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How hard is it to get into University of Massachusetts-Lowell and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,286 out of 12,660 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 difficult 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 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Massachusetts Lowell is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||580|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Massachusetts Lowell?
University of Massachusetts Lowell typically prefers 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 #17 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 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>82%|
|1235 to 1320||Avg +||73%-82%|
|1150 to 1235||Avg -||61%-73%|
|1065 to 1150||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 1065||Low||<48%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
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 #17 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 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>84%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||73%-84%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||64%-73%|
|22 to 24||Reach||54%-64%|
|Less than 22||Low||<54%|
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 73% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
81% of University of Massachusetts Lowell freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||29%||26%|
Applicants have 68 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Massachusetts Lowell is $60.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Massachusetts Lowell and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
78% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Massachusetts-Lowell. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
73% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
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.
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.