University of Massachusetts – Lowell

1 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854-5104

About University of Massachusetts – Lowell

University of Massachusetts – Lowell is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. The majority of these doctorates are awarded within scientific fields, such as engineering, mathematics, science, and technology. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate10,548
Student Age% Under 2560%
 % 25 and Over40%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time62%
 % Part-time38%
Race/Ethnicity% White65.7%
 % Black5.0%
 % Asian7.6%
 % Latino5.7%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown12.2%
 % International student4%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted74%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled30%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT10%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800580 / 800
 SAT Math500 / 800610 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite21 / 3626 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 Graduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$10,506
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$22,946
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid86%
 % Undergraduates with Loans70%
 % Undergraduates with Grants65%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,068
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$3,900
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,542
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,042
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,542

Neighborhood Data for the Lowell Area

Median Age33.1
Median Household Income$51,471
Total Population105,860
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.9% 52.1%
 Age 0-950.4%49.6%
 Age 10-1748.9%51.1%
 Age 18-2450.9%49.1%
 Age 25-2948.4%51.6%
 Age 30-3947.6%52.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White60.2%
 % Black6.1%
 % Asian19.6%
 % Latino16.1%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.8%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,068
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$3,900
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$830
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50027.6%32.7%7.8%
 $500 to $74942.7%18.7%0.0%
 $750 to $99914.9%31.2%27.6%
 Over $100014.8%17.5%49.9%
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