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Study at University of Massachusetts Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, also known as UMass Lowell or UML, is one of five campuses of the University of Massachusetts. It is located in Lowell, Massachusetts, and is one of the largest universities in the Merrimack Valley. UML has been ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as an intensive doctoral/research university. It offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study. These include:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Management
  • Graduate School of Education
  • School of Health and Environment
The athletic teams of UMass Lowell compete in a variety of sports. They are nicknamed the River Hawks.

Profile of University of Massachusetts Lowell

UMass Lowell is located in a large suburb, in Lowell, MA. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at UMass Lowell top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study mathematics, music, engineering, fine arts, computer science and engineering, and security and law enforcement.

UMass Lowell Selectivity

The admissions department at UMass Lowell does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 480 to 520 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 610 or higher on the math SAT. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, UMass Lowell tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 11, 635 students (8, 701 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

UMass Lowell does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Northeast 10 Conference competitions.

UMass Lowell Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management362business management, entrepreneurship, business, management science
Engineering272electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, plastics engineering, chemical engineering, various engineering courses
Liberal Arts226liberal arts and sciences, English, history, political science, social studies, sociology, economics, foreign language and literature, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering205information science, computer science, computer engineering
Security and Law Enforcement201criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety
Education and Teaching152curriculum and instruction, educational administration, reading teaching, health teaching, music teaching, teacher education and development
Therapy and Counselling133psychology, physical therapy, social psychology
Science114biology, physics, chemistry, biomedical sciences, physical science courses, physics courses, polymer chemistry, atmospheric sciences, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine74registered nursing, various nursing
Engineering Technician53mechanical engineering related tech, electronics tech, civil engineering tech, environmental control tech, industrial tech, industrial production tech
Fine Arts49fine arts studies, fine arts
Music36music performance, music
Mathematics31mathematics, applied mathematics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy29rehabilitation, occupational therapy
Medical Support and Technology23clinical and medical lab science
Medical administration23occupational health, health care administration
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy
Science and Laboratory Technician0chemical tech

Contact: UMass Lowell

University of Massachusetts Lowell

1 University Ave

Lowell, MA 01854-5104

General Phone: (978) 934-4000

http://www.UML. EDU

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