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University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1894
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 8,649
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $21,449,000
Admissions Address

1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854

Website

http://www.uml.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@uml.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kerrie Mead
Admissions office telephone: (978) 934-3931
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $150 (Refundable by September 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 4,538
Total acceptances: 3,182
Total freshman enrollment: 1,234
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,683
Male acceptances: 1,910
Male freshman enrollment: 773
 
Female applicants: 1,855
Female acceptances: 1,272
Female freshman enrollment: 461
Out-of-state freshmen: 9%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 13%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 37%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 78%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 100%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 99%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 – 570
Math: 490 – 610
Combined: 960 – 1180

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 4.0%
600-699 12.0% 26.0%
500-599 47.0% 44.0%
400-499 33.0% 24.0%
300-399 5.0% 2.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 31%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 18 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

 



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