UMass Lowell is a Gold Rated STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessments, & Rating System) Institution.
In the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication by the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education), UMass Lowell scored a 78.1 percent in waste reduction efforts. This was one of 17 impact areas and it was enough for a No. 5 ranking among more than 650 schools. It was also featured in the Highlighted Institutions section of the publication for it's urban agriculture program.
As the No. 89 school in the Top Public Schools list from the U.S. News & World Report, UMass Lowell is one of eight America East public institutions, who are all in the top 100 of this list.
As of 2019, the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated UMass Lowell as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research. They join fellow America East member, University of Maryland, Baltimore, as one of 38 schools with such recognition.
UMass Lowell is consistently ranked among the top public universities for research by the National Science Foundation and since 2007, UMass Lowell has added more than 200,000 square feet of research space.
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14,013 undergraduate students; 4,303 graduate students