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Office of Undergraduate Admissions 883 Broadway Street, Suite 110 Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 www.uml.edu admissions@uml.edu tel: 978-934-3931 fax: 978-934-3086

Undergraduate Viewbook and Admissions Application


Your First Year Is All About Making Connections Learning communities at UMass Lowell are designed to ensure your success in your freshman year. With the help of your advisor, you’ll enroll jointly in three courses with 24 other first-year students in the same major or area of exploration. You’ll share these courses and one senior professor who will guide you through the first-year transition. You’ll lay a solid academic foundation, bond with classmates and establish a solid relationship with a faculty member.

“My undergraduate experience

at UMass Lowell changed my life. The education I received, and the possibilities it opened for me, have shaped everything in my professional life.” — UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan ’78, political science, former U.S. Congressman

First-year students share a common text reading program and film series. In on-going discussions, you’ll acquire college-level analytical skills as you examine one issue from various perspectives. You’ll have one more way to become friends with your classmates. From the start, you’ll belong at UMass Lowell.

making UMass Lowell has been educating students for more than 100 years and we’re focused on the future –

a future in which science and technology are

shaped to better meet people’s needs, a future in which communities flourish without depleting tomorrow’s resources and a future in which you are a successful contributor to your career, your community and your world.

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Facts & Stats

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Colleges & Majors

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The Honors House at Eames Hall is a living and learning community. Students share a residence hall and a First Year Honors Seminar. The Honors House offers a professor-in-residence and increased opportunities for interaction with faculty, who give talks, host social events, and lead various activities in the common area that is open to all students in the Honors Program. www.uml.edu/honors

conNections


Experiential Learning Internships, co-ops, service-learning, knowledgediscovery through research — it’s all experiential learning. It means you will practice what you learn, solving real problems that affect real people.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs Spend One More Year, Earn One More Degree UMass Lowell is in the forefront among higher education institutions in providing dual Bachelor’s/Master’s programs. These Accelerated Programs give you the opportunity to earn two degrees in as little as five years. You may choose to continue from bachelor’s to master’s level studies within your own major or select a complementary major to tailor your education to meet your professional and academic goals. Graduates, who enter the job market with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, have an immediate competitive advantage. Accelerated Programs credit certain courses to both degrees and streamline administrative requirements by eliminating, in some cases, the need for students to take the Graduate Record Exam or pay a graduate application fee. www.uml.edu/accelerated

In internships and co-ops you work at a company or organization, using a range of skills related to both your major and your potential career. You earn and gain hands-on experience. Real-world problem-solving experience is integrated into service-learning courses in every major. Examples: Student health educators have created and taught a healthy living course at an afterschool program for children. Management majors help high school students set up a business that turns a profit. You could be a contributing member of a research team, working alongside graduate students and faculty developing green technologies, earlier detection of cancer, the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and better ways to teach. Present your findings alongside professionals at national and international conferences, and next to your classmates at the annual campus and statewide student research events.

real-world

HANDS-oN

423 internships/semester Undergraduate co-op jobs pay an average of $16 an hour.

D.C. Internships Intern at Washington, D.C.-based organizations like the U.S. Dept. of Education, EPA, CNN or the Department of Justice. Through the Washington Center, qualified students can spend a semester working in the nation’s capital, earning academic credit and paying a cost comparable to – or less than – a semester on campus. www.uml.edu/dcinternships 2

Become a Teacher at UMass Lowell Earn a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and teaching certification in five years by combining your major with the Graduate School of Education’s Fast Track to Teaching program. Advantages: in many cases, six graduate credits may be taken in your senior year; scholarship opportunities and teaching assistantships are available; you’ll have access to early advising and great job opportunities.

“Through experiential learning, students develop their skills as they build their resumes. By the time they graduate, they have confidence and experience in real-world problem solving.” — Provost Ahmed Abdelal

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Think Globally The world is your classroom at UMass Lowell. Get to know the Chinese and German exchange students who are studying here for a semester. Study international law, economy, art and music. Celebrate Vietnamese New Year, Indian Diwali and dozens of other events where you can learn about the world and connect with international students and faculty.

Urban Village Arts Series UVAS, sponsored by multiple groups on campus and in the community, held eight cultural events that showcased the talents of local musicians, poets, authors and artists. Working as an interdisciplinary team, students produced a CD of the series. Sound recording engineers recorded, engineered and edited the programs, design students created the CD cover and insert and English majors wrote the liner notes.

