University Of Massachusetts Lowell

University Of Massachusetts Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, also known as UMass Lowell or UML, is one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts. It is located in Lowell, Massachusetts, and is one of the largest universities in the Merrimack Valley. UML has been ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as an intensive doctoral/research university. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. These include:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Management
  • Graduate School of Education
  • School of Health & Environment

The athletic teams of UMass Lowell compete in a variety of sports. They are nicknamed the River Hawks.

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University of Massachusetts-Lowell
1 University Ave
Lowell , MA 01854-5104
General Phone: (978) 934-4000

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UMass Lowell Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management326business, business management, entrepreneurship, management science
Engineering264chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, plastics engineering, various engineering courses
Security and Law Enforcement257criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Liberal Arts197American studies, foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, sociology, social studies, ...
Computer Science and Engineering191information science, computer science, computer engineering
Therapy and Counseling139psychology, social psychology, community health services, physical therapy
Science130biology, biomedical sciences, marine biology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, polymer chemistry, physics, physics courses, physical science courses ...
Education and Teaching107curriculum and instruction, educational administration, music teaching, reading teaching, teacher education and development
Nursing and Emergency Medicine88registered nursing, various nursing
Music55music, music performance, various music studies
Fine Arts43fine arts, fine arts studies
Engineering Technician37civil engineering tech, electronics tech, environmental control tech, industrial tech, industrial production tech, mechanical engineering related tech
Medical Support and Technology34clinical and medical lab science
Mathematics31mathematics, applied mathematics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy29occupational therapy, rehabilitation
Medical Administration22health care administration, occupational health
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy
Science and Laboratory Technician0chemical tech

Number of programs and degrees for UMass Lowell in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,35843
Associate's degree236
Master's degree50633
Doctor's degree6718
Post-master's certificate33

UMass Lowell Student Body

In 2007-2008, UMass Lowell had a total enrollment of 11,635 students (8,663 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 65%
Women 35%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 19%
22-24 18%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

UMass Lowell Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 32 %

UMass Lowell Room and Board (2007)

UMass Lowell offers campus housing for 2,670 of its 8,663 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Lowell, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

UMass Lowell Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480570
SAT Math500610

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UMass Lowell Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,006
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,028
Room and board $ 7,520
Room charge $ 4,742
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,617
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,410

Financial Aid:
UMass Lowell participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 216100)

UMass Lowell Faculty

UMass Lowell has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7252
Non-tenured and not on tenure track69

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year142$114,46839$110,475
Associate professoracademic year58$92,08543$86,639
Assistant professoracademic year67$76,80558$72,956
Instructoracademic year3$67,0670*
Lectureracademic year1*3$50,000
All faculty totalacademic year271$99,548143$86,821

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UMass Lowell Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Northeast 10 Conference
Baseball Northeast 10 Conference
Track Northeast 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports334376

UMass Lowell Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Science, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Mechanical Engineering
Polymer/Plastics Engineering

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Religion And Philosophy

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Polymer Chemistry

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
Social Psychology

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