University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, MA

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$15,180

$32,827

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
49%
500-599
40%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
700-800
14%
600-699
48%
500-599
36%
400-499
0
30-36
23%
24-29
52%
18-23
22%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

60%

male

40%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,215
Declined 3,371
Total Received 12,586
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Public

14,172

undergraduate students

4,183

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

University of Massachusetts 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 18,355
Established in 1894
Coeducational Coeducational

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Two major campuses of 142 acres in Lowell (population: 111,346), 25 miles north of Boston. Served by bus; major airport, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates transportation around campus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

University of Massachusetts Lowell
1 University Avenue
Lowell
01854-2882

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Recreational Sports Clubs
  • Association of Students of African Origin
  • WUML (radio station)
  • Campus Activities Programming Association

Top Events

  • Spring Carnival
  • Family Day
  • Culture Shock
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • police and security patrols

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
89%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
49%
500-599
40%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
700-800
14%
600-699
48%
500-599
36%
400-499
0
30-36
23%
24-29
52%
18-23
22%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline February 5
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.6

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,215
Declined 3,371
Total Received 12,586

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track and field

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Football, Racquetball, Squash, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Football, Racquetball, Squash, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports Men

Cheerleading, Golf, Rowing, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Swimming and diving

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Fencing, Golf, Rowing, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Swimming and diving

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Mathematics, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Nuclear Engineering
Nutrition Sciences
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Sociology
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

18,355

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

14,172
students

Female
40%
5,602

Male
60%
8,570

23%

4,183
students

Female
45%
1,864

Male
55%
2,319

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

10,862
students

Female
40%
4,276

Male
60%
6,586

24%

3,310
students

Female
41%
1,326

Male
59%
1,984

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 41%
Student 5 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
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

948

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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