University of Massachusetts Admissions

The University of Massachusetts is a public university founded in 1863 in Boston Massachusetts. The university has campuses in Dartmouth, lowell, Amherst, Boston, and Worchester. UM provides education to over 71,900 students, both graduate and undergraduate. It is most famous for its studies and degrees in Medicine, Engineering, Business, Education, and Public Policy.

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Admission To-Do List

  • Essay / Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Graduate
  • Test Scores
  • Bachelor's degree


Writing Supplement:
Essay / Personal Statement: This is a required part of the application. Take your time writing your essay. Get feedback from your parents, a favorite teacher, or your guidance counselor. Proofread it carefully. We want to know something about you. You must also submit a brief written statement with your application. This is an ideal opportunity to provide further information not apparent in your transcripts and other materials. See more

Application Deadlines

January 15
Fall, Undergraduate
February 1
Fall, Graduate

Famous Graduates

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Advice on Personal Statement for University of Massachusetts Admissions

The University of Massachusetts personal statement is a representation of the applicant's best self. The essay can include academic background, work experience, and future interests. It should focus on why, how, and when the applicant became interested in this area of work or study and the applicant should mention why they would make an ideal candidate. It is important for the applicant to familiarize themselves with the program that they are applying to. The admission staff strongly encourages any applicants to bring their personal statement to the Writing Center to get feedback.