Points of Pride

  • Continuing its climb in prominent national rankings, UMass Lowell ranked No. 78 among public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Colleges Rankings.”
  • According to 2017 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report, UMass Lowell’s online programs are among the best in nation. The university performed well in a number of categories, including “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” (No. 16), “Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs” (No. 27), “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs” (No. 54), Best Online Graduate Business Programs, Non-MBA” (No. 37), and “Best Online MBA Programs” (No. 47).
  • UMass Lowell is a national leader in nanomanufacturing and has been named a Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • The Princeton Review featured UMass Lowell's Robert Manning School of Business in its 2017 "Best 294 Business Schools" guide based on academic quality, institutional data, and survey responses from 25,000 students.
  • UMass Lowell is consistently ranked among the top public universities for research by the National Science Foundation.
  • Since 2007, UMass Lowell has added more than 200,000 square feet of research space.
  • U.S. News & World Report recognized UMass Lowell for its strong global presence in its 2016 “Most International Students” list, an annual list of universities with the highest percentages of international students in the previous academic year.
  • UMass Lowell was one of 240 colleges and universities in the United States selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which recognizes those colleges and universities with an institutional focus on community engagement.
  • UMass Lowell was included on Forbes 2016 “America’s Top Colleges” list, which considers return on investment, undergraduate satisfaction, and alumni outcomes.
  • In 2014, the United States Department of Education and Corporation for National and Community Service named UMass Lowell to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Quick Facts

  • Lowell, MA
  • Public
  • 1894
  • University of Massachusetts System
  • 10,154 undergraduate students; 4,198 graduate students
  • Jacqueline Moloney
  • Michael E. Vayda
  • University Website
  • Athletics Website
  • 2013