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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854
Branch of
UMass System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
America East Conference
From University of Massachusetts - Lowell

We’re excited you’re exploring UMass Lowell! There are countless opportunities available to you here. We can’t wait to tell you all about it.

First thing’s first: here is some background information.

UMass Lowell is a public research university ranked by “U.S. News and World Report” in its top tier of national universities. We offer affordable, experience-based undergraduate and graduate degrees.

We’re located in Lowell, Massachusetts (about 25 miles from Boston), smack dab in the middle of New England’s business and technology corridor. You can bet you’ll have countless options for internships, co-ops, service learning and research opportunities that will give you real-world learning experiences that employers across the globe look for in employees.

At UMass Lowell, you’ll connect with internationally renowned faculty whose passion for their courses is contagious. You’ll graduate with the hands-on experience employers look for. You’ll go into the world ready to make a difference.

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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

Application Deadline
February 5
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
1150-1320
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,183 / 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
$11,557 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 81 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 82 responses

Majors

Manning School of Business

Business is about turning ideas into reality, bringing products to consumers and turning analytics into profit-driving results. The Manning School is housed in the Pulichino Tong Business Center, complete with a trading room, Bloomberg terminals and networked classrooms. Our students are in demand for internships and co-ops at Boston’s biggest companies, financial services firms and startups.

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
  • All
    15%
  • None
    75%
  • Some
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,862 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,308
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
  • Variety
    44%
  • Unique
    28%
  • Rowdy
    12%
  • White
    11%
  • Practical
    5%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 103 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
  • AWESOME!
    30%
  • Interesting
    22%
  • Very challenging (in a good way)
    19%
  • Growing
    13%
  • Responsible
    8%
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    3%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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

University of Massachusetts - Lowell Reviews

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