Lasell University

Newton, MA

Lasell University

Newton, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$39,000

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,110
Declined 386
Total Received 2,496
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Private

1,713

undergraduate students

640

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1851, Lasell University is a private coeducational institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees. Its 53-acre campus is located in Newton, Massachusetts—just eight miles from Boston.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,353
Established in 1851
Coeducational Coeducational

54-acre, suburban campus in Newton (population: 88,904), eight miles from Boston. Served by bus and train; major airport and train serve Boston. School operates transportation to local shopping area and public transportation.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA
02466

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
62%
Bottom 1/2
38%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
490
75th
590
25th
490
75th
25
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,110
Declined 386
Total Received 2,496

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

94%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$24,682

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,500
Housing & Food $16,000
Additional fees $1,500
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $56,000
Average Financial Aid - $24,682
Total with Avg. Aid $31,318

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,730,702
State $690,372
Institutional $24,755,971
Other external $400,005
Total $28,577,050

Non-need-based

Federal $2,532,353
State $698,248
Institutional $16,748,029
Other external $1,356,911
Total $21,335,541

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 617 243-2227
F: 617 243-2326
finaid@lasell.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Volleyball yes yes

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, crew, golf, rugby, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, crew, rugby, tennis

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, cheerleading, dance team, football, golf, soccer, step team, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northeast Athletic Conference, Pilgrim League, North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association, New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Criminology. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Fashion Merchandising. yes
Fashion/Apparel Design. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine and Studio Arts Management. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
Graphic Design. yes
History, General. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Management Science. yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes yes
Meeting and Event Planning. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes
Project Management. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Rehabilitation Science. yes
Resort Management. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, Other. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communications
  2. Sports/fitness Administration/management
  3. Fashion Merchandising

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

2,353

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

1,713
students

Female
63%
1,081

Male
37%
632

27%

640
students

Female
56%
359

Male
44%
281

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,643
students

Female
64%
1,045

Male
36%
598

4%

70
students

Female
51%
36

Male
49%
34

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

10%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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