UMass Lowell Points of Pride

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UMass Lowell as the 10th fastest-growing public doctoral institution, the only public university in New England to make the list.

  • UMass Lowell’s five-year, 27-place rise to No. 156 in the U.S. News & World Report national universities rankings is tied for the third-fastest increase in the nation over that timeframe. The campus is 84th among all public universities.

  • Enrollment is up 50 percent since 2007, to 17,500 students, and average SAT scores of incoming freshmen have risen more than 100 points over the past seven years.

  • UMass Lowell is undergoing a dramatic physical transformation, having opened 11 new buildings since 2009.

  • PayScale.com ranks UMass Lowell among the top colleges and universities in the nation – 23rd among public institutions and 65th among all schools – for 20-year return on investment. UMass Lowell ranks first for return on investment and average salary for graduates among public research universities in New England.

  • UMass Lowell’s $65 million research enterprise includes partnerships with industry leaders like Raytheon, centers such as the top robotics testing facility in the country and work in cutting-edge fields from nanomanufacturing to flexible electronics.

  • UMass Lowell has been named to the President’s Higher Education Honor Roll for Community Service for the past four years and to the Military Times “Best for Vets” 2015 college rankings.

  • UMass Lowell offers students experiential education opportunities through professional, research and service-learning co-ops and internships as well as international exchanges.

  • Ninety-four percent of the members of UMass Lowell’s Class of 2014 were employed or enrolled in graduate school by the end of 2014.

  • More than 1,000 students are enrolled in UMass Lowell’s Honors College.

  • In recognition of its commitment to economic engagement, UMass Lowell is designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, one of only 14 public institutions to receive the honor from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014.