If you are ready to look at colleges with a sense of purpose, we are here to help. We hope you will look closely at UMass Lowell and all it has to offer. Explore our website, get the facts about the university, learn about academic requirements and make plans to visit our campus to see if it's a fit for you. You can request more information about the university to be added to our mailing list. If you are ready to apply, the information you need is just a few clicks away.
Choosing a College
Think of choosing a college as pouring information into a funnel. You’ll pour in a lot of college possibilities and then narrow the list down to the one that is the best fit for you. You’ll work through your "funnel" by asking a series of questions.
Most students find it helpful to start with three basics:
- Program: Does this college offer the major(s) I might want to study?
- Place: Do I want to go to college in an urban, suburban or rural setting?
- Price: What is the cost, can my family and I afford it, and how can financial aid impact the cost?
A web-based search is terrific for assembling this initial list. Once you have that initial list of colleges, you can start to collect information on each one. This is the time to start asking questions about selectivity, diversity, sports, clubs and other specifics that are important to you. Check college websites, request information, and when possible, visit them.