The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a nationally recognized model of excellence for urban public universities. As part of the University of Massachusetts system, UMass Lowell combines the best of two worlds, offering a small-college personal experience with the resources of a major research university. Classes are kept to a small size of 17 students, making it easy for students to have access to teachers and receive the personal attention they need to succeed. Faculty members are of the highest caliber, with the overwhelming majority of them holding the highest degrees of their respective field. UMass Lowell’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, with st
udents representing over 80 different nationalities. The university has 17 Division 1 athletic teams, making it a great academic setting for sport lovers. UMass Lowell offers over 175 different degree programs and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections for students to employers in all kinds of industries.
Lowell is a city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Located in Middlesex County, Lowell was a county seat until Massachusetts disbanded county government in 1999. Lowell offers a unique blend of urban amenities and suburban convenience with the backdrop of unmatched natural beauty. The History of the city is closely tied to its location along the Pawtucket Falls of the Merrimack River, from being an important fishing ground for the Pennacook tribe to providing waterpower for the factorie
s that formed the basis of the city's economy for a century. Lowell is considered the "Cradle of the American Industrial Revolution", as it was the first large-scale factory town in the country.