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Tuition & Fees

$13,297

$20,410

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,824
Declined + 3,286
Total Received 9,110
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undergraduateRatios

61%

39%

male

female

1  :  18

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology
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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 16,932
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  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)
•  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)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Codes

SAT 3911
ACT 1854

Social Networks

Public

12,734

undergraduate students

4,198

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
34%
500-599
48%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
47%
400-499
30%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
41%
18-23
41%
12-17
4%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
12%
24-29
60%
18-23
24%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
50%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Lowell, MA

Two major campuses of 142 acres in Lowell (population: 108,522), 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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
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
22%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
34%
500-599
48%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
47%
400-499
30%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
41%
18-23
41%
12-17
4%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
12%
24-29
60%
18-23
24%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
50%
18-23
35%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,824
Declined + 3,286
Total Received 9,110

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

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 $14,758,902
State $3,897,756
Institutional $15,804,069
Other external $780,118
Total $35,240,845

Non-need-based

Federal
State $444,081
Institutional $4,408,873
Other external $314,084
Total $5,167,038

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
badminton
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
crew
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
golf
ice hockey
martial arts
racquetball
rugby
soccer
softball
squash
tennis
track (outdoor)
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
ultimate Frisbee
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
Autism Studies
Biological Science
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology
Business Administration
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
Economics
Education Administration
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Engineering Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology
Energy Engineering
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
Finance
Fine Arts
Health Education
Health Services Administration
History
Industrial Management
Industrial Technology
Information Technology
Innovation/Technology Entrepreneurship
International Business
Language Arts/Literacy
Leadership in Schooling
Liberal Arts
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing
Marine Science
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics/Science Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Modern Languages
Music Business
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Studies
Nursing
Nursing/Health Promotion
Nutritional Sciences
Peace/Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Physics/Radiological Science
Plastics Engineering
Political Science
Polymer Science
Psychology
Radiological Science/Protection
Reading/Language Arts
Regional Economy/Social Development
Sociology
Sound Recording Technology
Work Environment
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Undergraduate

75%

12,734
students

Female
39%
4,957

Male
61%
7,777

Graduate

25%

4,198
students

Female
47%
1,958

Male
53%
2,240

undergraduateFull-time

70%

9,034
students

Female
39%
3,453

Male
61%
5,581

undergraduatePart-time

30%

3,700
students

Female
41%
1,504

Male
59%
2,196

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

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 30
Countries most often represented Algeria
Canada
India
Kuwait
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
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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