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Acceptance Rate 44.51%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 20.3%
Applicants 571,988
Admitted 254,574
Enrolled 51,686

Applying To Massachusetts Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 44.51% at Massachusetts colleges and universities where total 571,988 students have applied and 254,574 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 Rate44.51%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)20.3%
Average Test Scores1,223 SAT / 27 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 571,988 students (250,671 men and 321,257 women) applied to and 254,574 (106,434 men and 148,128 women) students were accepted to admit Massachusetts Colleges. Among them, 23,004 men and 28,681 women were enrolled into Massachusetts schools. The average acceptance rate is 44.51% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 20.30%. The table below shows the Massachusetts colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Massachusetts Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants571,988250,671321,257
Admitted254,574106,434148,128
Enrolled51,68623,00428,681
Acceptance Rate 44.51% 42.46% 46.11%
Enrollment Ratio 20.30% 21.61% 19.36%
[Chart]Massachusetts Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Massachusetts college, 26,704 students (67.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 7,975 students (17.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,313 and 25th percentile score is 1,132. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 89 and 25th percentile score is 73. 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 Writing564.00653.00
SAT Math568.00660.00
ACT Composite24.0029.00
ACT Math24.0029.00
ACT English25.0031.00
[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

52 Massachusetts schools require High School GPA and 73 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 14 Massachusetts colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Massachusetts colleges.
Admission Checklist for Massachusetts Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA5214
High School Rank327
High School Record (or Transcript)732
Completion of College Preparatory Program3922
Recommendations608
Formal Demonstration of Competencies119
Admission Test Scores144
TOEFL5610
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)103