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How Well Is University of Massachusetts - Lowell Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Massachusetts - Lowell was awarded 381 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is international security.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UMass Lowell is ranked #364 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

UMass Lowell also holds the #28 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMass Lowell?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Massachusetts - Lowell is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 75%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 68% 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 570 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 570 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 570 to 670 )
UMass Lowell received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 23 to 29 )

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Massachusetts - Lowell, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Massachusetts - Lowell is 58%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  58 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Massachusetts - Lowell enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UMass Lowell have a four-year graduation rate of 38%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,813 undergraduates at UMass Lowell with 10,637 being full-time and 3,176 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Massachusetts - Lowell Cost?

The overall average net price of UMass Lowell is $19,119. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMass Lowell

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,560 $12,330 $16,672 $21,523 $26,109

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UMass Lowell, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMass Lowell, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,893 a year. That adds up to $31,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMass Lowell is 4.4%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UMass Lowell Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UMass Lowell with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $53,300 in their early years. That's great news for UMass Lowell students since it is 34% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Massachusetts - Lowell

University of Massachusetts - Lowell is a public institution located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for UMass Lowell are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854-5104
Phone: 978-934-4000

University of Massachusetts - Lowell Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 65 majors graduated from University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Of these students, 3,034 received undergraduate degrees and 1,260 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 612 $46,190
General Psychology 215 $33,253
Criminal Justice & Corrections 209 $43,054
Mechanical Engineering 199 $65,131
Information Science 178 $61,428
Computer Science 154 $75,573
General Biology 129 $40,792
Electrical Engineering 106 $69,338
Liberal Arts General Studies 105 $35,701
Nursing 103 $66,756

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Massachusetts - Lowell along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UMass Lowell

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 17,960 students took at least one online class at University of Massachusetts - Lowell. This is an increase from the 5,831 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 17,960 15,729
2018-2019 5,831 4,064
2017-2018 5,818 4,103
2016-2017 5,943 4,101
2015-2016 5,579 3,870

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Notes and 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.


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