From the School

Throughout its 100-year history, the University has provided innovative programs that meet both the needs of its students for a quality education and the needs of the region for skilled leadership. Its graduates are sought after by employers and graduate schools. They are ready to contribute meaningfully in the work place, to build lives around the principles and passions they develop here, and to make a difference in communities anywhere in the world. The University is part of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, which the London Times ranked 19 in the world based on reputation for teaching and research, and is ranked in the top 200 universities in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. UMass Lowell is located just 25 miles northwest of Boston in a culturally rich city within the region's major business corridor.

The UMass Lowell education focuses on putting the lessons of the classroom into practice. Students have multiple opportunities for co-ops, internships, service-learning activities and undergraduate research, all of which give them relevant hands-on experience. Every professional program at UMass Lowell is accredited by the most prestigious organization in its field. The University is dedicated to maintaining a community that is culturally, socially, and academically diverse and is home to more than 14,000 undergraduate and graduate, resident and commuter students who represent more than 50 countries. It offers over 120 degree choices, more than 88 majors and 72 minors, 45 "fast track" bachelor's-to-master's degree programs, and 52 master's and doctoral programs. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1.

As they take advantage of all that the University has to offer, UMass Lowell students are learning with purpose.

Overview

Applicants
7,720
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average HS GPA
3.27

GPA Breakdown

19%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
29%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 590
SAT Math
520 - 620
ACT Composite
-

Deadlines


Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School

UMass Lowell's academic programs, offered through six colleges, cover the spectrum of learning from traditional programs like history, philosophy, biology, art and music, to interdisciplinary programs like sound-recording technology, global studies, energy engineering and robotics. Our programs are infused with opportunities for learning through experience in research labs, industry and campus-based co-ops, internships and service to diverse communities.

The University operates on a calendar of two semesters, a three-week intersession in January, and a summer term with two sessions. Full-time undergraduates generally take five courses each semester. A minimum of 120 credits is required for baccalaureate degrees; the minimum credits required for professional degree programs are generally higher. A University general education requirement is imposed for all baccalaureate programs. Majors require 30-60 credits. Elective course options vary widely according to the degree program and major area. Professional degree program options and requirements follow specific accreditation guidelines. Maximum curricular freedom is permitted in B.A. programs. The academic climate is both serious and supportive, and requires self-motivation.

First Year Program
We want you to start off on the right foot. The First Year program provides learning communities, a freshman leadership program and an ongoing schedule of educational and recreational activities.

Commonwealth Honors Program
Students who thrive on challenge and like to achieve at a high level can add the distinction of Commonwealth Honors Program Scholar to their resumes. The program is open to students across the University. Offerings include a special first-year seminar, dedicated honors courses, regular courses with honors components, research opportunities and a host of activities and events. Honors House is a dedicated residence hall with faculty in residence. www.uml.edu/honors

Centers for Learning
Everyone needs a little help sometime and it's available at the Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services. CLASS offers individual and group tutoring (peer tutors cover more than 70 subject areas) and help choosing your courses, editing a paper or improving your study skills. www.class.uml.edu

Career Services & Cooperative Education Center:
The Career Services & Cooperative Education Center is a resource for finding a job when you graduate and for locating internships, co-ops and part-time and summer jobs. The staff will help you identify career paths, connect with alumni in your field, polish your resume and prepare for interviews. www.uml.edu/career

International Experiences
The University is committed to helping students develop a global perspective in the belief that it is an important life skill. Students have access to study, work and service opportunities in every corner of the globe. In many cases, students can use financial aid to cover some of the costs associated with studying abroad. UMass Lowell enables students to spend time studying in almost any country in the world during a semester, year, or summer or winter session. A growing number of formal partnerships with universities around the world reflect both the diversity of our own community and contemporary geo-politics.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
1,004
with Terminal Degree

604
Men
400
Women
137
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
60%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Lisa Brothers
President and CEO of Nitsch Engineering.

Bonnie Comley
Vice President of Stellar Productions International, Inc.

Roger Cressey
Senior VP, Booz Allen Hamilton; NBC News counterterrorism analyst

Robert Manning
CEO, MFS Investment Management

Martin T. Meehan
Chancellor, UMass Lowell, served 14 yrs. in US House of Representatives

Alan Solomont
US Ambassador to Spain

Roy Zuckerberg
Former General Partner/Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs (NYC)

Overview

From The School

Total Tuition and fees 2011-12
In-State Residents: $11,297
Out-of-State Residents: $23,736
New England Regional Program: $17,350
Total Room and Board $9,520

The University offers a wide range of merit-based scholarships in addition to financial aid.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 22

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,377

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,610

Average Need-Based Loan
$7,288

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,620

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,902

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$1,454
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$8,567
Required Fees
$9,668
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

From The School

The University's diverse and inclusive community is a supportive environment for students. Departments dedicated to residence life, health services, multicultural affairs, and student activities and leadership support a wide range of programs that help students adjust to and make the most of being in college. More than 150 student organizations, recreational sports and intercollegiate athletics teams give students the opportunity to make friends, have fun and develop leadership skills. These include the student-managed weekly newspaper, "The Connector," annual literary magazine, "The Offering," and radio station, WUML 91.5FM.

Seventy-five percent of freshmen and a growing number of upperclassmen choose to live in University housing. Options include traditional residence halls, apartments, suites and a former downtown hotel. In addition to health, dining and security services, the university provides advocacy and resources for people with disabilities.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,729
Out of State

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
58

Demographics

8.62%
Asian
6.90%
African-American
8.37%
Hispanic
68.67%
Caucasian
4.69%
Unknown
1.13%
International

40% female
60% male
72% are full time
28% are part time

Overview

From The School

The University campus comprises three campuses that cover over 100 acres on both sides of the Merrimack River. Students can walk, bike or drive between campuses or take the River Hawk Roadster, a shuttle bus system that runs continuously between the campuses and to downtown Lowell.

Lowell, a city of 110,000, has gained national attention by successfully leveraging its history, ethnic diversity and entrepreneurial spirit to create a vital urban center. The site of a unique, urban National Historical Park that honors the city as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Lowell is also home to an acclaimed professional theater company, literary and folk festivals, and museums that include the Museum of American Textile History and the Whistler House Museum.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
28%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
70%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
96

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (River Hawks)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (River Hawks)
9 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
77

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
65

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
93

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Lenovo, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sharelle Lopez
Staff Assistant

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
883 Broadway, Suite 110
Lowell, MA 01854

Phone
978-934-3931

Email
Sharelle_Lopez@uml.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Recreation Center
O'Leary Library Learning Commons
McGauvran Student Center
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center
Tsongas Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Lowell
Lowell National Historic Park
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Lowell Textile Museum
Lowell Spinners Baseball Team

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Dates and times vary

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
athletics@uml.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi, shuttle bus around campus, public bus, commuter train service from Lowell to Boston.

Local Accommodations
Inn and Conference Center at UMass Lowell
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Key Stats

7,720
Applicants
11,729
Size
65%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists