University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Lowell, MA, USA
3.60 Average Rating

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is the second largest public university in the state and maintains six colleges that collectively offer more than 175 degree programs. Programs at UMass Lowell span and interconnect the disciplines of business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Located in northeastern Massachusetts, the 138-acre campus is home to more than 10,000 undergraduate students who can choose between a number of housing options, including Living-Learning Communities that group students with shared majors or interests. UMass-Lowell puts heavy emphasis on learning through experience and provides opportunities for undergraduate research, co-ops, international experiences and study abroad, internships and clinicals, entrepreneurship, service learning, and more.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
69%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
8%
14%
Submitting ACT
83%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1227
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
18,315
Total Number of Undergrads
14,012
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
46%
20-39 Students
33%
40-99 Students
18%
0
100
31%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,322
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$15,180
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,827
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,748
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
89%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,817
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,794
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,506

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,603
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,928
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$262
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
62%
38%
Student Organizations
250
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
39%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
River Hawks
School Colors
White/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
San Francisco
Washington
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
60%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$57,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
UMass Lowell is fabulous, I didn't expect to love it coming in. Now I wouldn't go anywhere else - great professors, great friends great time!!
Surprisingly Happy Student
UMass Lowell has everything a student will need to succeed, and even have a little fun. They want you to excel and will provide any and all assistance necessary to help you when you need it. It is a well rounded campus and student body among all elements: social life, academics, and athletics.
Allison from Franklin, MA
The University of Massachusetts Lowell provides an outstanding atmosphere for students to excel. The community is very welcoming and the teachers are above adequate. The University has a great recreational center that allows students to separate from their studies and enjoy themselves with a sports team or a recreational class.
Jordyn from Salem, NH
It's a great school with many opportunities to do research and get involved in projects of your interest. Faculty is helpful and a variety of majors is offered. I'm very satisfied with my choice.
Isabella from Milford, MA
The University of Massachusetts-Lowell has a very lovely campus. I visited during a conference at the Tsongas center and had a wonderful time on campus and in the dorms. The campus was beautiful, the food was good, and the supervisors were awesome!
Kaitlyn from Martin, SD
Everything is in the process of being upgraded. Most of the teachers are amazing. Attending Umass Lowell has opened up so many possibilities.
Justin from Arlington, MA