University of Massachusetts-Lowell (UMass)

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UMass can be found in Lowell, MA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around sixteen thousand students enrolled per year at UMass.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT exam scores at UMass. A score in the range of 1030 to 1230 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UMass average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.52 for accepted students. University of Massachusetts-Lowell accepts approximately 60% of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, nearly 28% of students enrolled. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected UMass acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 67%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UMass Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Massachusetts-Lowell was reported as 64.0% in Fall 2013 with over 9,130 applications submitted to UMass. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UMass ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • UMass Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Massachusetts-Lowell?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into UMass, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Massachusetts-Lowell has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 75.2%
  • 2010-2011: 73.6%
  • 2011-2012: 64.5%
  • 2012-2013: 65.8%
  • 2013-2014: 64.0%
  • Projected UMass Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 66.5%

How Does UMass Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UMass is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bentley University43.8%
Tufts University18.9%
Brandeis University37.0%
Lesley University67.5%
Boston College32.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UMass (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math23 - 28
Composite Score22 - 28
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