Tuition & Fees

$27,850

$27,850

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
36%
500-599
46%
400-499
14%
700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
55%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
42%
18-23
35%
12-17
6%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
23%
30-36
6%
24-29
49%
18-23
39%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

23%

male

77%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,298
Declined + 867
Total Received 3,165
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Private (nonprofit)

2,096

undergraduate students

2,636

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Human Services
  3. Management
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Codes

SAT 3483
ACT 1850

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Location

School Facts

Lesley University, founded in 1909, is a private, coeducational university. Its five-acre campus is located in Cambridge, four miles from Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,732
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Cambridge, MA

Five-acre campus in Cambridge (population: 110,651), four miles from downtown Boston; sites in 14 other states and throughout Massachusetts for graduate and alternative programs. Major airport, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates transportation to Porter Exchange building. Public transportation serves campus.

Lesley University
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
36%
500-599
46%
400-499
14%
700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
55%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
30-36
17%
24-29
42%
18-23
35%
12-17
6%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
23%
30-36
6%
24-29
49%
18-23
39%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
July 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,298
Declined + 867
Total Received 3,165

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Deb Kocar
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 999-1959, extension 8800
F: 617 349-8810
admissions@lesley.edu

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$17,580

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $27,600
Room $9,830
Board $6,370
Additional fees $250
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $45,550
Average Financial Aid - $17,580
Total with Avg. Aid $27,970

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,077,183
State $610,462
Institutional $9,982,245
Other external $424,659
Total $14,094,549

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,682,542
Other external
Total $5,682,542
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 617 349-8581
F: 617 349-8717
finaid@lesley.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Scott A. Jewell
Director of Financial Aid
sjewell@lesley.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Cheerleading, Dance, Outdoor Adventure Activities, Swing Dance, Ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

Jen Benway (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), New England Collegiate Conference, North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association (Division III, men's only)
Mascot
Lynx
School colors
green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Animation/Motion Media
Art
Art Therapy
Arts/Community/Education
Biology
Business Management
Children/Youth/Family Studies
Clinical Medical Health Counseling
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Counseling Psychology/School Counseling
Counseling/Psychological Studies
Creative Writing
Curriculum/Instruction
Digital Filmmaking
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/PreK-2
Earth/Environmental Science
Ecological Teaching/Learning
Educational Studies
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary Education (1-6)
English
Environmental Studies
Expressive Arts Therapy
Expressive Therapies
Fine Arts
Global Studies
Graphic Design
History
Holistic Psychology
Human Services
Illustration
Individualized Education
Interactive Design
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Higher Education/Intercultural Relations
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Middle School Education/5-8
Mindfulness Studies
Photography
Photography/Integrated Media
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Secondary Education/8-12
Sociology/Social Change
Special Education
Specialist Teacher of Reading
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities/5-12
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities/Pre-K-8
Teacher of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities
Teacher of Visual Art/PreK-8/5-12
Visual Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Human Services
  3. Management

Programs Offered

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

4,732

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

44%

2,096
students

Female
77%
1,623

Male
23%
473

56%

2,636
students

Female
86%
2,277

Male
14%
359

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

1,653
students

Female
79%
1,297

Male
21%
356

22%

443
students

Female
74%
326

Male
26%
117

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • 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
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 4
Countries most often represented Pakistan
South Korea
Sweden
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Bradi Hajjar
Director of International Student Recruitment
617 349-8634
bhajjar@lesley.edu

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