You will develop the cross-cultural understanding you need to graduate as a full-fledged resident of the global village.

study abroad

crossing

Each year, dozens of UMass Lowell students study abroad. Through campus and UMass system affiliations, and a growing number of partnerships with international institutions, students can access the universities of the world – or a ship that sails the oceans as you study. You decide where you’d like to go and we’ll help you make it happen. www.uml.edu/studyabroad

Boundaries

Learn Across Disciplines Learning at UMass Lowell is interdisciplinary. It crosses boundaries. Engineers and artists design robots. Poets and nurses improve the quality of life for patients. History, economics and engineering professors help you spot trends for work in the global economy. There are projects, programs and courses to choose from. You’ll learn how problems are identified and solved in the real world. You’ll learn more. You’ll learn better. Assistive Technology The assistive technology program gives seniors in engineering a chance to adapt technology to meet the needs of a person with disabilities. It gives management majors an opportunity to examine the potential markets for the modified devices and technologies. The academic challenge is great. So is the human one. Most students think they get more than they give.

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Opportunity is Knocking At UMass Lowell, opportunity is everywhere. We provide the resources to help you and challenge you academically. So reach higher. Learn more. Surprise yourself.

6,551 undergraduates

74+ majors

Honors Program Take your academics to a higher level. Explore more deeply, investigate more broadly in designated honors courses, by taking on additional elements in courses, through directed study and research, and by participating in activities and events designed to enrich the education of honors program participants. You’ll earn a degree designated “Commonwealth Honors Program Scholar.” Challenge yourself. www.uml.edu/honors Centers for Learning Having trouble with calculus, composition, physics or any of a dozen other subjects? You can find a tutor here – in person or online. You’ll also find academic advisors, help with the web self-service system ISIS, advice on writing and editing, and workshops on boosting your study skills. Build a strong foundation by asking for help when you need it. www.uml.edu/class

reaching OUT Career Services Check the listings for internships, co-ops, part-time and summer jobs. Take a workshop on resume writing, interview skills or dining for success. Contact an alum in your field and get a head start on the job market. From your freshman year, Career Services is a gold mine. www.uml.edu/career

“Our students are such a pleasure to work with. They take responsibility for both their work and their lives.”

Technology gets you anywhere you want to go. ◆

Everyone gets an e-mail account.

Residence hall rooms come with phone and voice mail service.

Most of the campus — including outside spaces and bus shelters — has wireless access.

You can opt to receive emergency cell phone notifications.

There is a range of online and podcast classes available.

The web self-service system (ISIS) lets you register, check your grades, manage financial aid and view, print and pay bills.

More than 100,000 books and journals can be accessed at either library or from anywhere you log on.

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THE FACTS

The Resources of Big The Comforts of Small

(all statistics are for Fall 2007 unless noted)

ACADEMICS

14:1 Student/faculty ratio 1200 Avg. no. of undergrad courses annually 56% Classes with fewer than 20 students

129 Active student clubs and organizations 50 Musical ensembles open to all students 18 Recreational sports 10 Museums and galleries within walking distance 8 Cafes and restaurants on campus 5 Miles of walkways along the river 4 Mega career fairs annually 1 Action-packed week to start every semester

FACULTY

406 Full-time faculty 94% Faculty with highest degree in their field

LOCATION

25 Miles from Boston 125 Beautiful acres along the Merrimack River

And your professors know your name.

THE FACTS

(all statistics are for Fall 2007 unless noted)

College of Arts and Sciences

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT BODY

40:60 Female/male ratio 92 % Undergraduates from Massachusetts 20% Students of color

Francis College of Engineering Graduate School of Education College of Management

INCOMING FRESHMEN

1080 Average SAT 3.16 Average high school GPA 68% First-year students living on campus INCOMING STUDENTS

1950 Incoming students campus wide Fall 2007 Freshmen: Transfers:

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1,234 716

School of Health & Environment

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College of

Majors

Arts & Sciences

American Studies General Thematic Option Criminal Justice* Economics English Literature Writing Fine Arts Art Design History General Art History Liberal Arts** Art History Comparative Arts Cultural Studies Economics English/Literature Environmental Studies Gender Studies

DIVISION OF FINE ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Wonder what makes people tick, how policies and politics affect society, how art changes our understanding of the world? This is the place to find out. You’ll have challenging academics, lots of hands-on opportunities and plenty of teamwork within and across disciplines. You’ll graduate able to grapple with the big questions. You’ll dig deep enough to get the big answers. Kerouac Center The Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for American Studies sponsors the annual Kerouac Writer in Residence program, the Kerouac Conference on Beat Literature and Kerouac Scholarships for UMass Lowell students.

* Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs ** Requires two concentrations from this list *** Master’s program available

History Languages Legal Studies Music Philosophy Political Science Psychology Sociology Theater Arts Writing Modern Languages Spanish Spanish/French Spanish/Italian Music Music Business Music Performance Instrumental * Vocal* Music Studies (TeacherPreparation)*

Instrumental * Vocal*

Sound Recording Technology*** Philosophy General Communications & Critical Thinking Political Science Psychology* Sociology

College of

Majors

Arts & Sciences

Biology* General Bioinformatics Biotechnology Ecology Chemistry Forensic Science Computer Science* General Bioinformatics Environmental Science Environmental Studies Geoscience Atmospheric Science (Meteorology)

DIVISION OF SCIENCES Learn the fundamentals. Learn the latest and greatest. In traditional disciplines and in emerging fields like nanotechnology, photonics, robotics and bioinformatics, you can delve into the physical world and learn how to craft solutions for the changing global village. You are taught by faculty (rather than graduate assistants) who bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Opportunities to put knowledge into action include internships and research projects. When you graduate, you will be ready to push the frontiers of science forward. Robots Rule UMass Lowell’s team placed sixth out of 37 entries from around the world at the 15th-annual Intelligent Ground Vehicles Competition. The Lowell entry excelled in the navigation challenge in which robots visit a series of locations provided as GPS waypoints while avoiding a variety of obstacles and other hazards.

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Math* General Applied Math Computer Science Statistics/Actuarial Science Teaching Physics* General Optics Radiological Health*

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs

"Our students share a strong commitment to their education. Their curiosity and enthusiasm make for a great learning experience — for me as well as for them." — Julie Nash, Assoc. Prof., English

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www.uml.edu/college/arts_sciences

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Francis College of

Majors

Graduate School of

Engineering

Chemical Engineering* Nuclear Engineering* Civil Engineering* Computer Engineering* Electrical Engineering* Mechanical Engineering* Plastics Engineering*

Education

Engineers are creative problem-solvers, turning ideas into reality. Be part of designing the "next best thing" – whether it's a portable electronic device, a better way to generate electricity or a new medical diagnostic tool. At UMass Lowell, you’ll take on real-world projects that put your knowledge into action for real people. You could design shoes with sensors for a sight-impaired individual, reduce waste by measuring energy loss in a housing complex or analyze traffic flow and lights in a neighborhood. Be an Engineer Who Makes a Difference No matter which specialty you choose, you can add a Minor in Business Administration that integrates management principles into your engineering courses. Learn to design a project and manage it. Enter the job market with a terrific competitive advantage, better equipped to make a difference in the world.

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Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs

“Our programs are hands-on and practiceoriented, with service-learning integrated throughout. All are ABET-accredited and have Accelerated BS-to-MS Programs. Plastics and Nuclear Engineering are distinctive and you can do undergraduate research in one of our research centers, including Nanomanufacturing, Biomanufacturing and Baseball Research.” — John Ting, Dean, College of Engineering

www.uml.edu/college/engineering

At UMass Lowell, we believe that in today’s world, teachers need a firm foundation in their subject area — a full undergraduate program — before they acquire teaching skills. Increasingly, states across the country are requiring starting teachers to have masters’ degrees. Our graduates have consistently ranked at the top of the state — most recently: 100 percent pass rate — on the Massachusetts Tests for Licensure.

“The Fast Track program is a phenomenal asset for students like me who can’t wait to begin working in a classroom. The quality of the classes and professors are outstanding. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in becoming a teacher.” — Meghan Cashin, ’08, BS, psychology; ’09, Masters in Elementary Education

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College of

Majors

School of

Management

Business Administration Accounting Entrepreneurship Finance Management Information Systems Management Marketing

Health & Environment

We are all about the real world. Internships, visiting faculty and senior executive lectures bring practical experience your way. In our AACSB-accredited program you might participate in our Commercialization Lab, helping new businesses get on their feet, or sign up to be mentored by an alum in your field. Both give you real answers about today’s business culture. At graduation, you will have mastered the technologies, trends and ideologies to fit right into the business world. You’ll be ready to succeed in the global marketplace. Entrepreneurship Concentration Learn to be an entrepreneur or “intrepreneur” — someone who can create small business energy within a big corporation. You’ll develop the skills to help the discoveries of the laboratory make it to the marketplace — the backbone of our innovation-based economy. A capstone course links undergraduates with scientists on campus and with companies in the campus’s Commercial Venture and Intellectual Property group.

