University of Massachusetts Lowell

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General Information

Admission Office
883 Broadway Street, Room 110
Lowell, MA 01854-5104
(978) 934-3931
(800) 410-4607
Fax: (978) 934-3086

Contact: Kerri Mead
Director Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
One University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854-2894
(978) 934-4000

Total undergrads: 7,316
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,528
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,151
Graduate enrollment: 2,759

Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General A
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Sciences/Systems A,B


Health Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Polymer/Plastics B

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A,B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Industrial Technology B
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A,B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Massachusetts-Lowell Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (978) 934-4000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854-5104
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 18,352
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 12,521 (68% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $15,648
Out-of-state Tuition: $33,574
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $11,557

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Massachusetts-Lowell Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 213
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 51151
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 61222
Education 344
Engineering 9788
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 8332
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 127103
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 4111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 221
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 4211
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1333
Psychology 1121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 132
Visual and Performing Arts 241
Grand total 625464824

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Massachusetts-Lowell and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $15,648
Out-of-state $33,574
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $15,160
Out-of-state $26,940

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,866 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,617 78% $11,557
Student loan aid 1,448 70% $7,574

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,329 59% $9,086
Federal student loans 7,669 55% $6,810

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Massachusetts-Lowell students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 12,660 6,668 5,992
Percent admitted 100% 76% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 19% 22% 16%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Massachusetts-Lowell Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 18,352
Undergraduate enrollment 14,170
Graduate enrollment 4,182

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Massachusetts-Lowell Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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