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University of Massachusetts Lowell
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  • 4 Year
  • LOWELL, MA

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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

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. As the #1 Public University in New England for Return on Investment (PayScale.com), 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
75%
SAT Range
1140-1320
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,147 / 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
$11,094 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 65 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 84 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 85 responses

Majors

Explore your options at UMass Lowell

We have 120 majors to choose from—but you don’t have to rush to decide. We have invested millions of dollars in labs, studios, makerspaces and more to enhance hands-on learning and bring classroom material into the real world. Our co-op and internship programs expand every year. Our students invent products, form companies, publish research, present at academic conferences and travel the world.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    84%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,637 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,176
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 60 responses
  • Variety
    43%
  • Unique
    28%
  • Rowdy
    12%
  • White
    10%
  • Practical
    5%
  • Nerdy
    2%

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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. 106 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 66 responses
  • AWESOME!
    30%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Very challenging (in a good way)
    20%
  • Growing
    12%
  • 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
69%
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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