Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$29,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
53%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
21%
24-29
26%
18-23
43%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

23%

male

77%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,277
Declined 772
Total Received 3,049
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Private

2,128

undergraduate students

2,382

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,510
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational

Five-acre campus in Cambridge (population: 113,630), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Lesley University
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA
02138

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Events

  • Quad Fest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
28%
Top 1/2
67%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
53%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
21%
24-29
26%
18-23
43%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.31

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,277
Declined 772
Total Received 3,049

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$3,848

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,200
Room & board $17,630
Additional fees $250
Books & supplies $1,500
Other fees $900
Total $49,480
Average Financial Aid - $3,848
Total with Avg. Aid $45,632
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Swimming and diving, Tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Swimming and diving

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art Therapy/Therapist
Art/Art Studies, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Child Development
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
Counseling Psychology
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Natural Sciences
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Special Education and Teaching, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,510

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

47%

2,128
students

Female
77%
1,639

Male
23%
489

53%

2,382
students

Female
86%
2,047

Male
14%
335

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

1,599
students

Female
78%
1,233

Male
22%
366

25%

529
students

Female
77%
406

Male
23%
123

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 51%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

114

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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