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?
- The highest award offered at UMass Lowell is the doctor's degree.
- 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 #365 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UMass Lowell has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMass Lowell.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UMass Lowell has earned from around the web.
|#5||Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections||College Factual|
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|#57||Best Colleges for General Biology||College Factual|
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Where Is University of Massachusetts - Lowell?
Contact details for UMass Lowell are given below.
|Address:||1 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854-5104|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UMass Lowell?
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.
Can I Afford University of Massachusetts - Lowell?
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
There are also 4,182 graduate students at the school.
Of the 10,862 full-time undergraduates at UMass Lowell, 61% are male and 39% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Massachusetts - Lowell students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||704|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,320|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMass Lowell has changed over the last few years.
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.
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.
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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