UMass Lowell

  • #1 public university for starting/mid-career salaries in New England
  • 95% of grads secure jobs or pursue advanced study within 6 months
  • 120+ undergraduate majors

UMass Lowell Campus Profile

  • School Size Mid-sized
  • Location Urban
  • First-Year Housing On or Off Campus
  • Test Requirements Test Optional
  • Athletics NCAA Division I and Intramural

The Lowell is a nationally ranked public research university committed to excellence in teaching, research and community engagement.

UMass Lowell at a Glance

A 21st-Century Campus

Located in the historic mill city of Lowell on the Merrimack River, UMass Lowell offers more 200 degree programs. Lowell is an exciting crossroads where diverse cultures, creativity and entrepreneurship flourish. With more than half a billion dollars of investment over the past decade, UMass Lowell's campus includes smart classrooms, advanced laboratories, business incubators and inviting spaces for athletics, recreation and campus life.

Return on Investment

UMass Lowell emphasizes hands-on and experiential learning, fostering the kind of real-world skills employers need most. In fact, 95 percent of UMass Lowell’s graduates find work in their field or pursue advanced study within six months of earning their degree. According to, UMass Lowell alumni enjoy one of the highest returns on their college investment in the nation.

Competitive Athletics

UMass Lowell’s 15 varsity teams compete in NCAA Division I in the America East and Hockey East conferences. The nationally ranked River Hawks hockey team is a three-time Hockey East champion and boasts one of the most passionate student fan sections in the nation.

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With the experience students gain at UMass Lowell, they graduate ready to build a life around their passions and principles, ready to take their place in the world — and to make a difference in it, too.

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UMass Lowell offers more than 170 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees that prepare students to succeed in the workplace or pursue an advanced degree.

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