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
13,815
Undergraduates
8,151
Men - 59%
5,665
Women - 41%
4,554
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 12,858 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 5
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
624 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
611 average
570-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,550
Out-of-state: $48,197
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $15,180
Out-of-state: $32,827
Room and Board
$12,748
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$18,968
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,500
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
643
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
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
12.8%
Black/African-American
7.4%
Hispanic/Latino
13.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
58.5%
Unknown
4.2%
International Students
2.8% from 70 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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