University of Massachusetts at Lowell

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Lowell, MA

$15,698

Avg in-state tuition

$33,624

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Massachusetts at Lowell

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Massachusetts at Lowell is a large public university located on a suburban campus in Lowell, Massachusetts. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,150, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 75%. The university offers 56 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 69%, and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $15,698, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $33,624.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

75% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

84% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

69% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 23-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1140-1320

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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18k

Students enrolled

99%

Online student enrollment

19:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

55%

Hispanic

11%

Asian

11%

Unknown

7%

Black

7%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

42%

Socio-economic diversity

33% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

47%

State Grant Aid

35%

Institution Grant Aid

77%

Pell Grant

33%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,298
State Grant Aid $2,273
Institution Grant Aid $8,084
Pell Grant Aid $4,645

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$46k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.