The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) is a public research university situated along the Merrimack River in the city of Lowell, about 25 miles from Boston and Cambridge. Its location within the region's major business corridor creates numerous internship, co-op, service learning and research opportunities that provide students with real-world learning experience. 

"U.S. News and World Report" ranks UMass Lowell in its top tier of national universities.  The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. The university is dedicated to transformational education that fosters student success, lifelong learning and global awareness. 

UMass Lowell offers affordable, experience-based undergraduate and graduate academic programs taught by internationally recognized faculty who conduct research to expand the horizons of knowledge. The programs span and interconnect the disciplines of business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. The university continues to build on its founding tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and partnerships with industry and the community to address challenges facing the region and the world. UMass Lowell is comprised of the Francis College of Engineering; College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (includes the School of Criminology and Justice Studies); Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences (includes the Solomont School of Nursing); Kennedy College of Sciences; College of Education; and Manning School of Business.

Testing Information:

In 2015, UMass Lowell became the first public university in New England to offer a No Test Option for applicants. Lowering the barriers to education for students who have the ability to succeed in college is something the university prides itself in.

This year, UMass Lowell is also giving applicants the chance to self-report your SAT and ACT scores. Since applicants have a limited number of schools they can send scores to free of charge, the university wants to remove the financial burden of sending scores. Applicants will only need to submit official test scores if they are admitted to UMass Lowell and choose to enroll.

Residential Life:

When it comes to college, UMass Lowell has the whole package. You can live your best life here while discovering a world of new possibilities and interesting people

Living on Campus

Our rooms, suites, apartments and Living-Learning Communities (on East Campus, South Campus and in downtown Lowell) have everything you’ll need to feel right at home. You can bring your car, but you won’t need it often. Everything on campus is a short walk, shuttle bus or bike ride away.

Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are peppered throughout our residence halls. LLCs are engaged communities of like-minded students who often share the same major, passion or career interest. Each LLC is supported by a team composed of faculty/staff advisor, resident advisor and resident director. They advise the community and help create a living-learning environment with a strong focus on student development and academic success. There are more than 40 unique LLC experiences on campus.

Student Life

Campus Culture

Our culture is to celebrate your culture—and everyone else’s. Show us who you are and where you come from. Lend your voice to a cause. Sing. Dance. Act. Game. We even have a Hula Hooping Dance Club. Go to our club fair or visit the Club Hub to learn more. Get out there and have fun. Show us the real you


Step inside the Campus Recreation Center and you’ll see why it’s always abuzz with activity. You’ll find basketball and racquetball courts, studios that host group fitness classes and a gym complete with free weights, benches, spinning bikes, rowing machines and more.

The Outdoor Adventure Program makes it easy to discover New England’s natural won-ders or go farther afield with sea kayaking in Florida, rock climbing in New Hampshire and backpacking through the Grand Canyon.

Financial Aid

Families seeking financial aid must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). UMass Lowell provides personal financial aid advisors who will work with accepted students and their families to identify federal, state and institutional resources for college. Available institutional, state and federal grants are given to eligible applicants and are based on a family’s financial needs. Grants do not need to be repaid. Learn more at uml.edu/solutioncenter.

Special Tuition Programs

Applicants from other New England states may be eligible for a tuition discount of up to $6,000 through the New England Regional Program. Out-of-state awards also may be available. Learn more at uml.edu/solutioncenter.


Millions of dollars are awarded in merit-based scholarships each year to our domestic and international students. The range of eligibility requirements for scholarships is broad. Please visit uml.edu/scholarships to learn more.

UMass Lowell Website

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First Year Application Deadlines

Early Action 1: November 5*

Early Action 2: January 5

Regular Decision: February 5

*All Nursing applications are due by the Early Action 1 deadline

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall semester: August 15* (August 2 for International Transfer Applicants)
Spring  semester: January 7* (December 12 for International Transfer Applicants)*

This deadline is a priority deadline. We will consider completed applications after this date.

Application Requirements
First-Year Application Requirements:

Coalition Application, Common Application or UMass Lowell Application

$60 application fee or fee waiver

SAT/ACT scores or No Test Option

Personal Essay

Official High School Transcript(s)

One Letter of Recommendation

Transfer Application Requirements

Common Application, Coalition Application or UMass Lowell Application

Official College Transcripts (High School Transcripts are required of applicants with 24 credits or less)

Transfer College Report

More information is available through Transfer Admissions