University of Massachusetts Lowell
United States of America
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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