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Tuition & Fees

$14,307

$30,875

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
53%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
44%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
53%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
21%
24-29
43%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
20%
24-29
55%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
18%
24-29
55%
18-23
25%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

62%

38%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,020
Declined + 4,618
Total Received 10,638
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Public

13,266

undergraduate students

4,184

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Information Technology
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Codes

SAT 3911
ACT 1854

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School Facts

UMass Lowell is a comprehensive, public, national research university. Its 142-acre campus is located along the banks of the Merrimack River in the culturally rich city of Lowell, 25 miles north of Boston.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 17,450
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Lowell, MA

Two major campuses of 142 acres in Lowell (population: 108,861), 25 miles north of Boston. Served by bus; major airport, bus, and train service to Boston. School operates transportation around campus. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Massachusetts Lowell
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854-2882

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
82%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
30%
500-599
53%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
44%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
24%
500-599
53%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
21%
24-29
43%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
20%
24-29
55%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
18%
24-29
55%
18-23
25%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,020
Declined + 4,618
Total Received 10,638

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Kerri Johnston
Associate Dean of Enrollment and Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 978 934-3931
F: 978 934-3086
admissions@uml.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,068,196
State $4,392,283
Institutional $17,910,873
Other external $1,102,874
Total $38,474,226

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $421,451
Institutional $5,703,217
Other external $508,226
Total $6,632,894

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
track (outdoor)
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Hockey East Association (Division I), America East (Division I)
Mascot
River Hawks
School colors
blue, red, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Applied Mathematics
Applied Psychology/Prevention Science
Art
Autism Studies
Biological Science
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Accounting
Business Administration/Entrepreneurship
Business Administration/Finance
Business Administration/Information Systems
Business Administration/International Business
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Business Administration/Supply Chain/Operations
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Technology
Clinical Lab Science
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Community Health
Community/Social Psychology
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Economic/Social Development of Regions
Economics
Education
Education Administration
Educational Administration/Planning/Policy
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology
Energy Engineering
English
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Environmental Science/Atmospheric Science
Environmental Science/Environmental Studies
Environmental Science/Geoscience
Environmental Studies Engineering
Environmental Studies Science
Exercise Physiology
Finance
Global Studies
Health Informatics/Management
History
Industrial Technology
Information Sciences/Studies
Information Technology
Innovation/Technology Entrepreneurship
Language Arts/Literacy
Leadership in Schooling
Liberal Arts
Management
Marine Science
Mathematics
Mathematics/Science Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Modern Languages
Music
Music Business
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Studies
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Nursing/Health Promotion
Nutritional Sciences
Peace/Conflict Studies
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physics/Radiological Science
Plastics Engineering
Political Science
Polymer Science
Psychology
Public Health
Radiological Science/Protection
Reading/Language Arts
Security Studies
Sociology
Sound Recording Technology
Work Environment
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Undergraduate

76%

13,266
students

Female
38%
5,043

Male
62%
8,223

Graduate

24%

4,184
students

Female
44%
1,846

Male
56%
2,338

undergraduateFull-time

73%

9,743
students

Female
38%
3,617

Male
62%
6,126

undergraduatePart-time

27%

3,523
students

Female
41%
1,426

Male
59%
2,097

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

92%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

70%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 69
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Mongolia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kerri Johnston
Associate Dean of Enrollment/Director of Undergraduate Admissions
978 934-3948
kerri_johnston@uml.edu

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