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Welcome to UMass Lowell!

Welcome to UMass Lowell!
UMass Lowell is a friendly, diverse and inclusive community. Seventy-five percent of freshmen choose to live on campus.

What are our students up to?

Recently, they’ve taken first place in a Department of Defense-sponsored hack-a-thon and in a NASA-sponsored robotics contest. They’ve studied opera in Italy, security in Hong Kong and health care in Chile. They’ve participated in paid co-ops and internships at Burton Snowboards in Vermont and at Villareal soccer club in Spain. They’ve started businesses and helped solve problems for local communities. They’ve created an ad campaign that’s featured in the Boston area and discussed writing with Stephen King. They are active in more than 200 clubs and organizations on campus and are creating new ones all the time.

In short, UMass Lowell students are developing the knowledge, skills and experience to contribute in the workplace, build lives around the passions and principles they develop here and take advantage of all the world offers. Read more on our website at and

High-caliber and affordable

UMass Lowell is a top-tier national research university that is recognized for its value and return on investment. UMass Lowell offers its 9,400 undergraduate students 120 bachelor degree programs in engineering, sciences, health sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences and business. Many bachelor’s-to-master’s options offer a second degree in as little as one extra year of schooling. Doctoral degree programs and research centers provide rich opportunities for undergraduate research.

Become work ready, life ready, world ready

UMass Lowell’s location in a culturally rich city within the region’s major industry corridors means easy access to recreation, inspiration and work opportunities.

Discover the power of using what you know outside the classroom in co-ops, internships, clinical experiences, research and service-learning. You work in professional settings, address real problems and develop real skills.

Explore all your dimensions at UMass Lowell. Our diverse community and high-energy campus life help you make connections across disciplines, across campus, and across the region. In the meantime, you discover interests and friendships that will sustain you for life.

Be ready to take advantage of exciting opportunities in the global economy and to make lasting contributions to a world that sorely needs you. UMass Lowell students come from 31 states and 50 countries. They study abroad around the globe through faculty-led courses, affiliated programs and through our partnerships with more than 100 universities in 35 countries.

Challenge Yourself in the Commonwealth Honors Program

If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of your own achievement and enjoy the company of intellectually curious peers, then the Commonwealth Honors Program at UMass Lowell is for you. Our program welcomes students in every discipline who thrive in a reading-, writing- and project-oriented environment. In addition to adding the Commonwealth Honors designation to your degree, benefits of the program include Honors living-learning communities, small classes, unique courses with inspiring professors, special scholarship opportunities and early registration for classes.

We’ve Invested in Your College Experience

In the last five years, UMass Lowell has invested nearly $600 million in academic, residential and recreational facilities. In the past year alone, the university opened six new buildings, including the Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, the Health and Social Sciences Building and two suite-style residence halls. The newly renovated University Dining Commons is one of 17 eateries on campus that also include Red Mango, Starbucks, Sal’s Pizza and Taco Bell. A new student center at University Crossing is scheduled to open in 2014 and the Pulichino Tong Business Building will open in 2016.

UMass Lowell Athletics are Division I!

As of July 1, 2013, all of UMass Lowell River Hawks sports teams are competing in Division I conferences. Men’s ice hockey will remain in Hockey East while the other teams join the America East Conference. In April 2013, the men’s ice hockey team won the Hockey East regular-season and tournament championships and reached the NCAA Division I Championship, the Frozen Four, for the first time in university history.

Ready to Learn More about UMass Lowell?

Visit UMass Lowell during one of our fall events for prospective students on Oct. 27 or Nov. 23, or sign for on of our daily campus tours.

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