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 10,651 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UMass - Lowell acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Information Science. Graduating 63% of students, UMass - Lowell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,600.
University of Massachusetts - Lowell Rankings
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UMass - Lowell Admissions
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration306 Graduates
Information Science270 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering175 Graduates
Computer Science111 Graduates
Electrical Engineering109 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities98 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.101 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.117 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses
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University of Massachusetts - Lowell Reviews
I'm so glad I chose to go to UMass Lowell! The graphic design department has exceeded my expectations and pushed me to become the creative I am today and the employee I will soon be. You learn so much more that just the technical skills. These professors want you to be successful and do everything they can to make sure you not only get a great job, but keep it. They allow you to develop as an individual designer by encouraging your unique strengths and ideas. This is not a "template program" and is what sets our school apart. True creativity. Thank you so much!
UMASS Lowell is a great school filled with amazing people. Most of the professors here are amazing, and they do care about your education and try to give you the best experience. The social life is great with many clubs to choose from, and may locations to visit and eat at with your friends. The only things that I would like to see change is the food provided on the East Campus dining halls, other than that everything else is great!
I took 6 classes online. I could not say it was awesome or horrible. I can only say that some professors handled the switch to online classes very meticulously which payed off as a strong learning experience. Meticulously, in the manner where they would check if notes were being taken while in lecture, all homework assignments were expected to be completed, quizzes and exams ran with the same expectation as in a classroom setting, and questions were always welcomed through all resources (email, Zoom meetings.) If any of these expectations were not met, the professor would touch bases with the student and find out what could cause the failure to follow the mandated procedures. Because of the pandemic, the effort to follow all procedures of such a meticulously ran class, was hard for some students. But because the professor would follow up with the student, arrangements were made where the student was still expected to learn but based on their circumstances due to the virus.