University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, MA
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
38%
62%
student ratio
12,986
total students
Tuition Cost $1,454 | $8,567
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $15,393
February 10
fall application deadline
62%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
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sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
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Reported
act composite

Overview

University of Massachusetts Lowell undergraduate degree programs

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a public research university situated along the Merrimack River in the city of Lowell, about 25 miles from Boston and Cambridge. Its location within the region's major business corridor creates numerous internship, co-op, service learning, and research opportunities that provide students with real-world learning experience. "U.S. News and World Report" ranks UMass Lowell in its top tier of national universities. 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. The university is dedicated to transformational education that fosters student success, lifelong learning and global awareness. UMass Lowell offers affordable, experience-based undergraduate and graduate academic programs taught by internationally recognized faculty who conduct research to expand the horizons of knowledge. The programs span and interconnect the disciplines of business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. The university continues to build on its founding tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships with industry and the community to address challenges facing the region and the world.

UMass Lowell is part of the University of Massachusetts system. It's comprised of the Francis College of Engineering; College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (includes the School of Criminology and Justice Studies); Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences (includes the Solomont School of Nursing); Kennedy College of Sciences; College of Education; and Manning School of Business.

Academic programs overview

UMass Lowell offers more than 120 bachelor's, 42 master's, and 36 doctoral degree programs and more than a dozen accelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree options which allow students to earn two degrees in as few as five years.

The colleges of engineering, sciences, and health sciences offer a variety of interdisciplinary programs jointly, including a bio-medical engineering and technology minor. Pre-medical, pre-law, and other pre-professional advising is available to students in all majors. Intercollegiate programs in aerospace studies, robotics, and joint military studies are also available.

The UMass academic calendar comprises two semesters, a three-week break in January, and a summer term with two sessions. Full time undergraduates typically enroll in five courses each semester. UMass Lowell also offers a wide range of programs delivered online and on campus in the evenings. Numerous opportunities for study abroad include faculty-led courses, affiliate programs, exchanges, and more than 120 partnerships with prestigious institutions in 40 countries.

College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

The College of Fine Art, Humanities & Social Sciences at UMass Lowell offers bachelor's degree programs in a broad range of study areas within the following majors: art & design; criminal justice and criminology; english; economics; history; legal studies; liberal arts; world languages and culture; music business; music performance (instrumental and vocal); music studies; peace and conflict studies, philosophy; political science; psychology; sociology; and sound recording technology.

Kennedy College of Sciences

The Kennedy College of Sciences offers bachelor's degree programs in a variety of study areas within the curricula of the following majors: biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, and physics.

James B. Francis College of Engineering

The James B. Francis College of Engineering at UMass Lowell offers nationally accredited bachelor's degree programs in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and plastics engineering.

Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences and Solomont School of Nursing

The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences and Solomont School of Nursing offer nationally accredited bachelor's degree programs in a variety of study areas within clinical laboratory and nutritional sciences; community health and sustainability; exercise physiology, nursing, and public health. A BS degree completion program for registered nurses is offered through the Division of Online and Continuing Education.

Manning School of Business

The Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell offers bachelor's and bachelor-to-master's degrees in business administration, with concentrations in accounting, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, financial markets, general finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. All programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

College of Education

The College of Education at UMass Lowell offers widely respected master's, doctoral and initial certification courses. Undergraduates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors can gain classroom experience and a teaching minor through UTeach, a national teacher-training program whose only northeast chapter is at UMass Lowell. Bachelor's-to-master's programs with initial Massachusetts teaching licensure are also available through the Fast Track to Teaching Program.

Campus community and activities

The UMass campus community supports ethnic, cultural and economic diversity. Students come from all 50 states and more than 104 countries. The 150-acre urban UMass Lowell campus is in the midst of a bold expansion, with the opening of 12 new buildings since 2010. Housing is guaranteed for freshmen and available to most returning and transfer students. University housing comprises traditional residence halls, apartments, suites, and a combined conference hall and residence center located in downtown Lowell. 

More than 250 student organizations are active on campus, including dance and sports clubs, gaming groups, leadership societies, student government and a student-run FM radio station. The campus supports 17 Division I varsity sports, which compete in the America East and Hockey East conferences. Students can take part in intramural sports, fitness classes and an outdoor adventure program through the campus recreation center. The 7,800-seat Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell hosts national concerts and events as well as the university's men's hockey team.

Small classes, respected faculty

The student-faculty ratio at UMass Lowell is 17:1. About 50% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students. UMass employs more than 540 full time faculty members, and about 500 part-time faculty. Faculty members are dedicated educators and respected researchers who extend the learning experience beyond the classroom. Graduate teaching assistants also hold part-time instructional positions as discussion section leaders and laboratory teaching assistants.

Financial assistance

UMass Lowell offers financial assistance to students in the form of loans, scholarships, grants and campus employment opportunities.


Location & Contact

1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854
USA

Admissions Office

Phone: 978-934-3931
Fax: 978-934-3086
Email: admissions@uml.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Special Education&-Elementary School
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nuclear Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Civil Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering Technologies Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Community Health Services Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

62% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied9,394
    • Accepted5,825
    • Acceptance Rate62%
    • Enrolled12,986
    • Female Applicants3,990
    • Females Accepted2,228
    • Female Acceptance Rate55%
    • Male Applicants5,404
    • Males Accepted3,597
    • Male Acceptance Rate66%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Required for Some audition for music students, art portfolio for art majors
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.43
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 10th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen February 10th --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 510 600
    • SAT Math 540 640
    • SAT Writing 490 590
    • ACT Composite 22 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$1,454
    • Out-of-state tuition *$8,567
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$450
    • Room and board *$12,496
    • Room only *$8,254
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$15,393
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$16,108
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$4,356
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,410
    • Average Grant Aid:$4,648
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$8,631
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 90%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 51%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students14,013
    • Male Student Percentage62%
    • Female Student Percentage38%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino10.98%
    • Black or African American5.81%
    • White or Caucasian60.71%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.14%
    • Asian10.35%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races2.85%
    • Unknown or International Student4.62%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.48% representing 66 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students9% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 32%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Recreational Sports Clubs, Association of Students of African Origin, WUML (radio station), Campus Activities Programming Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other police and security patrols

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty1,119
    • Full-time Percentage55%
    • Part-time Percentage45%
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported


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