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University of Massachusetts - Lowell provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Lowell, MA and publically funded. Enrollment at UMass exceeds 15,000 yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Most students accepted to this school earn an SAT score within the range of 1000 - 1210, or an ACT score between 21 - 26. 64% of those who apply are admitted to this school, of which 29% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at uml.edu.

The tuition at UMass varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay close to $12,000 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $26,000 for the year. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $7,000 for the year. Students enrolled at this school may be eligible for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.

The UMass "River Hawks" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)

Students should visit the school's http://www.uml.edu to view additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates University of Massachusetts - Lowell accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to University of Massachusetts - Lowell.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 26

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UMass

The table below lists the chances for admission at University of Massachusetts - Lowell.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions4,878 (64%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,438 (29%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Massachusetts - Lowell is around 15,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 77% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $60 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $1,500-$1,700
    • Out-of-State: $8,600-$10,280
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $490-$590 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $1,000-$1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships75%$6,853
Receiving Student Loans74%$6,007

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, University of Massachusetts - Lowell may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

University of Massachusetts - Lowell has an overall graduation rate which is around 50%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years30%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Massachusetts - Lowell is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Basketball (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Track and Field (Northeast 10 Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Security and Protective Services

Computer and Information Sciences


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B, M)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (B)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions (B, C, M)
  • Physical Therapy (D)
  • Healthcare Administration (C, M)
  • Community Health Services, Liaison, Counseling (B)
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene (D, M)
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (C)
  • Geriatric Nurse (C)
  • Nursing Education (C)
  • Nursing Science (D)
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (C)



  • Curriculum and Instruction (M)
  • Reading Teacher Education (C, D, M)
  • Educational Leadership and Administration (C, D, M)
  • Music Teacher Education (M)
  • Teacher and Professional Development (D)
  • Special Education and Teaching (C)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Arts and Art Studies (B)
  • Music Management (B)
  • Music (B, C)
  • Music Performance (B)
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Art Studies
  • Fine Studio Arts

English Language and Literature

  • English (B, C)
  • Technical and Business Writing (C)

Social Sciences


Mathematics and Statistics

Engineering Technology

  • Plastics Engineering Technology (C)
  • Environmental Control Technologies (C, M)
  • Industrial Production Technologies (C, M)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A, B, C)
  • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies (A, B)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (A, B, C)
  • Manufacturing Technology

Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry (B, C, D, M)
  • Physical Sciences (B)
  • Physics (B, D, M)
  • Polymer Chemistry (D)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Nutrition (B)
  • Intercultural, Multicultural and Diversity Studies (C)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies

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