University of Massachusetts-Lowell Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Massachusetts-Lowell? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,070 out of 10,689 applicants or 57% were admitted making University of Massachusetts-Lowell a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of Massachusetts Lowell typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,584 6,105 10,689
Accepted 2,463 3,607 6,070
Acceptance Rate 54% 59% 57%
Enrolled 569 1,064 1,633
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 29% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Massachusetts Lowell and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Massachusetts-Lowell regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Massachusetts Lowell.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1075. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1265 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1170 1360
SAT Reading 600 690
SAT Math 570 670
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 22 29
ACT Math 23 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >69%
26 to 29 Avg + 57%-69%
23 to 26 Avg - 44%-57%
20 to 23 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 20 Low <31%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >69%
1265 to 1360 Avg + 57%-69%
1170 to 1265 Avg - 44%-57%
1075 to 1170 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1075 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Massachusetts-Lowell accepts 57% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.

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