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“My UMass Lowell education gave me the tools to make educated and sound decisions.”

Majors

Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences* Clinical Laboratory Sciences Medical Technology Learn about health — of individuals, communities, the Nutritional Sciences world. Learn how to help people stay healthy and how Exercise Physiology (leads to Doctor of Physical Therapy) to care for those who aren’t. Learn how the technologies of the laboratory can contribute to getting people Health Education and populations back on their feet. Learn how commu- Community Health nities can be successful today and protect the natural Environmental Health Nursing* resources of tomorrow. Academic standards are demanding. Expectations for your practical skills are challenging. Your chances for career success are * Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs unequaled. SHE Scholars Program This program brings together select students from all the School’s majors to work on the individual, societal and environmental health indicators of a specific community. You’ll be making contributions to public health policy before you graduate.

— Thomas A. Golden ’94, BSBA; ’04, MBA: representative to the Massachusetts Legislature from Lowell

www.uml.edu/college/management

www.uml.edu/college/she

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Meet

some of our students

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Allison Rumore

Phanny Chhoeun

Jeffrey Sawyer

Peter Monfort

Sergio H. Sanchez

Tristin Mae Johnson

Sophomore; Biology major; from Methuen, Mass. Member of the Honors program, lives in the Honors House at Eames Hall, active in the Pre-Health Organization, and has been on Hall Council.

Junior; Nursing major, originally from California, but has lived in Lowell for eight years. Works as a First Year Resource Educator and at the Campus Recreation Center.

Sophomore; Music Business major; from Windham, N.H. Tour guide for the Admissions Office; participates in intramurals; involved with ensembles playing concert music, jazz and big band music.

Senior; Marketing and Management major. Active in Association of Students of African Origin; forward on River Hawks varsity basketball; from Brockton, Mass.

Junior; Plastics Engineering major. Involved in Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Plastics Engineers; from Lowell, Mass.

Junior; Psychology major. Runs sprints on the track and field team; from Pittsfield, Mass.

“To me, the most surprising thing about UMass Lowell was the quality of education. Most people assume that state schools aren't as good as private colleges, but since attending UMass Lowell, I can say I am getting the same, if not better, education than many private institutions. “The professors have been great and have incredible knowledge and qualifications. They are always willing to help and have flexible office hours to accommodate all their students' needs.”

“My favorite thing about UMass Lowell is its location. I think the city of Lowell represents cultural unity and its growth into a bustling city is a great complement to the University. “There’s always something to do on campus. I’m involved in Freshmen Programs as a First Year Resource Educator (FYRE). In the residence halls, FYREs try to create a fun atmosphere that is also supportive of academics. I try every day to make students feel like they belong at UMass Lowell, through simple things like smiling at people.”

“It’s a good experience to live on campus. You have lots of freedom, you meet a lot of people and there’s always something fun going on. It’s a big learning experience, too. There’s no one to tell you to get going when you have a paper due, so you have to learn to manage your time. “Students here have a lot of contact with professors. I really like all my professors. They get right back to me when I e-mail them. My advisor has been very helpful. She kept me from stressing out when I changed majors.”

“The best thing about UMass Lowell to me is its size. It is not so small that you see the same people every day, but it is small enough so you don’t get lost in the crowd. There’s a great feeling of community here. “People on campus are great. I worked for the facilities department for a year. They allowed me to work around my busy schedule.”

“It was a surprise to find out how much my professors cared about me. They have been amazing, and helped tremendously in my transition to campus. “UMass Lowell has a great BS/MS program, and I am definitely taking advantage of that. I am thinking of doing a master's degree in engineering with a concentration in biomedical engineering or plastics in medicine.”

“I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to study in college because I was interested in many different things. The university has so many different programs that I was able to take an assortment of classes and find what was right for me. “UMass Lowell has prepared me and inspired me to pursue a master’s degree. I have learned that there is no cap to my achievements if I pursue my goals with enough dedication and passion.”

