University of Massachusetts - Lowell

1,037 reviews
  1. Lowell, MA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Massachusetts - Lowell is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
America East
Address
1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854
Website

University of Massachusetts - Lowell Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
1050-1240
ACT Range
22-28

Cost

Net Price
$15,965/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,718/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,762/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,009/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,120/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,283/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,443Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Variety
    43%
  • Unique
    28%
  • Rowdy
    15%
  • White
    13%
  • Practical
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    26%
  • AWESOME!
    23%
  • Very challenging (in a good way)
    23%
  • Responsible
    12%
  • Growing
    9%
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    5%
  • New wave
    2%

After University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses

Reviews

1,037 reviews
  • Excellent
    137
  • Very Good
    384
  • Average
    428
  • Poor
    60
  • Terrible
    28
As a current student who grew up living around the University of Massachusetts- Lowell, I have seen UML change for the better. Growing up if someone told me that they were going to UML my first thought would be that they probably didn't care much about their education. Although, this thought changed. When I first started to go to UML I was very intimidated by how large the campuses were and how many students were there. You never see the same face twice and you see people from different ethnic backgrounds- it's refreshing! As a person who graduated high school with four African Americans, seeing the diversity on campus is a relief. Because I am a commuter I do not eat the campus food or live on campus, so I cannot give a fair judgment on the food. It's tough to make friends if you don't live on campus or if you are shy. It's easy to get lost in the crowd.
  • Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
I love my school! I'll admit that UMASS Lowell wasn't my number 1 pick in high school, but now that I've been here for 2 years, I would choose it all over again. I never expected to love UML as muhc as I do now. i wouldnt change it for the world. UML has given me such great opportunities and lifelong friends. My time here so far has certainly been memorable from attending hockey games at the Tsongas, studying long hours in O'leary Library before every exam, starting clinicals at Mary Immaculate Nursing home, and participating in club sports, such as Underwater Hockey. Yes thats a sport, and its awesome! I would never have had the ability to make these memories at any other school. Go Riverhawks!
  • College Junior
  • July 3 2015
I absolutely ADORE UMass Lowell. The classes are challenging and interesting in my major, and the atmosphere of the school is exactly what I wanted. Most of the students here are extremely dedicated and interested in their fields of study, because they came here to get a degree, not to party. The professors tend to be extremely helpful and nice, and I have never taken a class that was taught by a TA (excepting Labs). I've met most of my best friends here, and I wouldn't change my choice of school for anything!
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 15 2015