University of Massachusetts Lowell

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University History

In 1894, University of Massachusetts Lowell was founded. It is a public research institution in Lowell, Massachusetts, with a satellite campus in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA.  The university is the northernmost member of the University of Massachusetts system and since 1975, it has been regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The University of Massachusetts is one of the few public universities in the United States to offer accredited undergraduate degrees in programs like; meteorology, sound recording technology, nuclear engineering and plastics engineering. It was the first public university to offer a degree in music education.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The University of Massachusetts Lowell’s 6 schools and colleges are located in its two campuses- Lowell (main campus) and Haverhill campus, these campuses and centers offer wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 6 school and colleges the University of Massachusetts Lowell are;

  • Francis College of Engineering
  • Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Education
  • William J. and John F. Kennedy College of Sciences
  • Manning School of Business

University Notable Alumni

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards University of Massachusetts Lowell. Some of the alumni members of University of Massachusetts Lowell are-

  • Michael Alpert, Vice President of Leather and Sales Operations, Buckman North America
  • Mary Bedell, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Raytheon Company
  • Anthony Caputo, President/Consulting Engineer, Pyrotech Consultants, Inc.
  • Mark Cote, Loan Officer, Salem Five Mortgage
  • Michelle Davis, EDGE Care Team Director, Humana
  • Walter Dawson, Patent Attorney, Of Counsel, Maine Cernota & Rardin
  • George Duggan, Adjunct Professor, Middlesex Community College
  • Drucilla Fitzgerald, Retired Sales Assistant, WMUR-TV Manchester, N.H
  • Andre Dubus III, Best-selling author and faculty member 
  • Craig MacTavish, Former NHL player and current GM and coach
  • Marty Meehan, Former congressman, former UMass chancellor and current UMass president 
  • James Costos, American diplomat and United States Ambassador to Spain and Andorra from 2013 to 2017, 

University Infrastructure & Services


Lowell (Main Campus)-

University of Massachusetts Lowell is located in the historic mill city of Lowell, USA just 45-minutes north of Boston.

Former mill buildings and cobblestone streets around the campus add charm to a crowded downtown that boasts a thriving arts scene, a population rich in cultural diversity, and a flair for festivals in the city.

Wide range of restaurants representing various cultures are present near the campus. Students can spend a day exploring art galleries or take in a show.  Lowell campus is the second-largest campus in the University of Massachusetts system.

Haverhill Campus-

University of Massachusetts Lowell's Haverhill satellite campus is located at Harbor Place in the heart of the city's energetic downtown waterfront. This place is a home to entrepreneurs and working professionals who live and work in the Greater Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire, USA.


The Libraries at University of Massachusetts Lowell are an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The libraries act as a trusted scholarly hub, they offer a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at University of Massachusetts Lowell. The libraries have a vast collection of books, e-journals and e-books etc. University libraries are focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The libraries provide flexible and well-equipped surroundings to everyone’s research and learning needs. They support the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contribute to advancements in teaching and research programs.

Housing services

On-campus- Office of Residence Housing at University of Massachusetts Lowell offers residential communities, where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. The university has 11 residence halls for comfortable housing. The residence halls are- Bourgeois Hall, Concordia Hall, Donahue Hall, Fox Hall, The Inn and Conference Center at UMass Lowell, Leitch Hall, River Hawk Village, Riverview Suites - East, Riverview Suites - West, Sheehy Hall and University Suites.  Each of Massachusetts Lowell residential halls offers support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The university has many residence halls for comfortable housing.  Students can select the room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location and availability. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in university’s residence halls are-

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Access to free events in your hall

Off-campus- The University of Massachusetts Lowell assists students in finding off-campus housing near university’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby university.

Medical services

 University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Health Services Center provides medical services to students. The Health Services Center encourages students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team which responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students. The medical services include preventive services, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses, pharmacy, dentistry, diagnostics and gynecologist to make life easier at University of Massachusetts Lowell. For scheduling online appointments or for telephonic health service students can call at 978-934-4911.

