What makes us different is you. UMass Lowell students have the reputation of being hardworking, dedicated and well-prepared. We value entrepreneurship and innovation so we encourage our students to focus their learning outside the classroom and where their passions lie. Where will that take you? BeyondU.

Work at a Professional Co-op

Co-ops are structured experiences that sandwich two real-world placements with academic preparation and reflection. They are offered to business, computer science and engineering majors as part of their academic program.

Explore co-ops. 

Learn by Doing with Research

Help a community organization. Conduct studies in a campus lab. Work on a marketing plan for a local start-up company. UMass Lowell offers various types of research experiences to work with faculty members both in and out of the research. 

Find out about research opportunities.

Go International with Study Abroad

Make the world your classroom and broaden your horizons by studying in another country. UMass Lowell has 300 study abroad options on six continents. Personalize an experiences that fits your interests or make the trek with faculty-led programs and structured exchanges with our partner universities.

Explore study abroad programs.

Become A DifferenceMaker

Have a problem to solve or an idea to implement? Our DifferenceMaker program can help. The program sponsors workshops and holds contests that support students as they learn how to problem solve and launch new ideas through innovative and entrepreneurial action.

Are you a DifferenceMaker?

Honors College

Thrive in challenging academic environments where you'll become an advanced scholar in your field. Live and learn with other academic achievers and faculty members who will encourage and challenge you.

Find out if you qualify for the Honors College.

Gain Experience at Internships & Clinicals

Put your coursework to work for you in professional settings with paid or unpaid work experiences that follow your academic path. Employers love UMass Lowell students because we help you fine-tune your career path and enhance your skill set.  

Learn about internships and clinicals.

Earn While You Learn with Campus Jobs

Work on campus and earn extra money all while building your skills and resume. Flexible schedules let you earn money while keeping up with your studies.

Search Student Employment Jobs.

A Better U Through Service Learning

Earn credit and a better understanding of community needs through project-focused course partnerships. Students are embedded in community organizations, working with real life social issues, and gaining course credit for the experience. A true win-win.

Find out more about service learning.