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University of Massachusetts Lowell

  • Lowell, MA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 39%61%
    student ratio
  • 12,734
    total students
  • $1,454 | $8,567
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • 63%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Work Ready, Life Ready, World Ready

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a doctoral-level research university ranked in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report's national universities. Founded in 1894, the University is built on a tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship. Extensive partnerships with industry and community advance research, provide public service, and enrich the student experience. UMass Lowell graduates are ready to contribute meaningfully in the workplace, build lives around the principles and passions they develop in college, and make a difference in the world. Located 25 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, UMass Lowell offers many diverse academic and co-curricular opportunities for you. Here are a few reasons you may wish to apply for admission.

- Supportive learning environment with an 18:1 student to faculty ratio

- Personalized experiential learning and research opportunities on and off campus

- Global student body representing more than 50 countries

- U.S. News & World Report ranks us as a top tier national university

- Historic and multicultural Lowell is less than an hour from Boston, beaches and the mountains

- Honors College, which provides opportunities for enhanced scholarship and research

- Challenging accelerated bachelor's to master's degree option in several departments

- Vibrant student life, Division I athletics and more than 200 student organizations

- Thriving campus with 10 new buildings including a 230,000-square-foot student center

Academics: High-caliber. Engaging. Relevant.

UMass Lowell has a reputation for academic quality, especially in its business and engineering undergraduate programs, which are included among the best by "U.S. News and World Report." "U.S. News" also cites UMass Lowell as one of its Top Public Schools and Best National Universities.

In the past 4 years, UMass Lowell has gone up 27 spots in the USNWR rankings of national universities, to #156 overall and #84 for public universities.

And Payscale.com has us at #16 among public in 20-yr Return on Investment in the country and 1st in New England (among research universities).

In addition, the university is recognized by "as a Top Research University and "Military Times" included the University of Massachusetts Lowell on its 2014 Best for Vets list.

UMass Lowell enrolls approximately 9,800 undergraduates and a total of 17,000 students. Our students represent 30 states and 50 countries. Additionally, 30% of our students identify themselves as African American, Latino American, Asian American, or Native American. UMass Lowell is comprised of 6 colleges and 2 schools offering 100 undergraduate major fields of study as well as several dozen graduate programs. Our areas of study include the Francis College of Engineering, College of Sciences, Manning School of Business, College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Science, College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Criminology, and the Graduate School of Education. There are 50+ Bachelor's to Master's Degree options where students complete two degrees in five years. Additionally, the UMass Lowell Honors College offers enhanced opportunities for scholarship and collaboration with faculty.

While admissions criteria is specific for each college at UMass Lowell, the average academic profile for the incoming class this year was 3.44 GPA and 1151 SAT or 25 ACT. In many cases international students are required to submit their TOEFL exam (minimum score: 79) or IELTS (minimum score 6.5 for freshmen, 6.0 for transfer applicants). Learn more about the application process at: http://www.uml.edu/admissions/apply/default.aspx.


Location & Contact

1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854-2881
USA

Admissions Office

Phone: 978-934-3931
Fax: 978-934-3086
Email: admissions@umi.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Civil Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering Technologies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Community Health Services Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

63% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied9,110
    • Accepted5,824
    • Acceptance Rate63%
    • Enrolled12,734
    • Female Applicants3,858
    • Females Accepted2,267
    • Female Acceptance Rate58%
    • Male Applicants5,252
    • Males Accepted3,557
    • Male Acceptance Rate67%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Required for Some Audition for music students
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.36
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 500 600
    • SAT Math 530 630
    • SAT Writing 480 580
    • ACT Composite 22 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$1,454
    • Out-of-state tuition *$8,567
    • In-district tuition$1,454
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$10,993.00
    • Room and board *$11,278.00
    • Room only *$7,450.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students12,734
    • Male Student Percentage61%
    • Female Student Percentage39%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.96%
    • Black or African American6.06%
    • White or Caucasian66.11%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.16%
    • Asian8.55%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.02%
    • Two or more races2.22%
    • Unknown6.21%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students9% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 36%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Recreational Sports Club, Association of Students of African Origin, WUML (radio station), Campus Activities Programming Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 2 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division 2 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,003
    • Full-time Percentage54%
    • Part-time Percentage46%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio18:1 or 11,039 students to 619 faculty

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