Located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community, the university offers more than 18,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in five colleges. Our students are more successful than ever thanks to accredited programs, a focus on hands-on learning, and personal attention from accomplished faculty and dedicated staff.
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 graduates are wanted and trusted by employers and graduate schools alike.
With an education from UMass Lowell you will be ready to take on the world.
For more than a century, UMass Lowell has been preparing students to work in the real-world, solve real problems and help real people. The university began as the Lowell Normal School, a teaching college founded in 1894, and the Lowell Textile School, founded in 1895 to train technicians and managers for the textile industry. Over the next 75 years, both institutions extended their offerings to meet the growing needs of the region. Lowell State and Lowell Tech, as they were then known, merged in 1975 to form the University of Lowell. The campus became part of the University of Massachusetts system in 1991.