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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.

Website: www.uml.edu/

Public
Co-ed
14,172
Undergraduate
Students
(39.5%) 5,602 Women
(60.5%) 8,570 Men
4,183
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 12,586 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 5

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
624 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
609 average
570-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,550
Out-of-state: $48,197
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,180
Out-of-state: $32,827
Room and Board
$12,748
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$19,041
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$32,317
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
643
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
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Campus Life

Lowell Population
108,861
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
River Hawk
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.3% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
12.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.5% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students
3.1% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
40.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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