 students (72.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 9,089 students (21.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,306 and 25th percentile score is 1,132. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 87 and 25th percentile score is 71. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Massachusetts colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Massachusetts Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing563.00647.00
SAT Math569.00659.00
ACT Composite23.0028.00
ACT Math23.0029.00
ACT English25.0030.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Massachusetts Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Massachusetts Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Massachusetts Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Massachusetts State, 103 schools use semester calendar systems and 0 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester103 out of 173 schools
Quarter0 out of 173 schools
Trimester5 out of 173 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 173 schools
Other academic year4 out of 173 schools
Differs by program25 out of 173 schools
Continuous24 out of 173 schools
Un-Known/Other10 out of 173 schools
Next table describes credits that Massachusetts colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits78 out of 173 schools
Credits for Life Experiences59 out of 173 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits94 out of 173 schools
Credit for Military Training66 out of 173 schools

Application Requirements

51 Massachusetts schools require High School GPA and 74 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 29 Massachusetts colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Massachusetts colleges.
Admission Checklist for Massachusetts Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA5116
High School Rank329
High School Record (or Transcript)742
Completion of College Preparatory Program3922
Recommendations599
Formal Demonstration of Competencies1012
Admission Test Scores296
TOEFL589
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)93