Student’s clubs

University of Massachusetts Lowell offers 37+ students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. The clubs range from the Filipino club to the Turkish Cultural club.  Some of the clubs at University of Massachusetts Lowell are-

  • International Student Club (ISC)
  • The Filipino Club (TFC)
  • Korean Student Association (KSA)
  • Latin American Student Association (LASA)
  • Chinese Graduate Students and Scholars Association (UML CSSA)
  • Graduate Vietnamese Student Association (GVSA)
  • Indian Student Association (ISA)
  • Saudi Students' Association (SSA-UML)
  • Sri Lankan Student Association (SLSA)
  • Turkish Cultural Club

These are just a few clubs listed above, there are many other options available to choose from. Joining a club is one of the best possible ways to get more out of your time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

University location

Lowell (Main Campus)- 220 Pawtucket St, Lowell, MA 01854, United States of America

Haverhill Campus- 2 Merrimack St, Haverhill, MA 01830, United States of America

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

The University of Massachusetts Lowell offers Undergraduate programs and Graduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting Concentration: Business Administration  

  • American Politics Concentration: Political Science  

  • American Studies  

  • Analytics & Operations Management Concentration: Business Administration  

  • Animation & Interactive Media Concentration: Art  

  • Applied/Computational Option: Mathematics   

  • English  

  • Entrepreneurship Concentration: Business Administration 

  • Environmental Engineering  

  • Environmental Science  

  • Environmental Science Option: Environmental Science  

  • Exercise and Fitness Management Option: Exercise Science  

  • Exercise Science  

  • Forensic Science Option: Chemistry  

  • French Option: World Languages and Cultures  

  • Geoscience Option: Environmental Science  

  • Graphic Design  

  • Health Psychology Concentration: Psychology  

  • Health Sciences Concentration: Public Health  

  • History  

  • Homeland Security Option: Criminal Justice 

Student Support-

International Students and Scholar Office (ISSO) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the St. John’s international community. International Students and scholar Services office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.

  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.

  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

International Student Contact-

Office address- International Student and Scholars Office 
UMass Lowell
839 Merrimack St, Suite 255, Lowell, MA 01854

Email-   [email protected]

Phone- 978-934-2383; Fax- 978-934-3022

Students can also schedule a meeting with an advisor by calling at 978-934-2383 or they can also mail at [email protected]. Advising Hours Tuesday- Thursday 2pm-4pm

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Massachusetts Lowell put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. University of Massachusetts Lowell has over 37+ student organizations, so there is something for each student.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need.

Food & Drink-

University of Massachusetts Lowell has a variety of food options. University’s open dining plan gives students access to food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. Students can opt for anything they want at a diverse variety of restaurants and cafes available on-campus.

short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the University of Massachusetts Lowell to have fun like;

  • Boott Cotton Mills Museum

  • Lowell National Historical Park

  • New England Quilt Museum

  • Le-Lacheur Park

  • Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center

  • Boarding House Park

  • Western Avenue Studios

  • Lowell Cemetery

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

University of Massachusetts Lowell keeps safety at priority. University’s police officers provide 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. There are 30 police officers on-campus. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Famous courses

The famous courses at University of Massachusetts Lowell are-

  • Social Sciences

  • Business

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Engineering

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Communication

  • Journalism

  • Cybersecurity

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account

  • Completed Application Form

  • Submit required support documents

  • Academic Records

  • Pay the application fee 

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Recommendations

  • Standardized Test Scores


Fall admissions- February 15                                

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Massachusetts Lowell in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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University of Massachusetts Lowell Cost of studies


Undergraduate: In state- $13,932, Out-of-state- $32,900

Graduate: In state- $14,304, Out-of-state- $25,853

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Massachusetts Lowell Deadlines

Undergraduate: Fall-February 1, Spring-December 1

Graduate: Applications on a rolling basis.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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