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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
UMass - Lowell is an above-average public university located in Lowell, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,019 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMass - Lowell acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Information Science. Graduating 56% of students, UMass - Lowell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,900.
About University of Massachusetts - Lowell...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
America East Conference
Address
1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854
Website
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University of Massachusetts - Lowell Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1070-1260
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,348/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,694/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,180/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,465/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,554/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,804/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,019Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Variety
    45%
  • Unique
    31%
  • Rowdy
    12%
  • White
    10%
  • Practical
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.92 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • AWESOME!
    31%
  • Interesting
    21%
  • Very challenging (in a good way)
    21%
  • Growing
    12%
  • Responsible
    10%
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    4%
  • New wave
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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The University of Massachusetts is one of the most welcoming environments I've been in. Every professor is extremely helpful and wants the best for their students. Since the school is not too big, the class sizes are intimate enough for a student to receive the special attention that they deserve. The University is D1 in athletics so sports are highly respected on and around campus! The only thing that I wish to see more at UMass Lowell is diversity. It is a predominantly white campus even though the city of Lowell is predominantly Hispanic and Cambodian. However, there are many diverse clubs and organizations.
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It's in a great location in Lowell! There's great places to eat around and on campus. The community is very diverse and everyone is pleasant. You won't feel out of place. There's a great amount of things to do in Lowell for music as well as just walking around. The professors are great and are willing to help those who seek help. The school staff is very helpful as well and very knowledgeable. If one person cannot help you, they will find the right person or department that can. The only downside is the construction that's going on right now, but it is to improve some of the older hallways.
As a transfer student it was really important for me to find the right school that I could finish with. Massachusetts Lowell not only has outstanding professors that truly care about their students' success, but also other faculty members like advisors and department chairs that teach out to students throughout the semester and school year to provide information about what is going on and what dates and/or events are important and coming up. Furthermore, apart from the diverse amount of degrees that UMass Lowell offers, they also offer many different classes beyond the typical or "square-cut" classes that really spark a student's natural curiosity, and these classes are taught by passionate professors who keep the students engaged and make the classes that much more enjoyable. Before you know it, the semester has passed and as a student you feel great about the classes you take.