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Lowell, Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts-Lowell Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Massachusetts Lowell

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Massachusetts Lowell
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into University of Massachusetts-Lowell and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #35 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,696 out of 11,181 applicants were admitted making University of Massachusetts-Lowell a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent. University of Massachusetts Lowell typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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University of Massachusetts-Lowell SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for University of Massachusetts Lowell
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for University of Massachusetts Lowell
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1290

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Massachusetts Lowell?

University of Massachusetts Lowell typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Massachusetts Lowell admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >79%
1285 to 1370 Avg + 69%-79%
1200 to 1285 Avg - 57%-69%
1115 to 1200 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 1115 Low <44%
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University of Massachusetts-Lowell ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
14%
ACT Scores for University of Massachusetts Lowell
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of Massachusetts Lowell
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Massachusetts-Lowell?

Admission data indicates that University of Massachusetts-Lowell regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Massachusetts Lowell admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >81%
26 to 29 Avg + 69%-81%
24 to 26 Avg - 59%-69%
22 to 24 Reach 49%-59%
Less than 22 Low <49%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.29
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Massachusetts Lowell. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Massachusetts Lowell was 3.29 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Massachusetts-Lowell accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Massachusetts Lowell students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

81% of University of Massachusetts Lowell freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Massachusetts Lowell students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 49%
Top 50% of class 81%
Bottom 50% of class 19%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

University of Massachusetts Lowell admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,872 6,309 11,181
Accepted 3,298 4,398 7,696
Acceptance Rate 68% 70% 69%
Enrolled 736 1,303 2,039
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 30% 26%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Massachusetts Lowell and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Massachusetts Lowell Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Massachusetts Lowell
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166513 IPEDS survey data for University of Massachusetts Lowell.