Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$29,550

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

22%

male

78%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,413
Declined 466
Total Received 2,879
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Private

2,897

undergraduate students

3,535

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,432
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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: Small-medium city

Lesley University
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA
02138

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
78%
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
13%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 15
Application deadline (final deadline) July 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,413
Declined 466
Total Received 2,879

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

85%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$12,004

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,200
Housing $10,060
Food $6,570
Additional fees $350
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $47,680
Average Financial Aid - $12,004
Total with Avg. Aid $35,676

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,100,000
State $500,000
Institutional $10,000,000
Other external $400,000
Total $14,000,000

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $6,000,000
Other external
Total $6,000,000

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

cheerleading, dance, outdoor adventure activities, swing dance, ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), New England Collegiate Conference, North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association (Division III, men's only)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American History (United States). yes
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Community Psychology. yes
Computer Teacher Education. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Design and Applied Arts, Other. yes
Developmental and Child Psychology. yes
Digital Arts. yes
Earth Science Teacher Education. yes
Ecology. yes
Education, General. yes yes yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Family Systems. yes
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other. yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Graphic Design. yes
History Teacher Education. yes yes
History, General. yes
History, Other. yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies. yes
Intermedia/Multimedia. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics, Other. yes yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes yes yes
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Photography. yes yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Psychology, Other. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes

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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

6,432

total students

64%

in-state

36%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

45%

2,897
students

Female
78%
2,261

Male
22%
636

55%

3,535
students

Female
87%
3,060

Male
13%
475

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

51%

1,469
students

Female
77%
1,128

Male
23%
341

49%

1,428
students

Female
79%
1,133

Male
21%
295

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
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

6%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
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) Not Required/Recommended

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 4
Countries most often represented Pakistan
South Korea
Sweden
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special orientation

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