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Scholarships

FINANCIAL AID

Tuition and Fees Annual Undergraduate Costs 2008-2009 In-state Residents

Out-of-state Students

New England Regional Program

S. New Hampshire Proximity Program

Tuition Fees Total Tuition and Fees

$1,454 7,727 $9,181

$8,567 12,634 $21,201

$2,181 7,727 $9,908

$2,181 12,634 $14,815

Residence Hall Room Telecommunications Fee Meals (Full Plan)

$4,742 160 2,617

$4,742 160 2,617

$4,742 160 2,617

$4,742 160 2,617

Total Room and Board

$7,519

$7,519

$7,519

$7,519

$16,700

$28,720

$17,427

$22,334

Grand Total

“I am going to dental school because of the strong academic foundation I got at UMass Lowell, and because I’m graduating without debt.” — Athina Mantzouranis, ’07, Biology, Burlington, Mass., entered Tufts University, School of Dentistry

appreciating

value

awarded in financial aid $60 Million in 2008 financial aid needed $9500 Avg. per student financial aid awarded $8900 Avg. per student 93% Average amount of need met

43% 49% 8%

Average Need-Based Financial Aid Package: Grants

Millions of dollars are awarded annually in scholarships, including the campus and system-wide merit-based programs listed here. For more information on available scholarships, go to www.uml.edu/scholarships. Program: Source: Criteria:

Amount: Program: Source: Criteria:

Loans

Amount:

Work Study

Program: Source: Criteria:

UMass Lowell is included in Princeton Review’s list of

“Best Value Colleges”

Amount: Program: Source: Criteria: Amount: Program: Source: Criteria:

Amount: Program: Source: Criteria:

Amount:

Commonwealth Scholarship UMass System Massachusetts residents entering as freshmen, SAT* of 1400+ and rank in top 5% of high school class. Tuition, fees, room and board for four years Chancellor’s Scholars UMass Lowell SAT of 1200*, top 25% of high school class, financial need Up to $5,000/year for four years Dean’s Scholarships (62 awarded annually) UMass Lowell Academic accomplishments and extracurricular activities $4,000/year for four years Transfer Scholarships (30 awarded annually) UMass Lowell Academic accomplishments at Massachusetts community colleges $2,500/year for two years Chancellor Martin T. Meehan Scholarship Award UMass Lowell First-time freshmen and transfer students from underrepresented populations; freshman minimum GPA of 3.25 or minimum SAT* of 1100 or equivalent ACT. Applicants must submit an application, an essay, one recommendation and a resume. One time $5,000 award Directors Scholarships UMass Lowell Outstanding students who do not qualify for Dean’s, Chancellor’s or Commonwealth scholarships; freshmen selected on academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities and/or financial need. Up to $4,000; renewable for maximum of four years with full-time status and minimum GPA of 3.0.

* UMass Lowell looks at only the critical reading and math portion of the SAT.

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One of Our Greatest Assets is Our People You’ll meet people who share your aspirations and people who help you achieve them. People who care about you.

Live on Campus Make college a full-time experience: live on campus. You’ll connect with people and activities, get better grades and generally feel at home faster when you study, socialize AND sleep here. UMass Lowell has eight residence halls, each with its own personality, charm and culture. There are two residence halls, Leitch and Bourgeois, designated solely for freshmen, with additional space possible in other halls. The first year of college offers a wide range of new experiences: living with a roommate, managing money, organizing free time to meet academic responsibilities. The LEARN Program in the freshman halls helps you develop the skills and insights you need to succeed with the exciting new opportunities and challenges of college. LEARN brings tutoring services to you, with Centers for Learning satellite offices located in the residence halls, and makes everything from health services to counseling easier to find. Learn all about living on campus at www.uml.edu/reslife

space

your your PLACE

Campus Life Offers Lots of Choices. Whether or not you live on campus, you will have wellequipped places to learn, study and have fun. There’s a campus bus and late-night shuttle service, and it’s ok to have a car. There are more than 100 student clubs and activities. You can work out, see a play or just play. You won’t be bored.

