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University of Massachusetts Lowell

4.0 out of 5 (10 ratings / 8 reviews) Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a global campus in a global city. Founded in the early days of the American Industrial Revolution, the City of Lowell has always attracted people from every corner of the world – first to build its canals and mills, then to provide banking, retail, cultural, education and other professional services to the growing city.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (14)
Social Sciences (14)
Education & Training (12)
Business & Management (11)
Computer Science & IT (11)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Law (3)
Humanities (1)



The birthplace of Jack Kerouac and the Industrial Revolution, Lowell's history echoes all around you. Former mill buildings and cobblestone streets now add charm to a bustling downtown, steps away from the UMass Lowell campus, which boasts a thriving arts scene, a population rich in cultural diversity and a flair for festivals.


Lowell 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.


With research that’s exploratory and practical, UMass Lowell faculty and students translate discoveries into powerful solutions. As we continue to build new cutting-edge research facilities such as the Fabric Discovery Center, our capacity to conduct groundbreaking research grows and attracts leaders from around the world. Working across disciplines, faculty partner with industries, startups and communities, to innovate and build solutions that make a difference to people’s lives. 

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
1101 -48
1053 -16
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

  • Typically, first year students are housed together in the same area; the skills and lifetime friendships you make will ease your transition into the University community.
  • Student Housing is guaranteed for all students that submit their online booking form by the deadline. Housing assignments will be provided upon check-in.
  • Graduate students have the option to live on or off campus. Off-campus housing is the responsibility of the student.

Library services

You will be able to spend more time in computer rooms, libraries and the Centers for Learning and Academic Support Services (CLASS).

Medical services

The department is responsible for creating warm, safe and inviting communities to ensure your time on-campus is the best it can be. Residence halls are open during winter and spring break.

Student Life

Campus life

All campus residence halls offer amenities and features that will help you stay focused on your studies. The residence halls are only a short walk from classroom buildings, dining halls, the Tsongas Center, LeLacheur Baseball Park, the Campus Recreation Center, the Lydon Library and more.

All bedrooms are fully furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, and wardrobe. Rooms are wired for high-speed internet access, standard cable television, and local and on-campus calling; however, you must purchase your own phone and television. Many of the residence halls have common TV rooms, laundry facilities, kitchens and vending machine areas.

Sports facilities

CRC includes the following:

  • LifeFitness, Precor, Cybex, and Concept II cardiovascular equipment
  • Three multipurpose courts used for basketball, volleyball and badminton. They are also used for intramural sports
  • Two multipurpose studios for aerobic-based classes such as zumba, kickboxing, yoga, and Pilates
  • 1/10-mile running track used for walking and running
  • Two racquetball courts and 1 squash court
  • Locker rooms with showers and saunas
  • Pool tables
  • Ping pong tables
  • Bicycle shop
  • Outdoor adventure trips
  • Personal training
  • Kayaking lessons

Student clubs

UMass Lowell has over 100 student clubs and organizations to suit all interests. If no group matches your interests currently exists, it is very easy to organize a new one.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been continuously since 1975.

Student Reviews

Not a basic review
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing! Ample opportunities to grab

I want to be lucky and save 1 year time of working with the money to focus on study
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I had family issues, things didn't go well. My father lost his business and caught throat cancer due to cigarettes. I was mentally suffering at school and decided to come back and start all over again.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

UMass Lowell treats everyone the same

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States

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