University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success. The University serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social, and cultural transformation on a global, national, and regional scale.



UMass Dartmouth traces its roots to 1895, when the state legislature chartered the New Bedford Textile School and the Bradford Durfee Textile School in Fall River.In 2007, the university opened a 22,000-square-foot Research Building, the first at UMass Dartmouth devoted entirely to research.


UMass Dartmouth will vigorously contribute to the advancement of knowledge through the development of innovative and high-impact research and academic programs that are integrative, interdisciplinary, and promote critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.


UMass Dartmouth cultivates a vital and vibrant culture of research, scholarship, and innovation that reflects:

  • the expertise of our faculty, staff, and students
  • the strength of our academic programs
  • and the needs of our region, the Commonwealth, and the global community

University Ranking

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Student services

The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) supports the professional development of junior, mid-career, and senior faculty to achieve success, productivity, and satisfaction at each stage of their academic careers.

Based on a recommendation from the university's strategic plan, the Office of Faculty Development brings together all of the university's faculty development programs and initiatives, such as the New Faculty Institute and the Center for Teaching Excellence, under the direction of one office to ensure effective faculty development.

Housing services

UMass Dartmouth is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for all students. Students who have disabilities on our campus are offered a variety of services to accommodate his/her disability so that students will have complete access to University academic programs.

Library services

The library offers instruction in the use and evaluation of library and information resources to UMass Dartmouth students at all levels, from first year courses to advanced graduate seminars. The /find/instruction librarians are eager to work with faculty members to design class sessions geared to specific courses and specific assignments.

Medical services

We can evaluate and treat most problems, such as:

  • sore throats
  • the flu
  • coughs and colds
  • skin problems
  • gyn problems/birth control
  • orthopedic injuries
  • stress issues

Student Life

Campus life

UMass Dartmouth is on the scenic SouthCoast of Massachusetts with its beautiful beaches, quaint seaside villages, and historic urban neighborhoods. Dartmouth (pop. 35,000) is accessible to Boston, Providence, Cape Cod, and Newport.The Office of Campus Sustainability & Residential Initiatives serves as a catalyst for action, working with students and the campus community to create a sustainable future.

Student clubs

There are 5 fraternities and 4 sororities formed at the Organisation, such as

  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Sigma Phi Rho
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Delta Pi Omega
  • Theta Delta Chi
  • Chi Phi
  • Iota Delta Nu
  • Alpha Sigma Tau
  • Rho Sigma Phi
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon
  • Zeta Lambda Chi


UMass Dartmouth has full accreditation by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States