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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 10,651 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.
1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854
Branch of
UMass System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
America East Conference

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.

UMass - Lowell Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1150-1320
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,257/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,720/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
26
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
11
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    10%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    16%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,651Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,353
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Variety
    42%
  • Unique
    29%
  • Rowdy
    13%
  • White
    11%
  • Practical
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.101 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • AWESOME!
    30%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Very challenging (in a good way)
    20%
  • Growing
    13%
  • Responsible
    8%
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    3%
  • New wave
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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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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!
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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.