UMass Lowell's Transformation

Lowell Sun Chronicles UMass Lowell’s Transformation


In recognition of UMass Lowell’s advances in enrollment, diversity, global partnerships and capital improvements over the past five years, the Lowell Sun has published a special section devoted to the University and its amazing achievements.

Some of the changes featured in the supplement include:
  • Two new academic buildings are under construction, as well as two state-of-the-art residence halls. 
  • A new building for the Manning School of Business, to be named the Pulichino Tong Business Building, is slated to begin construction in summer 2013.
  • The new Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, a research center for sciences, engineering and life sciences, is opening October 2012.
  • SAT scores are up 44 points among incoming freshman, while the average score for this year’s freshman class up 13 points alone. 
  • The number of applications over five years has jumped from 3,439 to nearly 10,000. 
  • UMass Lowell has acquired a number of high-profile properties throughout the city. In July 2009, UMass Lowell bought the former DoubleTree Hotel and changed the name to the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. Six months later, UMass Lowell bought the former Tsongas Arena from the city (for $1) and changed the name to the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. The University also acquired the former St. Joesph’s Hospital complex. The complex will become “University Crossing” and will feature a food court, bookstore and space for student activities and clubs. It will bridge the North Campus and downtown. 
  • The University is now ranked a top-tier national university by the U.S. news and World Report.
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