UMass Lowell

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

220 Pawtucket St, Lowell, United States
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  • Total Documents
    134
  • Class Notes
    74
  • Textbook Notes
    10
  • Study Guides
    50
  • Currently Enrolled
    78
  • Previously Enrolled
    48

Overview of University of Massachusetts - Lowell (UMass Lowell)

About this school

U Massachusetts at Lowell is a public institution. Founded as a state college in 1894, it gained university status in 1959 and joined the state system in 1991. A comprehensive university, it has special expertise in applied science and technology and is deeply committed to educating students for lifelong success and conducting research and outreach activities that bring value to the region. Second largest of the UMass campuses, Lowell currently offers its 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students 90 different degree programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Health Professions, and Management, as well as the Graduate School of Education. Its two campuses of 105 acres are located in Lowell, 25 miles northwest of Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:14,013
    • Men:8,635 Men (61.6%)
    • Women:5,378 Women (38.4%)

Location

Admission Information (UMass Lowell)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Massachusetts Lowell is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone
(978) 934-3931
Fax
(978) 934-3000
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 10
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 10

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music students, art portfolio for art majors, three additional short answer questions for No Test option recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 11,113 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 4,843 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 6,270 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,051 (40%) of 7,636 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,106 (34%) of 3,271 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,945 (45%) of 4,365 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.55
375 And Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
618 average |570-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |24-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
22%
• Score 24 - 29
55%
• Score 18 - 23
22%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UMass Lowell)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $14,800|Out-of-state: $31,865 (49.47%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,496 (41.77%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (4.01%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,422 (4.75%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Massachusetts Lowell accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 10
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002161
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,541 (91.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,090 (70.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,075 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
457 (42.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$16,799
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 987 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,789
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 993 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,291
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 56 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
349 (20.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,840

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
8,053 (80.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,115 (75.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,963 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,604 (43.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$15,884
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,183 (86.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,151
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,603 (94.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,775
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 266 (4.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,595 (15.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,877

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,744
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UMass Lowell)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


616

Part-Time Faculty


503

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


50%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 14% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
547,658
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2145
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Massachusetts Lowell provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.0%

Programs & Majors (UMass Lowell)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (47)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (36)


  • Allied Health--General
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Social Psychology

Campus Life (UMass Lowell)

Location & Geography

Population


108,861

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Boston

Campus Size


100 acres

Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lowell
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lowell

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


68%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
River Hawk
School Colors
Red, white, and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Massachusetts Lowell offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, recreational sports clubs, association of students of african origin, wuml (radio station), campus activities programming association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


10,495

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
14,013
Women
5,378
Men
8,635

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 10.8% Asian
  • 6.1% Black/African-American
  • 11.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.6% White
  • 4.8% Unknown

International Students


4.5% from 66 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


4,303

Student Resources (UMass Lowell)

Study resources

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