B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  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
University of Massachusetts - Lowell is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
America East
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

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.67 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 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 46 responses
Report
  • Variety
    43%
  • Unique
    30%
  • Rowdy
    13%
  • White
    11%
  • 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.89 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • AWESOME!
    27%
  • Interesting
    22%
  • Very challenging (in a good way)
    22%
  • 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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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.
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The campus is great! They have a good sports program with a great hockey team. Plenty of activities on the weekend with a good bar scene. I strongly feel for the price I pay for my meal plan which was forced upon me when living on campus the quality of food should be higher. We pay the same amount for a meal plan as UMASS Amherst and they have the #1 found in the country, if UMASS Lowell could improve this it would go a long way.
I attend the College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts - Lowell, and I am very impressed with the caliber of instructors here. They are all tops in their chosen field, and most have been out there in the field, doing the work, and have come to UML to share their knowledge with the students. They genuinely care if you learn, and go above and beyond to help you understand the information you are learning, and how that translates into real world application. They have a diverse campus with a vibrant student life, and have Division 1 sports teams, including one of the best hockey teams in the country. You can't beat UML!