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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
12,885
Undergraduates
7,551
Men - 58.6%
5,335
Women - 41.4%
4,978
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 12,416 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.67
SAT Math
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,112
Out-of-state: $48,480
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,182
Out-of-state: $34,550
Room and Board
$13,930
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Freshman Award
$15,477
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,297
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
5%
10-19
48%
20-29
14%
30-39
14%
40-49
14%
50-99
5%
Over 100
0%
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Lowell Population
110,904
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Mascot
River Hawk
Sororities
2.5% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
96%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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