University of Massachusetts Lowell

Lowell, MA

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
14,013
Undergraduate
Students
(38.4%) 5,378 Women
(61.6%) 8,635 Men
4,303
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 11,113 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.55
SAT Math
618 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
606 average
560-650 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: $29,918
Out-of-state: $46,983
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,800
Out-of-state: $31,865
Room and Board
$12,496
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Freshman Award
$16,799
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,744
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
616
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
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
River Hawk
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
38.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
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

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone
(978) 934-3931
Fax
(978) 934-3000
E-mail
admissions@uml.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
86% of 3266 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
697
Students Accepting Wait List Position
272
Students Admitted From Wait List
107

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.55
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
618 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
606 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 52%
Top half: 87%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,918
Out-of-state: $46,983
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,800
Out-of-state: $31,865
Room and Board
$12,496
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,422
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 10
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002161
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out 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


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and 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
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

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Music, Professional Science Master's, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • 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

Doctoral Degrees Offered

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

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Promotion
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering

Location and Setting


Boston 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
32% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
Other
police and security patrols

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

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
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
14,013
Women
5,378 (38.4%)
Men
8,635 (61.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
10,495
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
All Graduate Students
4,303

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
38.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
60.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Average Starting Salary
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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