76%

Acceptance Rate

$13,229

Avg.Financial Aid

002160

FAFSA Code

About Lesley University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,838

Website

www.lesley.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Lesley University is a private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was founded in 1909 by Edith Lesley to train teachers. Her progressive and bright ideas paved a way for Lesley University. The aim of the university is to engage students in research, active learning, and to blend academics with extracurricular activities in order to transform their students into practically knowledgeable individuals. The university welcomes students from all cultures, sexual identities, and race. It is a private-not-for-profit type university.

  • The University acceptance rate is 76%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 12:1.

  • The graduation rate is 55%.

  • The student population is 4,838 in which 2,283 are full-time and 2,582 are part-time students.

  • University is accredited by the New England Commission on High Education.

Online Education at Lesley University

The university offers more than 20 affordable and flexible online Undergraduate, Certificate, and Graduate programs and is made up of following academic units:

  • College of Art and Design.

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

  • Graduate School of Education.

  • Graduate school of Arts and Social Sciences.

  • Threshold Program.

  • Henry Knox Sherrill Library.

  • University Archives.

  • John and Carol Moriarty Library.


Reviews

  • The students are very expressive, accepting and open-minded and inclusive when it comes to diversity.

  • The university makes sure that the students are well prepared for their career.

  • The University Bookstore offers many ebooks, textbook rentals and the students can also sell back their books.

Location & Contact

Address

29 Everett St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6178689600
Fax: N/A
Request Info

Rankings

Based on the U.S. News and World Reports, Lesley University ranks #246 in Regional Universities.

Other than this, Lesley University ranks in the following:

  • #7 in Best Affordable Schools in Massachusetts for Bachelor's Degree.

  • #90 in Top Performer on Social Mobility.

  • #12 in Best Online Psychology PhD. Programs.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

76%

SAT Range

938 - 1293

ACT Range

22 - 29

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Lesley University is quite an easy school with moderate chances to get admitted in, with the acceptance rate of 76%. Last year, over 69 applicants out of every 100 were admitted into the faculty. Academically it has an average requirement for admission test scores.

The SAT score should be in 938 or above and an ACT score should be 22 or above. The average high school GPA requirement is 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for the admitted freshmen class.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$32,225

Average Annual Cost

$27,600

Books And Supplies

$1,500

Other Fees

$375

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$16,230

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,550

Total One Year Cost

$49,255

You might be thinking of  "How much does it take to attend the Lesley University?", So here is the answer to your query. The total cost to attend Lesley University is $49,255 annually, it varies depending upon the program an applicant applies for, there are slight variations in the cost of attendance for various programs.

The Net-price to attend the university is $32,225, the average total cost for tuition is $27,600, books and supplies are $1,500, $16,230 for room and board, and $375 for other fees.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctoral

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

80%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

25%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

33%

Male Professors

67%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

83 Graduates

Psychology, General

66 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

42 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

42 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

35 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

30 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

26 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

20 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

18 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

15 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

12 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

12 Graduates

Graphic Communications

11 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

11 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

11 Graduates

Human Services, General

10 Graduates

History

9 Graduates

Mathematics

8 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

7 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

6 Graduates

Political Science and Government

5 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

5 Graduates

Sociology

4 Graduates

Biology, General

4 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

2 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,208

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

30%

Full-time

77%

Part-time

23%

Students Gender

Male

21%

US National: 44%

Female

79%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

61% White

5% Unknown

7% Black

14% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

5% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

38%

Out Of State

62%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$73,324 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 75% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

75%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$10,460/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,370/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,370/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Lynx

School Colors

green and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

80

Total Female Athletes

90

Intramural Sports

5

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $16,320 per year. The average meal plan at LU costs around $6,370 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At LU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 23% male and 77% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$32,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$38,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$20,760

$26,990

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$215 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

96%

Average Aid Per Year

$13,229

Students Receiving Federal Grants

32%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,117

Students Receiving State Aid

20%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,716

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

96%

Average Aid Per Year

$11,165

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$19,793

$30K - $48K

$17,587

$48K - $75K

$13,805

$75K - $110K

$11,131

> $110K

$10,803

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$6,000,000

The university provides financial aid to students both in-state and out-state. These are in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. The students are awarded grants and scholarships on the basis of their merit, residential status or other sports or cultural achievements that do not have to be paid back. Students looking for financial aid have to fill up the FAFSA form. Lesley University federal school code is 002160.

  • Federal Aid provided by the university includes Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal Work-Study.

  • State Aid includes the Mass Grant, Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant, Massachusetts Public Service Grant, Non-Massachusetts State Grant, and Massachusetts No-Interest Loan.

  • Military Aid provided by the university is the Yellow Ribbon Grant.

  • Institutional Aid includes Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Lesley Scholarship, Edith Wolfard Scholarship, and Robart Kaufman Scholarship.

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