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University of Massachusetts-Lowell Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Massachusetts Lowell

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Massachusetts Lowell
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into University of Massachusetts-Lowell and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #40 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,754 out of 12,187 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 30 percent. University of Massachusetts Lowell typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

University of Massachusetts-Lowell SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for University of Massachusetts Lowell
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for University of Massachusetts Lowell
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1240

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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 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Massachusetts Lowell admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >81%
1235 to 1320 Avg + 72%-81%
1150 to 1235 Avg - 60%-72%
1065 to 1150 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 1065 Low <47%
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University of Massachusetts-Lowell ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
12%
ACT Scores for University of Massachusetts Lowell
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
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 29
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 #20 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

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 >83%
26 to 29 Avg + 72%-83%
24 to 26 Avg - 63%-72%
22 to 24 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 22 Low <52%
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University of Massachusetts-Lowell GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.29
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into University of Massachusetts Lowell?

Applicants require 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 #32 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 72% 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of Massachusetts Lowell admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,545 6,642 12,187
Accepted 3,981 4,773 8,754
Acceptance Rate 72% 72% 72%
Enrolled 811 1,306 2,117
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 27% 24%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
73

Applicants have 73 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Massachusetts Lowell and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of Massachusetts Lowell prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Massachusetts-Lowell. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Massachusetts Lowell?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Massachusetts Lowell?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1320. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Massachusetts Lowell?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 12% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.