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University of Massachusetts-Lowell

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UMass Lowell Says...

All undergraduate day applicants must have a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma and satisfactory SAT scores. The incoming freshman class for fall 2011 had an average GPA of 3.26 and the average SAT score (combined reading and math) was 1114. Students whose high school average is below the required minimum may be considered for adm... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Office of Undergrad Admissions

883 Broadway Street Suite 110

Lowell, MA 01854-5104

United States

Phone: 978-934-3931

Fax: 978-934-3086


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 81
% Submitting Score:97%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:480 - 590
     Math Middle 50%:520 - 620
% Submitting Score:3%
Average High School GPA:3.27
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:19.27%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:12.29%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:17.11%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:18.3%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:28.98%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:4.05%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:17%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:43%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:82%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:87%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 7,720
Total applicants who are accepted: 5,020
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,424
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 79%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $60.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Free
Early Action Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Action Notification Date: 01/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 02/15
Priority Application Date: 12/01
Notification Begins: 01/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 12 months
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:2
     Academic Electives:2
Academic Units Recommended:
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    480 - 590
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    520 - 620
  • Average HS GPA:
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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