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 University of Massachusetts-Lowell

University of Massachusetts-Lowell - Lowell, MA

1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104

General information:(978)934-4000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Associate's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:15,431(11,729 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $10,681 $10,506 $11,297 -7%
Out-of-state $22,701 $22,946 $23,736 -3%
Books and supplies $800 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,635 $9,068 $9,542 -5%
Other $2,032 $2,542 $2,542 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $3,900 $3,900 $3,900 0%
Other $2,532 $3,042 $3,042 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,032 $4,542 $4,542 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $22,148 $23,316 $24,581 -4%
Off Campus $17,913 $18,648 $19,439 -5%
Off Campus with Family $15,513 $16,248 $17,039 -6%
Out-of-state
On Campus $34,168 $35,756 $37,020 -5%
Off Campus $29,933 $31,088 $31,878 0%
Off Campus with Family $27,533 $28,688 $29,478 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,454
In-state fees $9,843
Out-of-state tuition $8,567
Out-of-state fees $15,169
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $1,637
In-state fee $9,067
Out-of-state tuition $6,427
Out-of-state fees $13,379
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,433 89% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,210 75% $8,291,827 $6,853
Federal grants 528 33% $2,611,320 $4,946
Pell grants 528 33% $2,142,197 $4,057
Other federal grants 486 30% $469,123 $965
State/local government grant or scholarships 943 59% $1,772,989 $1,880
Institutional grants or scholarships 962 60% $3,907,518 $4,062
Student loan aid 1,189 74% $7,142,670 $6,007
Federal student loans 1,182 74% $6,318,319 $5,345
Other student loans 94 6% $824,351 $8,770
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,869 52% $37,439,228 $6,379
Pell grants 3,385 30% $13,288,451 $3,926
Federal student loans 6,768 60% $47,983,383 $7,090

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $13,340 $14,887 $14,472
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,181 $9,164 $9,698
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,699 $10,464 $11,288
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,687 $14,156 $15,015
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,914 $17,221 $18,554
$110,001 and more $18,073 $18,255 $19,778

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 15,431
Undergraduate enrollment 11,729
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,056
Graduate enrollment 3,702
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$60

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$60

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,566 4,328 3,238
Percent admitted 64% 68% 60%
Percent admitted who enrolled 68% 21% 16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1404 98%
ACT 126 9%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 480 590
SAT Math 520 620
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 49 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 148110
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1616
Field Hockey -21
Golf 17-
Ice Hockey 36-
Rowing -23
Soccer 3425
Softball -18
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1975 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

03/11/1981 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/29/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/29/2001 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1989 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1972 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession012
Drug law violations510 2
Liquor law violations568
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 171
Liquor law violations 254
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 325
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 726
Burglary 151327
Motor vehicle theft 473
Arson 330
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 315
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 115
Burglary 11717
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 320
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate5%
Number in default90
Number in repayment1,794

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00216100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Postbaccalaureate certificate Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Associate's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization0-------
Category total0-------
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other--1-----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2-1019----
Biomedical Sciences, General---00---
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography---0----
Category total55-11190---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General324-3676----
Business/Commerce, General-----3--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies---1----
Category total324-3677-3--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science4--10---
Computer and Information Sciences, General-181426---
Information Science/Studies12828---14--
Category total15346143614--
Education Colleges
Curriculum and Instruction--069----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---64-8-
Music Teacher Education---8----
Reading Teacher Education---103-1-
Special Education and Teaching, Other--2-----
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other----3---
Category total--29310-9-
Engineering Colleges
Chemical Engineering18--61---
Civil Engineering, General360-170---
Computer Engineering, General9--152---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering76-0487---
Engineering, General-32-----
Engineering, Other-141411---
Mechanical Engineering1-2161---
Polymer/Plastics Engineering24-6525---
Category total21941416827---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician13---1--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician44---3--
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other--25----
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other-114----
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-0------
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other4----4--
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician-020-----
Category total98239-8--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General21------
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-2------
Category total443------
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1-------
Category total1-------
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other26-512----
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling19-------
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing--3-----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--1-----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--2213----
Nursing Education------2-
Nursing Science----1---
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene---92---
Physical Therapy/Therapist-------26
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing--80--30
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse85--25----
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other53-------
Category total183-39593-526
History Colleges
History, General3-------
Category total33-------
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration523-96----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-12640----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other--22-----
Category total196358696----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies110-------
Category total110-------
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General2-------
Mathematics, General4-021----
Statistics, General--2-----
Category total27-221----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies--1-----
Nutrition Sciences800-----
Category total801-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1-------
Category total12-------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General14-193---
Physical Sciences, Other13-------
Physics, General1--96---
Physics, Other---4----
Polymer Chemistry----2---
Category total37-12211---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General7-72-----
Social Psychology---9----
Category total130-729----
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General2-------
Political Science and Government, General3-------
Social Sciences, Other--124----
Sociology2-------
Category total60-124----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General0-------
Commercial and Advertising Art-0------
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other50-------
Fine/Studio Arts, General0-------
Music Management27-------
Music Performance, General0-------
Music, General2-1-----
Music, Other10--0----
Category total92010----
Grand total409629064057251426