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University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass

Address: 220 Pawtucket St, Lowell, MA 01854, USA

Description University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass

  • Year of foundation: 1894;
  • Location: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA;
  • Age: from 16 years;
  • Type of institution: State University;
  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Form of study: full-time, online.

University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass consists of 6 colleges and is part of the popular University of Massachusetts. Today, the university graduate annually more than 17,000 students from around the world, occupies top positions in international rankings and is one of the leading research centers in the United States. The prestige of the university is confirmed by the accreditation of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Commission for Accreditation of Educational Programs in Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Assembly of American Business Schools.

In 2011, the University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass was ranked 56th among the most reputable universities according to The Times Higher Education World University rating, and in 2013, it ranked 42nd. This university is popular programs with in-depth study of engineering and scientific and technical activities. In the US News and World Report rankings, the University of Massachusetts Umass Lowell ranks 97th out of 200 in the list of America’s most important research institutions and 2nd in the list of outstanding universities in New England.

In total, 6 colleges of the University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass for students offered more than 120 undergraduate programs, 30 master's and 20 doctoral programs: among them are such unique areas as the undergraduate degree in engineering plastics, criminology, entrepreneurship, obtaining a degree in meteorology, sound recording technology. The Forbes rating is appreciated by the undergraduate degree programs of the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass

Program name
from 33 358 $ / year

Quick overview:

  • Age: from 16 years;
  • Period of the educational course: September.

This course is relevant for foreign students who plan to continue their studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass : after successfully completing the preparatory program, the student has the right to enter the second undergraduate course. The curriculum includes language and academic classes, allowing to increase the level of knowledge for further study at the university. In general, for the course the student has time to pass 12-15 specialized subjects related to his future profession.

The bachelor degree:

  • Age: from 18 years old;
  • Start date: September.

About the educational program: After the termination of the given program graduates receive the prestigious international diploma which accept all over the world for employment or the further education. More than 120 programs are available at six colleges for international students: it is not necessary to attend college every day, as most programs offer to take part of the course remotely. It is possible to get a bachelor's degree in an accelerated program for 3 years instead of 4 years (not all areas apply).

Distance learning

  • Age: from 18 years old;
  • Dates: from May to August.

Two levels of study are available:

  • Undergraduate;
  • Graduate.

Students can complete online training or choose a mixed type of education. The duration of online training can be from 6 weeks to a whole semester.

from 37 000 $ / year

Quick overview:

  • Age: from 20 years
  • Starting date of the educational program: September.

The preparatory program for admission to the magistracy is designed for foreign students who have received a bachelor's degree in their country and who wish to continue their studies abroad. Upon successful completion of the course, students enter immediately for the second year of the master's program.

The master degree:

  • Age: from 21 years old;
  • Start date: September.

For students of the University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass, a unique opportunity has been offered to receive two degrees at once in 5 years: bachelor and master. To do this, it is necessary to submit an application for admission to the magistracy in time and at the time of awarding a bachelor's degree a student must have an average accumulated score of 3.0 or higher.

Distance learning:

  • Age: from 20 years;
  • Dates: from May to August.

Two levels of study are available: undergraduate or graduate; You can complete online training or choose a mixed type of training. The duration of online training can be from 6 weeks to a whole semester.

Accommodation, housing and food

For international students of the University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass , accommodation is provided in the university’s academic residences with rooms of different levels of comfort. Residences have everything necessary for comfortable living and recreation while studying: students can choose to stay in a single room or in a common room. According to students, living in a university residence allows you to get closer to the rest of the students, constantly communicate in a foreign language and just have fun in a free time.

Three regular meals are also organized + numerous cafes, restaurants and shops are available.

Foreign students have the right to rent their own housing outside the university: there are many options available depending on personal preferences, requirements and budget.

Events University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass

The school administration is trying to create all the conditions for its students so that they spend their free time from studies interesting and useful - for this, many creative and scientific circles, sports clubs, discussion clubs, student management and much more are organized. Active leisure is also promoted by the location of the university in the city of Lowell with a developed infrastructure and rich history, and in half an hour you can reach Boston, the state capital.

For international students there are many opportunities to combine travel and study, visiting local attractions, neighboring cities and participating in travel during the holidays. For example, in the city of Lowell, within walking distance are the famous John F. Kennedy Library and the Presidential Museum. Often, travel arrangements are handled by the university administration, but students are free to make their own routes and travel alone or with a group of like-minded people.

The University of Massachusetts, Umass Lowell, besides educational achievements, is famous for its hockey team, which has produced many professional players of the National Hockey League. In general, the university pays special attention to a sports lifestyle among students and offers them a large number of sports sections to choose from:

  • Baseball;
  • Basketball;
  • Cross country;
  • Golf;
  • Hockey;
  • Athletics;
  • Football;
  • Field hockey;
  • Rowing;
  • Softball;
  • Volleyball.


  • In-depth study in the field of science, technology and engineering;
  • The largest US science and technology center;
  • Large selection of educational programs;
  • Many prestigious awards and accreditations;
  • High level of education;
  • Popular teachers;
  • Kudos to an international diploma;
  • The presence of a preparatory program and the possibility of enrollment immediately to the second year of undergraduate;
  • Comfortable residences for living;
  • Opportunity to develop in sports activities;
  • Own hockey team.

Equipment University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass

Educational buildings are equipped with the latest trends with the latest equipment, large and bright audiences are provided: the university constantly acquires modern equipment so that students can conduct experiments and research.

UMass infrastructure is represented by:

  • Equipped classes with computers and internet;
  • Library;
  • Lecture halls;
  • Conference rooms;
  • Research laboratories;
  • Studios for creative activities;
  • Sports grounds for team games;
  • Playgrounds;
  • Sports Hall;
  • Medical room;
  • Dining room and cafe.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Major academic programs begin in September and are divided into 2 semesters:

  • September to December;
  • From January to June.

Summer short-term programs start from May and continue until the end of August.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Consular and visa fees;
  • Flight tickets;
  • Transfer;
  • Educational deposit;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Learning materials, textbooks, books;
  • Optional excursions and entertainment;
  • Additional individual lessons;
  • Entrance fee.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

International students applying to one of the University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass colleges must submit the following documents:

  • College Application Filled;
  • Diploma or certificate confirming the level of education;
  • Certificate of English exam: TOEFL, TOEFL iBT , IELTS;
  • Letters of recommendation from the previous place of study;
  • Proof of financial position;
  • Medical certificates.

Applying for a long-term study is necessary a year before the course begins. Online application is available for foreign students, as well as an interview.

Additionally, the university administration may require to pass internal exams so that the admission committee can verify that the necessary level of knowledge is available for passing and mastering the curriculum.

Type of program

Minimum number of points

University pathway program

TOEFL iBT 60 / IELTS 5.0-6.0

The bachelor degree

TOEFL iBT 80 / ELTS 6.0-6.5

Pre-Master's Program

TOEFL iBT 70 / IELTS 5.5-6.0

The master degree

TOEFL iBT 80 / ELTS 6.0-6.5

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University of Massachusetts Lowell UMass reviews

Anastasia Chendemerova
It is really good university for education of foreign students. I want to study in this university.
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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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