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Study @ UMass Lowell

UMass Lowell was named a top-tier national university for the first time by U.S. News & World Report in 2009. In the 2015 National Universities rankings, UMass Lowell is one of only six institutions to advance in the standings every year since 2010.


UMass Lowell offers 100 undergraduate, 39 master's and 33 doctoral degree programs in six colleges.

Student Life

UMass Lowell has over 140 active student organizations.

My Connections

The UMass Lowell campus has state-of-the-art classrooms equipped with SMART technology and wireless internet access. You'll get every opportunity to stay in touch with your family and friends - wherever they are.

University Campus

The campus offers its 17,000 students state of the art research facilities, guaranteed accommodations on campus, and many unique dining experiences.

UMass Lowell

Message from the Provost

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a vibrant campus in the heart of a global community. As the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, the City of Lowell has long been a gateway for immigrants, making it a city rich in cultural diversity. Lowell also borders one of the world’s primary technology industry corridors, which extends education beyond the classroom, with easy access to hands-on learning opportunities such as co-ops and internships.

A UMass Lowell education is engaging, innovative and promotes an entrepreneurial spirit. A national research university, UMass Lowell is dedicated to transformational education that fosters student success, lifelong learning and global awareness that prepares our students for work in the real world— solving real problems and helping real people.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus.

Michael E. Vayda, Ph.D.
Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Your pathway to UMass Lowell

High School


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