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University of Massachusetts - Lowell is a public institution located in Lowell, Massachusetts. UMass Lowell is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

427 Undergraduate Degrees
124 Graduate Degrees
$38,737 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
69% Acceptance Rate

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UMass Lowell is ranked #62 out of 408 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UMass Lowell has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Online Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Computer Science Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Online Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMass Lowell.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Information Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Online Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Information Technology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UMass Lowell has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#74 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#77 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of Massachusetts - Lowell?

Location of University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Contact details for UMass Lowell are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854-5104
Phone: 978-934-4000
Website: www.uml.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umlowell
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umasslowell

How Do I Get Into UMass Lowell?

You can apply to UMass Lowell online at: https://www.uml.edu/admissions/apply/default.aspx

Admission Requirements for UMass Lowell

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMass Lowell?

69% Acceptance Rate
43% Of Accepted Are Women
83% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at UMass Lowell is 69%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 57% of accepted students are men and 43% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 70%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to UMass Lowell submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 560 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 570 to 660 )
200
800
UMass Lowell received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 22 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Massachusetts - Lowell?

$38,737 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMass Lowell is $38,737. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMass Lowell, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,604 a year. That adds up to $30,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMass Lowell is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Massachusetts - Lowell Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,862 Full-Time Undergraduates
39% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,170 undergraduate students at UMass Lowell, with 10,862 being full-time and 3,308 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMass Lowell

There are also 4,182 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,862 full-time undergraduates at UMass Lowell, 61% are male and 39% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMass Lowell

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Massachusetts - Lowell students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMass Lowell Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,368
Black or African American 704
Hispanic or Latino 1,320
White 6,235
International Students 442
Other Races/Ethnicities 793

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at University of Massachusetts - Lowell. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 94 countries are represented at UMass Lowell. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4,103 Took All Classes Online
5,818 Took At Least One Class Online
1.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 11 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at UMass Lowell. In 2017-2018, 5,818 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMass Lowell has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMass Lowell

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Massachusetts - Lowell was 1.6%. This is the #1,473 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMass Lowell regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMass Lowell majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer Information Systems 17%
General Computer & Information Sciences 36%
General Information Science 4%
Information Science 4%
Information Technology 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMass Lowell ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMass Lowell.

Major Growth Rate Rank
App Specific Computer Programming #18
General Information Science #50
Information Science #50
Computer & IS Security #63
Computer Programming #63
Information Technology #71
General Computer & Information Sciences #97
Information Technology #108
Computer Information Systems #163

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Massachusetts - Lowell Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Information Science 29 39 194 0 0 0 262
Computer Science 0 0 130 0 49 9 188
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 48 0 48
General Computer & Information Sciences 28 0 0 0 0 0 28
Computer & IS Security 0 0 0 17 0 0 17
App Specific Computer Programming 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management/Manager 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 64 39 324 18 97 9 551

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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