Expand your knowledge through cutting-edge research & enrich your community through creative enterprise.

UML student, Jordan Knight, Janson Borowko and Clark Lacossade by Phil Vassar's piano during sound check before the concert.

World-Ready Education

Through effective classroom engagement, research opportunities working with our distinguished faculty and a range of other experiential learning opportunities, students emerge from our degree programs equipped with the skills, insights and perspective needed to achieve success in their careers & improve their communities.

Qurat Ann writes on a whiteboard with a blue marker

Advanced Study Opportunities

Our graduate degree & certificate programs give students the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles in business, research, education, government and community organizations. Through our accelerated “bachelor's to master's” programs, students may earn dual credits that can be applied to both undergraduate & graduate degrees.

A group of students designing for a 3D printer in the UMass Lowell Fabrication Lab.

Cutting-edge Research & Creative Activity

Our faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized researchers, scholars and creative artists engaged in developing new knowledge and contributing to the cultural fabric of our world. Our college’s research and cultural centers serve as hubs for scholarship and creative activity, and provide ample opportunities for student engagement.

By the Numbers

  • $4.6M
    in external research funding for 2022
  • 84.4%
    Freshmen Retention Rate
  • 70+
    Music concerts throughout the year
  • 11
    Research and Engagement Centers
  • 230
    Full-time Faculty
  • 12
    Academic Departments
  • 32
    Percentage of degrees awarded to FAHSS students in 2014-15
  • 30
    Musical ensembles
  • 2
    Campus art galleries

Student Profiles

The band members of Flight of Fire onstage at the 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards
Maddie May Scott '19
Music Performance & World Languages

During her final semester at UMass Lowell, Maddie May Scott’s band was invited by rock royalty Melissa Etheridge to join the all-star lineup playing on Etheridge’s annual seven-night spring cruise.

The thing I like about this school is that it is so balanced. There’s a lot of variety on campus. And there are things going on all the time.
Read More About Maddie May Scott 
Umass Lowell student Carley Bennet stands between two flags.
Carley Bennet '24
Criminal Justice

Carley Bennet looks to capitalize on her Washington Center internship experience as she pursues a career in homeland security.

As sad as I am to be leaving campus … I'm really excited for the start of my career.
Read More About Carley Bennet 
Anthony Milisci stands with two other students behind a table promoting Student Organ Donation Advocates, a student-run initiative to spark dialogue about organ donation
Anthony Milisci '24
Public Health, Political Science

As a dual major in public health and political science, Anthony Milisci leads a student club that promotes organ donation, and he also serves on the Student Government Association.

At UMass Lowell, you have so many opportunities to gain experiences and make an impact with people with different perspectives.
Read More About Anthony Milisci 
Rachel Record sitting at a table with Asst. Prof. Jill Portnoy and another person at UMass Lowell
Rachel Record '20
Criminal Justice

Honors student Rachel Record won a full scholarship to law school, thanks to the Legal Studies Program and research and practical experiences.

I grew up on this campus. I love it here.
Read More About Rachel Record 
Johana Reyes speaks to an audience about the nonprofit sho co-founded, Alliance for a Sustainable Amazon
Johana Reyes '11 '11
Community Social Psychology

Johana Reyes cofounded a nonprofit to help preserve the Amazon rainforest.

At UMass Lowell, I learned to base my advocacy work and programs on research.
Read More About Johana Reyes '11 

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