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The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a doctoral-level public research university ranked in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report's national universities. Founded in 1894, the university is built on a tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship. Extensive partnerships with industry and community advance research, provide public service, and enrich the student experience. UMass Lowell graduates are ready to contribute meaningfully in the workplace, build lives around the principles and passions they develop in college, and make a difference in the world.

The university is part of the University of Massachusetts system and comprises the Francis College of Engineering; the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (includes the School of Criminology and Justice Studies); the College of Health Sciences (includes the School of Nursing); the Kennedy College of Sciences; the Graduate School of Education; the Manning School of Business; and the Honors College. Together, the colleges offer more than 120 bachelor’s, 40 master’s and 30 doctoral degrees, and a number of certificate programs. All programs are accredited at the highest levels and incorporate vigorous hands-on learning and personalized attention. Students in all undergraduate disciplines who participate in the Honors College and complete the program requirements graduate with a Commonwealth Honors designation on their degrees.

UMass Lowell maintains a student-faculty ratio of 18:1 and focuses on putting the lessons of the classroom into practice in real-world settings through co-ops, internships, service learning, and research. Approximately 50 percent of undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 students. A growing number of interdisciplinary programs, such as the biomedical engineering and technology minor offered jointly by the colleges of Engineering, Sciences, and Health Sciences, reflect emerging fields in the global economy. Dozens of accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s programs allow students to earn two degrees in as few as five years. All academic programs are accredited and meet the most rigorous board standards in higher education.

All first-year students belong to academic learning communities. Optional Living-Learning Communities in the residence halls include: honors, art, music, women in science and engineering, pre-med, business innovation, health professions, DifferenceMakers, criminal justice, creative arts, veterans, and more. The Centers for Learning offer tutoring and academic support programs. The Career Services and Cooperative Education Center helps students prepare for the transition to the working world. The DifferenceMaker program encourages student teams to address real-world problems through entrepreneurial action and sponsors the annual $25,000 Idea Challenge pitch contest.

To be considered for admission to undergraduate day programs, applicants must have a high school or a general equivalency diploma. Applicants have two application choices: the first is to apply with ACT and/or SAT scores; the second is to apply test-optional. Test-optional applicants need to answer additional supplemental application questions. Admissions standards vary by program. Last year’s incoming freshmen had an average GPA of 3.59 and SAT scores of 1171 (reading and math).

Transfer students are considered for fall or spring semester admissions. Transcripts of completed work must be on file prior to acceptance. Depending on the number of transfer credits and college GPA, transfer students who seek admission as matriculating day students may be asked to provide a high school record and SAT scores.

Special-entrance programs that provide nontraditional admissions pathways for international students are available.

UMass Lowell admits students through early action, regular admission, and transfer admission. Entering freshmen are admitted for the fall or spring semesters. The early action deadline for freshmen is November 1; the regular admission deadline is February 1. Applicants to the School of Nursing must apply by the early action deadline. The preferred deadline for transfer applications is August 15 for the fall and January 7 for the spring. Applicants can apply using the Common Application or the UMass Lowell application; both require an essay and a letter of recommendation. Both applications are available online at uml.edu/apply.

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Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate

Test Scores


Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1

Regular — February 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

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

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.
  • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Environmental Health.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Nutrition Sciences.
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.


Degrees

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

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

Notable Faculty


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
President of University of Mass, 14 yrs. in US House of Representatives

Alan Solomont
US Ambassador to Spain

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

Graduation Rates

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

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

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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)
No

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
0
Foreign Countries Represented
66

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Jody Goldstein

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
250
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
8

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I


Men's Sports (River Hawks)
8 Sports

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

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
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

92/99
AASHE STARS® rating
GOLD
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2018.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Verizon

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Cailey Watson
Assistant Director of Orientation & Tours

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
220 Pawtucket Street, Suite 420
Lowell, MA 01450

Phone
(978) 934-3931

Email
umltours@uml.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Crossing
Campus Recreation Center
O?Leary Library Learning Commons
Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center
Health and Social Science Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Lowell
Bellegarde Boathouse
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

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Students should contact academic department to schedule a visit.

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.

Driving Instructions to Campus
UMass Lowell is located in Lowell, Mass., 45-minutes north of Boston, at the intersections of Routes 495, 93, and 3.

Local Accommodations
Inn and Conference Center at UMass Lowell


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