All first-year applicants are evaluated using standards determined by both the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and the university.
First-year students entering in fall 2022 had:
- an average GPA of 3.681 and,
- an average combined Evidence Based Reading and Math SAT score of 1270 (ACT equivalent 28).
Along with all other public universities and colleges in the Massachusetts system, UMass Lowell is not using the Writing Score.
Admissions counselors and policy makers are sensitive to the factors that may result in accomplished students having a lower-than-expected GPA or SAT score. The applications of students who don’t meet the standards, but for whom UMass Lowell otherwise seems like a good match, are reviewed individually.
As a member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), UMass Lowell adheres to NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices while conducting all recruitment and yield admissions activities. As outlined in the code of ethics, “members will not be compensated by commissions, bonuses or other incentive payments based on the number of students referred, recruited, admitted or enrolled.” At all times, the admissions staff strives to provide college counseling that is in the best interest of the students.
No Test Option
Applicants have the option to decide whether to have standardized test scores used in the evaluation process. Applicants should carefully read our No Test Option Frequently Asked Questions before they select this option.