Highlights of University of Massachusetts Lowell
- U.S. News & World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 national universities and among the top 100 public campuses
- U.S. News & World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 research universities in the U.S.
- Times of London ranks UMass system at 56th of the top 200 universities in the world and 19th for academic and research reputation.
- Forbes ranks UMass Lowell number 10 of the 25 best value colleges in the U.S.
- Forbes ranks UMass Lowell among the top 500 undergraduate institutions in the country
- Business Insider ranks UMass Lowell number one of the “25 Most Underrated Colleges in America”
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: Community Engagement Classification-Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships
- President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, for three years, twice with distinction
- The National Science Foundation ranks our Physics Deptartment #59 in the U.S.
- UMass Lowell ranks 13th in the U.S. for intellectual property generated
- Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), continuously since 1975
Overview of UMass Lowell
UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, hands-on learning, and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life, and for all the world offers.
The campus offers its 16,300 students bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business, engineering, education, fine arts, health sciences, humanities, liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences. UMass Lowell offers more than 120 undergraduate, 39 master’s, and 33 doctoral degree programs in six colleges.
UMass Lowell offers one of the largest nonprofit online and continuing education programs in New England, featuring a huge selection of affordable part-time graduate and undergraduate courses, degrees, and certificates—on campus or online—in areas such as Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Liberal Arts, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Management, Education, Science, and Healthcare. As a fully-accredited University, we also offer customized training programs to companies all over the world. UMass Lowell’s Online Programs have received a number of national awards from the Sloan Consortium.
- Online tutoring is available at no cost
- Academic advisers are available to help students choose courses and locate resources
- Students have access to tech support 24/7
- Career services are available to online students
Our unique culture attracts world-class faculty, and with a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, we get to know each other and work together toward success. UMass Lowell is one of the largest employers in the region.
Admissions and Financial Aid Information
Student Support Specialists and Faculty Advisers are available to help plan programs of study or select courses. Financial aid is available to eligible students. In the 2012 school year, UMass Lowell awarded more than $120 million in financial aid and met an average of 92% of student financial need.