• Address: 1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466

  • Phone Number: (617) 243-2000

  • Website: http://www.lasell.edu/

About

Lasell College is a private not-for-profit college established back in the year 1851 under the name Auburndale Female Seminary. The name was later changed to Lasell Female Seminary in the memory of 'Edward Lasell', the founder of the college.

The college is located and headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, United States and is known for its excellent online educational programs. It has around 53 acres of campus which hosts over 2,064 students enrolled in various degrees and programs offered by the college. It has been ranked 10th in our rankings for Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts.

  • The college has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1.

  • College's acceptance rate is 76%.

  • The college is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).

  • The college aims to provide the best quality education to its students, as well as various facilities to help build a strong foundation for the students to shape their careers.

  • Facilities such as athletic programs, organizations/clubs, career services, and internships are offered to the students.


Online Education at Lasell College

The college provides flexible online programs for students around the world. It offers education in highly interactive and engaging learning environments with direct access to the academic resources and faculty.

For the students who enjoy a fast-paced and more independent learning environment, most of the online courses of the college are offered in an accelerated 8-week format ideally.

  • The college offers various Master level degree programs and Graduate Certificate programs across several disciplines.

  • Lasell College Moodle is an easy-to-use software platform that includes access to all course materials, discussion forums, file management, library databases, and various other facilities.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Newton, Massachusetts

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002158

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Institutional Accreditation

CIHE

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.lasell.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 13: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 80 % Part Time: 100 %
Total Population 2,064
Student Population Full Time: 1,774 Part Time: 290
Gender Division Male: 34 % Female: 66 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 46 %

The College Monk

Female: 53 %

Total Graduation Rate: 51 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Lasell College offers 27 online programs across 5 Majors

Business Management

Offering 18 programs accross 2 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 4 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Lasell College Acceptance Rate is 76%

Application Fee
Graduate Application Fee $40

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 3,221
Total Applicants Admitted 2,450
Applicants Enrolled 439
Full time Applicants Enrolled 437
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 2
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Lasell College Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 386
Number of students submitting ACT scores 69
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 92%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 17%
SAT Math 485 average 440 - 530 range
SAT Critical Reading 480 average 430 - 530 range
SAT Writing 480 average 430 - 530 range
ACT Composite 20 average 18 - 23 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Lasell College AdmissionLasell College Admission Processs

Lasell College engages students in the practice of their preferred field of study through collective learning. This type of learning promotes lifelong intellectual exploration and social responsibility of the students. The applicants at Lasell College will have access to the information and the resources necessary for them to plan for their education. The applicants are required to meet the specific admission requirements in order to get admitted to the Lasell College. The admission requirements may vary by course or degree level, but there are some general requirements to be met by the applicants. The International Students has to meet some specific admission requirements to get admitted to the Lasell College. An Enrollment Counselor will be assigned to applicants to follow-up and guide them throughout the admission process. 

Lasell College Application Process

  • The applicants should complete and submit the online application available at the official website of Lasell College
  • The applicants will be sent a username and password via email, granting their access to the Lasell College Admission Portal after they applied for Lasell College's admission
  • The applicants are required to upload transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and resume in the admission portal
  • To answer any questions the candidates might have regarding admission requirements, course registration, financial aid, and start dates, an Enrollment Counselor will be in contact with them

 Lasell College Admissions Requirements for International Students

  • The International candidates should hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution if they seek admission to Lasell College’s graduate degree or certificate programs
  • The candidates should demonstrate through academic background and work experience that indicates the ability to succeed in graduate studies
  • For admission into graduate degree or certificate programs at Lasell College, the GRE/ GMAT scores of international students are not required
  • The applicants are required to submit the completed online application available at the college website
  • The candidates should submit all the official transcripts of their college-level coursework
  • The official transcripts must be translated into English if necessary
  • The candidates should provide two letters of recommendation
  • The candidates should submit the certified Financial Declaration
  • The candidates must be secured a minimum of 79 scores in Internet-based TOEFL, 550 scores in Paper-based TOEFL or secured a score of 6 or higher in IELTS
  • The candidates are required to provide a one-page personal statement describing their goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  • The candidates must have current passport/ visa if they are already studying in U.S
  • The recent college graduates who are having professional work experience lesser than 3 years are required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 

