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University of Massachusetts - Lowell Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Massachusetts - Lowell Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Massachusetts - Lowell was awarded 74 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice and corrections.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UMass Lowell as #319 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UMass Lowell held the #336 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UMass Lowell also holds the #27 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMass Lowell?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Massachusetts - Lowell is a competitive 69%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 83% 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 560 and 650. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 560 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 570 to 660 )
UMass Lowell received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Massachusetts - Lowell  ( 24 to 29 )

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At University of Massachusetts - Lowell, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Massachusetts - Lowell is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Massachusetts - Lowell has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 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 31%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at UMass Lowell

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,012 undergraduates at UMass Lowell with 10,495 being full-time and 3,517 being part-time.

UMass Lowell Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

UMass Lowell scored 59.09 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  59.09 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Massachusetts - Lowell Cost?

The overall average net price of UMass Lowell is $19,322. 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 +
$11,524 $12,675 $16,335 $20,764 $24,913

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UMass Lowell, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $7,603 a year. That adds up to $30,412 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMass Lowell is 5.1%. 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. This is good news for future UMass Lowell graduates since it is 31% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 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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Location of University of Massachusetts - Lowell

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 64 majors graduated from University of Massachusetts - Lowell. Of these students, 2,902 received undergraduate degrees and 1,224 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 550 $42,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 270 $39,000
Information Science 192 $59,700
General Psychology 188 $33,200
Mechanical Engineering 175 $59,100
General Biology 135 $36,200
Computer Science 111 $71,400
General English Literature 109 $27,700
Electrical Engineering 109 $65,600
Liberal Arts General Studies 98 $29,400

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 5,818 students took at least one online class at University of Massachusetts - Lowell. This is a decrease from the 5,943 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,818 4,103
2016-2017 5,943 4,101
2015-2016 5,579 3,870
2014-2015 5,181 3,776
2013-2014 7,141 3,859

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