UMass Lowell is located along the Merrimack River in Lowell, about 45 minutes from Boston and an hour from Worcester. If you would like to attend school in a city, but still want a change of scenery, UMass Lowell is a good choice. More than 8,000 undergraduates study at UMass Lowell. Most students are from Massachusetts. There are 88 undergraduate and graduate degree programs at five colleges-Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Health and Environment, and Management. The most popularly studied majors are business, electrical engineering, and nursing. Fun fact: UMass Lowell has been part of the UMass system since 1991.