2,349

students live on campus

Activities and Clubs enhance every major and celebrate every ethnicity. And here are a few: Alternative Spring Break Off Broadway Players Ballroom Dance Club Rugby Teams Chess Club Snowboarding Teams Connector Newspaper Swim Team Figure Skating Ultimate Frisbee Marching Band WUML Radio Station Math Club

Meet Our

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What’s Available at the Campus Rec Center: ◆ three basketball courts ◆ two racquetball courts ◆ a squash court ◆ two multi-purpose studios ◆ a one-eighth-mile, seamless, rubber compound running track ◆ pool tables ◆ table tennis tables ◆ 12 treadmills ◆ 16 stationary bikes ◆ eight elliptical trainers ◆ six stair climbers ◆ four rowing machines ◆ free weights ◆ selectorized weight machines ◆ two fully equipped locker rooms ◆ an outdoor patio ◆ an atrium with refreshments and a big-screen TV

stretching your

LIMITS

Also at the Rec Center … you can join club sports, intramural sports and outdoor adventures, like rock climbing, ice climbing, hiking, skiing, backpacking, surfing, kayaking and white water rafting.

students use the Rec Center

850

on an average day

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Go River Hawks! Campus spirit is huge at UMass Lowell. You can cheer on River Hawks teams throughout the year, but the highlight is River Hawk Division I ice hockey, where the team competes in Hockey East, the most prestigious college hockey league in the country. At the games, you’ll be surrounded by fans and Rowdy the River Hawk.

“UMass Lowell has the best pep band in Hockey East.” —The Boston Herald

Varsity Sports Women

Men

Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey Rowing Soccer Softball Soccer Track and Field (indoor & outdoor) Volleyball

Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Ice Hockey (Division I) Soccer Track and Field (indoor & outdoor)

capture thE

SPIRIT!

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Join a team, an orchestra, a study group – there are endless ways to get the most from your college experience. Art classes and music ensembles are open to everyone, regardless of major. Intramural sports teams want you regardless of your skill. You can reach out to the larger community, too – volunteer at a cultural festival, help a child learn to read, count herrings on the Concord or step in as a trolley conductor. There’s a lot to discover. Start exploring.

Lowell is a renaissance city. That means you’ll find sidewalk cafés, galleries, one-of-a-kind restaurants and music venues all over the place, a live theater and cultural and ethnic festivals going on most weekends. The campus is integrated into the city neighborhoods and less than a mile from the cobbled streets of the arts district. There’s always something happening downtown. Students’ picks for the best of Lowell: The Riverwalk Brew’d Awakening Victorian Garden Revolving Museum Mill City Rock Gym See more at www.uml.edu/guidetolowell

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We want you to choose UMass Lowell!

Directions to UMass Lowell By Air: Lowell is located about 25 miles north of Boston’s Logan International Airport and south of the Manchester, N.H., airport.

A complete Undergraduate Application for Admission, with instructions, is located at the back of this book. Read through it carefully, and check the web site (www.uml.edu/admissions) for additional details.

Lowell Boston

Campus Tours, offered six days a week, give you a look at University facilities. See www.uml.edu/tours or call 978-934-3931 for times and to make a reservation.

By Bus: Lowell is served by Vermont Transit (800451-3292), Greyhound (800-231-2222) and Peter Pan (887-746-6679) bus lines. Around the city: Information on the Lowell Regional Transit Authority’s citywide bus service and how it connects you to campus is available at www.uml.edu/student-services.

The Fall Open House gives students a chance to learn about activities, programs and resources, master the application and financial aid process, talk to faculty and current students and tour the campus and a residence hall – all in one day. Learn more at www.uml.edu/openhouse

By Car: Please go to www.uml.edu/directions for the best directions to anywhere on campus.

visit us Office of Undergraduate Admissions

www.uml.edu/admissions admissions@uml.edu 978-934-3931 fax: 978-934-3086

Special Opportunities

Transfer Admissions We welcome applications from qualified students who want to transfer to UMass Lowell from either two- or four-year institutions. We accept credits from regionally accredited institutions as long as they correspond to credits leading to a University baccalaureate degree. You can find information for transfer students at www.uml.edu/transferstudents. New England Regional Student Program Applicants from the other New England states may be eligible for a tuition rate equal to that of in-state tuition plus 50 percent. Students must meet the eligibility requirements for their states as well as the University, and must enroll in an approved regional program. Learn more at www.uml.edu/NERSP Proximity Rate Program UMass Lowell has created a Proximity Rate Program that offers reduced tuition to Southern New Hampshire students living within 20 miles of the campus. Learn all about it at www.uml.edu/Admissions/proximity

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By Train: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Commuter Rail runs between Boston and Lowell. (www.mbta.com)

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