University of Massachusetts Lowell

United States of America

1037th US-News World Ranking

Established in 1894, the University of Massachusetts is a public research university located in Lowell, Massachusetts. The campus is clustered along the Merrimack River in the heart of Lowell, a remarkable diverse city. It is a part of the University of Massachusetts system and has been regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is the largest university in the Merrimack Valley and the second-largest public institution in the state.

 The university consists of 6 colleges such as Manning School of Business, Zuckerberg College of Health, Sciences, Francis College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Kennedy College of Sciences and College of Education. It offers  over 122 bachelor's, 43 master's and 36 doctoral degree programs, including nationally recognized programs in engineering, criminal justice, education, music, science and technology. University of Massachusetts most popular programs include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services.

Massachusetts has an approximate student population of 17,000 and a student to faculty ratio of 17:1. The university follows a semester based academic calendar with an acceptance of 60%. According to U.S. News & World Report UMass Lowell's Graduate School of Education is ranked No.103 in the country.

The university is one of the few universities in the U.S. to offer undergraduate degrees in plastics engineering, sound recording technology, meteorology and nuclear engineering. U.S. News & World Report named UMass, Lowell 2nd among public universities in Massachusetts and 78th in the top public universities.

Notable Alumni: Bonnie Comley (Broadway and film producer), Eunice Alberts (Opera and concert singer), Richard Farrell (Author, filmmaker, teacher and journalist), Jack Weinstein (U.S. Air Force Leiutennant General)

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English

At UMass Lowell the American Studies Program offers both a major and a minor. It includes faculty from departments such as English, Cultural Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science. American Studies invites students to examine the development of American society and its culture. It also encourages students to explore the relationships among ideas, institutions, values, and aesthetic forms as they have evolved in the United States. Reflecting the pluralistic nature of the American experience, this program provides opportunities for students to explore multiculturalism and diversity in America.

Completed Common Application or UMass Lowell Application, High-school Transcript, Personal Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL

Executives, Public relations representatives, Product managers, Speech writers, Press secretaries, Journalists

1st Feb

English

The Communications and Critical Thinking (C&CT) track in philosophy serves students preparing for these careers with a unique interdisciplinary course of study that puts them on the fast track for any of those professional choices. It provides training in the latest media technologies and in timeless communication skills such as presenting good arguments, critical reasoning and logical evaluation of competing opinions. Students specialize by selecting a specific set of courses from the wide variety offered for the major, and by adding minors in other related areas such as computer science, English, music, art, economics, psychology, sociology or political science.

Completed Common Application or UMass Lowell Application, High-school Transcript, Personal Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL

Journalism, Advertising, Commerce, Law, Public relations, Education

1st Feb

English

Students who enter the creative writing concentration learn, hands-on, about craft, genre, and audience. The sequence requires an introduction to creative writing, coursework that focuses on acquiring the various skills of different forms of writing, and a capstone that generally is a large body of work. Ultimately, the goal of the concentration is to prepare students for life as a writer beyond the classroom.

Completed Common Application or UMass Lowell Application, High-school Transcript, Personal Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL

Advertising copywriter, Creative director, Magazine journalist, Editorial assistant, Digital copywriter

1st Feb

English

Students explore issues including violence and victims, justice-involved mental health populations, police innovations, data-driven practice and national security. While the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology seeks to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the criminal justice system, UMass Lowell are also committed to ensuring that students receive the benefits of a well-rounded liberal arts education. Students are not only familirized with the correlations of crime and the workings of the criminal justice system, but also taught how to apply this knowledge to related social problems and changing situations.

Completed Common Application or UMass Lowell Application, High-school Transcript, Personal Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL

Social Service, Research, Public Policy, Social Advocacy, Investigations, Corrections

1st Feb

English

The study of economics stems from the scarcity of resources and the limitless nature of our demands for products and services. Societies must therefore choose the goods and services that will be produced from among the larger range of production possibilities. Economics develops the principles and concepts that follow from this fact of scarcity and applies them to the analysis of various aspects of human activity.

Completed Common Application or UMass Lowell Application, High-school Transcript, Personal Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL

Pricing Analyst, Healthcare Consultant, Financial Analyst, Marketing Analyst, Business Analyst, Research Associate

1st Feb

a) Common Application or UMass Lowell Application.

b) Official high school transcript

c) Letter of recommendation and Essay

d) Official SAT/ACT Scores

e) Typical SAT scores: Math (570-670), Critical reading (540-640), Writing (530-630), ACT Composite (24-29)

f) Average GPA 3.73

g) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

h) Acceptance rate: 59% (2015)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements

Fees

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.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell is $13,000 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

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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University Stats

17450

Students

540

International Students

13266

Undergraduates

4184

Postgraduate

1112

Faculty Strength

4

International Faculty

15

Student Faculty Ratio

57
%

Acceptance Rate

$
32900

Tuition Fees

$
13000

Living Cost

3.6

Avg. GPA

32

Avg. IB

* All cost are in USD