Lasell College Admission Requirements for Graduate Degree Programs

  • The candidates should hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution if they are seeking admission to a master’s degree program or a graduate certificate program at Lasell College
  • The candidates must demonstrate through their academic background and work experience that indicates the ability to succeed in graduate studies
  • The applicants are required to submit the completed online application available at the college website
  • The candidates should submit all the official transcripts of their college-level coursework
  • The official transcripts must be translated into English if necessary
  • The candidates should provide two letters of recommendation
  • The candidates are required to provide a one-page personal statement which emphasizes their future academic or career goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school

Additional Admission Requirements for Graduate Degree Programs

For admissions to Master of Education degree

  • The candidates should submit passing scores on the MTEL Communication & Literacy Reading and the Writing subtests
  • The candidates should have secured a minimum of 2.75 cumulative average in undergraduate coursework

For admissions to Professional Master of Business Administration degree

  • The candidates must demonstrate knowledge of microeconomics and statistics through their previous coursework or by successfully completing introductory economics and statistics courses
  • The candidates must submit a resume that demonstrates a minimum of three years professional work experience
  • The candidates are required to provide a one-page personal statement that emphasizes their career goals and reflects their leadership competencies

For Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science degree

  • The candidates should have completed Bachelor of Arts (B.A) or Bachelor of Science (B.S) in any health-related field from an accredited institution
  • The candidates must have secured a minimum of 2.75 cumulative average in undergraduate coursework
  • The candidates must fulfill the coursework prerequisites of Anatomy and Physiology (8 credits), Kinesiology (3-4 credits) and Statistics (3 credits)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The financial aid programs allow those students who are having financial issues or are unable to bear educational expenses, an opportunity to attend the college and pursue higher education. The financial assistance is offered to the students in various forms, such as loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs.

The students looking to get the financial assistance must fill up the FAFSA form. Lasell College federal school code is 002158.

  • The Federal Aid available is Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loans and many more.

  • State Aid available is Massachusetts State Grant and Gilbert Grant.

  • Institutional Aid available is Presidential Scholarship, Achievement Award, Founders Scholarship, Lasell College Alumni Scholarship, Florence Adams Scholarship and many more.

  • The Military Aid awarded is Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,135 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $1,804 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $4,777 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Enrolled as half-time eligible for a direct loan. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $13,656 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Enrolled as half-time eligible for a direct loan. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $4,777 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Enrolled as half-time eligible for a direct loan. June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies Need of Financial support. U.S. National or Eligible non-resident. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Massachusetts State Grant $2,065 An Undergraduate. Permanent resident of Massachusett. May 1st, 2019
Gilbert Grant $2,065 Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration. Permanent resident of Massachusett May 1st, 2019

Data Source: http://www.lasell.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Lasell College Alumni Scholarship Varies Returning outstanding students. Varies
Florence Adams Scholarship Varies Students from the state of Maine Varies
Presidential Scholarship $20,000 3.5 GPA. Demonstrate academic Achievement. Varies
Founders Scholarship $13,000 3.09 GPA. Demonstrate academic Achievement. Varies
Achievement Award $10,000 2.69 GPA. Demonstrate academic Achievement. Varies

Data Source: http://www.lasell.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $19,844 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: http://www.lasell.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $20,024
$30,001 - $48,000 $20,119
$48,001 - $75,000 $21,154
$75,001 - $110,000 $23,028
Over $110,000 $29,232

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 30% $4,333
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 96% $21,602
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 34% $4,358
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 95% $19,905
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 80% $8,779
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 80% $5,810
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 25,893
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 13 $4,500
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 11 $4,500
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 2 $4,500

Data Source: http://www.lasell.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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