The University of Massachusetts Lowell, or UMass Lowell, offers 100 undergraduate majors, 42 master's programs, and 36 doctoral degrees, including highly acclaimed science, engineering, and technology programs. The most popular majors in 2013 included business, engineering, criminal law, computer science, and health.
UMass Lowell was founded in 1894 and is located in Lowell, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. In 2013, UMass Lowell was listed as the No. 10 best value college in the nation by Forbes and the "Most Underrated College in America" by Business Insider.
UMass Lowell has six colleges: the Manning School of Business; the Graduate School of Education; the Francis College of Engineering; the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Health Sciences; and the College of Sciences. These colleges offer degrees in a wide range of fields, from accounting to criminology to physical therapy. Some unique programs include marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation; plastics engineering; and environment, Earth and atmospheric sciences.
Students at every level are involved in faculty research projects as part of the University of Massachusetts goal of preparing students for careers through hands-on experience. As part of the Boston metropolitan area, students benefit from internships, co-ops and programs throughout the city.