I am a transfer student in chemical engineering with a sub-emphasis in bioengineering. I am VERY pleasantly surprised at the quality of this institution. I came from a biochemistry background at a top-40 school, believing that UM-Lowell would have a less rigorous program. I found this was not the case at all. Classes are smaller and professors are more understandable and more approachable in and out of class. In my first semester I was able to secure an on-campus research opportunity with a professor in my major. I am now an Honors Scholar and am pursuing a minor in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechology, and I am also strongly considering pursuing the BS/MS program. I came to UMass Lowell partly because of the terrific financial aid they offered (compared to all the other public schools in the area including Amherst) and as a result I will be graduating very well prepared in my field with significantly less debt. This school's reputation is growing quickly, both in rankings and among industry professionals, and deservedly so, because it has consistently exceeded my expectations. The rec center and outdoor programs are also exceptional. There are a few parties if that's what your looking for, but highly focused students will reap the most benefits from their UML education.
“I am a sophomore in the nursing program.BrightNursing
I am a sophomore in the nursing program. My experience here has been incredible. I am living in a dorm with other nursing students and we help each other out. We study together and help each other with homework assignments. We also let each other know which professors to take and which to avoid. On weekends me and a few of my dorm-mates either hang out in our room or occasionally go to a frat party. I know most frat parties are considered gross but the brothers at Sig Tau can throw a mean but civilized party. I was hesitant about attending UMass Lowell but now I am all in! I really do love it here. Love the professors, the students and the coursework. I think I made the right decision!
“I will be transferring to Umass Amherst inNot so brightAccounting
I will be transferring to Umass Amherst in the Spring and just wanted to describe my experience here at Lowell. Firstly I have only been here a semester. The food is bad, the night life is bad, there is a large gap in between many of the student's academic prowess, or basically some kids are really smart and then you wonder how many others got in. During the weekend the school is empty because many people commute. The odd thing is (odd to me anyway) that I know many people have enjoyed their time here. Well I don't know how. To each their own, but I would not recommend this school to anyone.