All freshman applicants are evaluated using standards determined by both the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and the university.
Entering freshmen in fall 2015 had an average GPA of 3.539 and an average combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 1173*.
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.
No Test Option
Applicants for the fall 2017 semester will have the option to decide whether to have standardized test scores used in the evaluation process. Applicants should carefully read the No Test Option FAQ Sheet before they select this option. The faq is also available in pdf format (pdf).
*Along with all other public universities and colleges in the Massachusetts system, UMass Lowell is not using the Writing Score.
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