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.
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.
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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