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University of Massachusetts - Lowell Overview

University of Massachusetts - Lowell is a public institution located in Lowell, Massachusetts. UMass Lowell is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is University of Massachusetts - Lowell Known For?

10,495 Full-Time Undergraduates
$18,882 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at UMass Lowell.
  • In 2017-2018, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UMass Lowell with a bachelor's degree make about $53,300 a year. That's 31% more than those who graduate from other schools.

University of Massachusetts - Lowell Rankings

UMass Lowell landed the #357 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #28 out of 68 schools in Massachusetts.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UMass Lowell has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UMass Lowell

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 217
Best Colleges for Veterans 266
Best Colleges 357
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 548
Best Colleges for the Money 948
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,153

Where Is University of Massachusetts - Lowell?

Location of University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Contact details for UMass Lowell are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854-5104
Phone: 978-934-4000
Website: www.uml.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umlowell
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umasslowell

How Do I Get Into UMass Lowell?

You can apply to UMass Lowell online at: https://www.uml.edu/admissions/apply/default.aspx

Admission Requirements for UMass Lowell

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMass Lowell?

69% Acceptance Rate
43% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UMass Lowell is 69%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 57% of accepted students are men and 43% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to UMass Lowell submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 560 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 570 to 660 )
200
800
UMass Lowell received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 22 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Massachusetts - Lowell?

$18,882 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMass Lowell is $18,882. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMass Lowell

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,360 $13,289 $15,963 $21,654 $25,321

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMass Lowell, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,604 a year. That adds up to $30,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMass Lowell is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Massachusetts - Lowell Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,495 Full-Time Undergraduates
37% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,012 undergraduate students at UMass Lowell, with 10,495 being full-time and 3,517 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMass Lowell

There are also 4,303 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,495 full-time undergraduates at UMass Lowell, 63% are male and 37% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMass Lowell

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Massachusetts - Lowell students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMass Lowell Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,121
Black or African American 598
Hispanic or Latino 1,152
White 6,427
International Students 535
Other Races/Ethnicities 662

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at University of Massachusetts - Lowell. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 94 countries are represented at UMass Lowell. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4,103 Took All Classes Online
5,818 Took At Least One Class Online
1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at UMass Lowell. In 2017-2018, 5,818 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMass Lowell has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMass Lowell

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Massachusetts - Lowell was 1.6%. This is the #1,929 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMass Lowell regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMass Lowell majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 11%
Business Administration & Management 8%
Business, Management & Marketing 10%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 17%
Computer & Information Sciences 4%
Computer Information Systems 17%
Curriculum & Instruction 25%
Education 30%
Educational Administration 62%
Electronics Engineering Technology 40%
Engineering 2%
Engineering-Related Fields 62%
Finance & Financial Management 33%
Health Professions 10%
Information Science 4%
International Relations & National Security 50%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 75%
Mathematics 30%
Mathematics & Statistics 31%
Mechanical Engineering Technology 33%
Nursing 19%
Social Sciences 12%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMass Lowell ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMass Lowell.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Polymer & Plastics Engineering #1
Mechanical Engineering Technology #7
Applied Mathematics #11
International Relations & National Security #15
Other Homeland Security #19
Electronics Engineering Technology #23
Industrial Production Technology #24
General Engineering #30
Mathematics #32
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #34
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #35
Engineering-Related Fields #46
Mathematics & Statistics #48
Design & Applied Arts #48
Information Science #50
General English Literature #51
Computer Programming #63
Finance & Financial Management #68
Visual & Performing Arts #99
English Language & Literature #101
Engineering #103
Information Technology #108
Curriculum & Instruction #123
General Psychology #134
Engineering Technologies #151
General Business/Commerce #162
Computer Information Systems #163
Teacher Education Subject Specific #181
Social Sciences #183
Psychology #188
Educational Administration #230
Accounting #256
Health & Medical Administrative Services #298
Computer & Information Sciences #365
Criminal Justice & Corrections #368
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #419
Nursing #430
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #484
Liberal Arts General Studies #484

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Massachusetts - Lowell Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Massachusetts - Lowell awarded 5,912 undergraduate degrees and 2,648 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 0 29 0
Area Studies 0 1 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 1 19 14
Business Administration & Management 0 595 298 1
Chemical Engineering 0 90 13 0
Chemistry 0 14 8 8
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 6 0
Civil Engineering 0 97 27 2
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 30 9 0
Computer Engineering 0 41 39 2
Computer Information Systems 0 0 48 0
Computer Science 0 130 49 9
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 204 77 3
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 76 0
Economics 0 38 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 24 21
Electrical Engineering 0 97 34 6
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 2 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 24 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 6 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 2 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 19 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 40 0 0
General Biology 0 137 20 0
General Business/Commerce 5 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 3
General English Literature 0 65 0 0
General Psychology 0 177 11 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 22 0
History 0 26 3 0
Information Science 39 194 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 50 0
International Studies 0 0 0 3
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 94 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 9 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 24 0
Mathematics 0 74 18 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 198 33 6
Mechanical Engineering Technology 5 19 0 0
Music 0 69 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 32 2 0
Nursing 0 98 26 7
Nutrition Science 0 17 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 19 5
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 6 6 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 12 0
Philosophy 0 11 0 0
Physics 0 16 9 11
Political Science & Government 0 32 0 0
Polymer & Plastics Engineering 0 61 30 9
Public Administration 0 0 10 0
Public Health 0 93 46 4
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 81 0 36
Sociology 0 17 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 22 3
Total 100 5,812 2,340 308

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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