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
12,389
Undergraduates
7,087
Men - 57.2%
5,130
Women - 41.4%
4,905
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 12,171 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 5
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.69
SAT Math
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25-31 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $33,100
Out-of-state: $51,926
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $16,470
Out-of-state: $35,296
Room and Board
$13,930
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Freshman Award
$17,966
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,528
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
626
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
7%
10-19
41%
20-29
21%
30-39
15%
40-49
10%
50-99
4%
Over 100
0%
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Lowell Population
110,904
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
River Hawk
Sororities
2.5% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
14.3%
Black/African-American
8.6%
Hispanic/Latino
14.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
55.4%
Unknown
3.7%
International Students
2.6% from 71 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
98%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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