University of Massachusetts - Lowell Overview
Located in Lowell, Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts - Lowell is a public institution. UMass Lowell is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is University of Massachusetts - Lowell Known For?
- Students at UMass Lowell have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at UMass Lowell is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 58% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, UMass Lowell bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $53,300 a year. That's about 31% more than their peers at other schools.
University of Massachusetts - Lowell Rankings
UMass Lowell is ranked #381 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
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.
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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.
|#1||Best Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies, Other Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best International Security Schools||College Factual|
|#8||Best Criminal Justice Schools||College Factual|
|#14||Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools||College Factual|
|#15||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools||College Factual|
|#98||Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools||College Factual|
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 52% of accepted students are men and 48% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.
Average Test Scores
About 68% 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 570 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 670.
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
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UMass Lowell, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,893 a year. That adds up to $31,572 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UMass Lowell is 4.4%. 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 4,337 graduate students at the school.
Of the 10,637 full-time undergraduates at UMass Lowell, 59% are male and 41% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Massachusetts - Lowell students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||766|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,421|
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UMass Lowell
The following table shows how UMass Lowell is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Mechanical Engineering Technology||#4||#13|
|Electronics Engineering Technology||#10||#16|
|International Relations & National Security||#31||#40|
|Finance & Financial Management||#34||#82|
|General English Literature||#54||#86|
|English Language & Literature||#74||#106|
Online Growth Rankings of UMass Lowell
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Massachusetts - Lowell was 73.0%. This is the #502 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at UMass Lowell regardless of major.
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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