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An admit rate of 69% was recorded for the 2018 admissions at the University of Massachusetts (UMass), Lowell. Out of the total admitted students, 75% of the freshmen were among the top 50% of their high school class. UMass, Lowell offers various UG, PG and doctoral programs for admission.
The average scores were 1239 in SAT and over 26 in ACT, for 2018 admissions. The admissions are offered during the Fall and Spring sessions only at UMass, Lowell. Deadlines, course fee, admission requirements and application procedure differs for international applicants.
|Application Portal||UG: Common/UMass Lowell Application|
|Application Fee||UG: 60 USD|
PG: 50 USD
|Mode of Payment||Credit Card|
|SAT Score (middle 50%)||Math: 570 - 660|
EBRW: 560 - 650
|ACT Score (middle 50%)||24 - 29|
|International Application Deadlines||UG: Varies for Fall and Spring|
|Work Experience||Recommended for MBA aspirants|
|Interview||Required for admission to the MBA program|
The admission process at the University of Massachusetts begins either during the Fall or Spring season. The following table indicates the application submission deadlines for international students applying to various undergraduate programs:
|Fall||Early Action: November 8, 2018|
Regular Decision: February 1, 2019
|Spring||December 1, 2018|
Graduate programs don’t have any stipulated application deadlines, since the admissions are offered on a rolling basis.
There are some additional requirements for international students. Before submitting an application for admission to UMass, Lowell the students must keep a checklist ready for the same. Following are the few requirements:
International students must ensure that they submit the following documents before submitting the application:
International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at UMass, Lowell:
|Test Name||Score Required|
|TOEFL (IBT)||79 - 80|
UMass Lowell offers over 100 UG majors to students. Applicants willing to apply for admission can apply through either of the 2 application portals. It is recommended for international students to submit their application before the deadline so that their application is considered for evaluation within the stipulated time.
Application Portal: Common Application or UMass Lowell Application
Application Fee: 60 USD
Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the recent 2018 admissions are as follows:
|Test Name||Average Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
Supporting Documents: High school transcripts, personal essays and one letter of recommendation.
Note: There may be additional requirements like entrance audition or portfolio submission for certain courses.
The University of Massachusetts offers around 42 masters and 36 doctoral programs to prospective applicants. Students can apply via the common application portal for graduate admissions, at an application fee of 50 USD.
Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit GMAT/GRE/LSAT/MCAT along with TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores.
|Course||Application Portal||Application Deadline||Application Fee||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Language Proficiency|
|MBA||UMass Lowell Graduate Application Portal||Rolling||50 USD||GMAT/GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 100|
|MPH (Public Health)||UMass Lowell Graduate Application Portal||Rolling||50 USD||GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 79|
|MA in Public Administration||UMass Lowell Graduate Application Portal||Rolling||50 USD||GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 79|
|MS Business Analytics||UMass Lowell Graduate Application Portal||Rolling||50 USD||GMAT/GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 100|
TOEFL (CBT): 250
TOEFL (PBT): 600
Supporting Documents: Statement of purpose, official transcripts, official test scores, resume/CV, LORs, work experience, objectives and writing samples.
The admissions office of the University of Massachusetts reviews each freshman application according to a set of standards. Applications are evaluated on the basis of an applicant’s overall academic performance, official test score submission and beyond academic achievements.
To avoid any last-minute hassle, international students are recommended to submit their applications well in advance before the deadline. The applicants must begin their applications no later than 12 months prior to the year of admission intended.
Admission decisions are released as and when the applications are reviewed, post its submission. Early Action admit rate was as high as 86% for 2018 admissions. UMass, Lowell recorded an overall enrollment of 3,051 for 2018 admissions.