UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world— solving real problems and helping real people— by providing an affordable high-quality education.
Whether you’re pursuing a career path or still searching for one, UMass Lowell is the ideal place to discover and achieve your purpose. Our campus is bursting with energy— enrollment is up, new academic programs are being launched, and new facilities are being acquired and are under construction. Most importantly, our students are more successful than ever thanks to highly accredited programs, our focus on experiential “hands-on” learning, and personal attention from our accomplished and committed faculty and staff.
An education at UMass Lowell will get you ready to take on the world. Our graduates are wanted and trusted by employers and graduate schools alike.
Welcome to UMass Lowell. Learning with purpose.
The University of Massachusetts System's mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation and the world.
In accord with the UMass System's mission, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a public research university committed to excellence in teaching, research and community partnerships. 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.
Research at UMass Lowell
Research at UMass Lowell
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Offices & Services
Get ready to take on the world right here on UMass Lowells state-of-the-art urban campus. Spanning more than 125 acres along the Merrimack River, UMass Lowell boasts a total square footage of more than 3 million, divided into three campus clusters North, South and East.
Here youll find world-class facilities for learning and researchincluding 100 percent smart classrooms along with top notch venues for performing arts, athletics and recreation. And we are breaking ground on extraordinary new buildings to meet the needs of our students, making UMass Lowell truly a campus on the move.Clubs & Organizations
UMass Lowell has over 140 active student organizations. These clubs are open to all students and are a fantastic way to meet people, have fun, develop your leadership skills and make a difference.University Dining
University Dining is proud to offer fresh, innovative cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere. Taste, value, nutrition, and convenience are located in twelve locations around campus.
We invite you to browse our site and find the latest meal plan and location information, as well as daily menus, special events, catering, employment, sustainability initiatives and more about things that matter most to you!Campus Recreation
UMass Lowell Campus Recreation is committed to excellence in supporting the development of healthier and happier lifestyles. Through experiential education we strive to teach students the importance of exercise and recreational activities in preparation for a productive, balanced and rewarding life. We will offer diverse and dynamic recreational programming and facilities in order to meet the needs of our students and create a fun and connected University Community.About the City of Lowell
Lowell Ranked #2 Best City in Massachusetts, #12 in all of New England
Go Local, a digital media business delivering local news and information, has rankedLowell the #2 Best City in Massachusetts. Lowell “placed in New England’s Top 10 in both Walkability and Well-Being. Among its Bay State peers, this city of 106,519 had the lowest property crime rate in the group (#8 overall), and the 2nd best violent crime rate. Lowell also scored points for its WiFi per capita (#3 overall)."
History, Culture, Creativity
The renaissance city Lowell, Massachusetts is an exciting crossroads where diverse cultures, history and creativity intersect. Let this vibrant city be your stage as you get ready for work, life, and all the world has to offer.
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.
Discover restaurants representing more than a dozen different cultures. Spend a day exploring art galleries or take in a show. Stroll along the Merrimack River, which winds through the city center, and enjoy a picnic on the esplanade. Hike, bike, or cross-country ski the more than 1,000 acres of state forest nearby.
Lowell's location at the intersections of Routes 495, 93, and 3 extends your education beyond the classroom, with easy access to experiential learning opportunities such as co-ops and internships. And with 128 nearby and Boston only a 40-minute commuter rail ride away, once you graduate you're right where the jobs are.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been continuously since 1975.Professional programs, as designated below, also have been accredited by appropriate national associations. Accreditation indicates that the University is recognized and approved by regional and national associations concerned with the quality of higher education and it assures that study undertaken here has transfer value to other accredited institutions of higher education. Professional Accreditation
For more information, contact Accreditation Liaison Officer Provost Ahmed_Abdelal@uml.edu at 978-934-2635.Professional Memberships
The University is a member of the following associations of higher education: