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| listen if you enjoy partying and having a good time this school is not for you, especially if you plan on living in housing. The dorms are filled with power-hungry RAs (resident advisers) who enjoy busting your balls and getting you in trouble for drinking and having a good time. the parties off campus suck unless you're a hot girl or on a sports team. oh and by the way the female population here is piss poor so don't plan on breaking up with your high school broad with the expectations of hooking up with a bunch of girls cause it ain't happening. Ive met some cool people here and have some great friends but i WOULDN'T recommend this school to someone looking to have a great time in college. |
|May 01 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2016 |
| The school is still shaking off a reputation of being a half assed school...the assumption is that it's really easy to get into, but they actually have a lower acceptance rate than umass Amherst (64% vs.66%). Additionally, they are trying to grow the school and basically take over lowell as a college town like Amherst. You've got mostly approachable professors and only a few that think their shit doesn't stink. The town has improved aesthetically, crime rate fallen and better restaurants have come to town. Plenty to do in town. Cultural festival during summer, folk festival (which brings the likes of Damien marley..bobs son), tsongas arena which has concerts for the likes of bob Dylan ( there last week), snoop dogg, drake,, pit bull, etc. students get discount tickets to all shows, home of homer Winslow, jack Kerouac, half hour train ride from historic downtown Boston, and home of Red Sox affiliate, lowell spinners, which have produced John pappelbon, Hanley Ramirez, Kevin youklis, jacoby ellsbery, clay bucholz, etc. |
|Apr 14 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2017 |
| I have attended UMass Lowell because it is really affordable. If you are looking for both academically challenging material as well as affordability, it is here.|
There are some things that I think are good to know before enrolling here, one being that the social scene is non existent. There is little to do, many students do not have vehicles in order to leave Lowell do go anywhere, and students here are friendly but do not seem to be looking to form friendships. Also, while there are more females on south campus, the university is almost entirely male. If you are a girl looking for friends who will not all be guys look elsewhere. Guy friends are great but not all the time.
Also, social connections can be difficult to maintain since many of the students are commuters; it is even difficult for two commuters to be friends.
I lived both on and off campus and I can tell you that the dorm scene was just boring.I think if you are someone who is simply looking to take classes and nothing more, this is a good value. If you are looking to make connections, go someone else.
|Feb 22 2013|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2014 |