Skip to Main Content
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Lasell is a private university located in Newton, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,669 undergraduate students. The Lasell acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Communications, Fashion and Apparel Merchandising, and Sport and Fitness Management. Graduating 54% of students, Lasell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
Website

Lasell University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1160
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • 200-Point SAT & 4-Point ACT Score Improvement Guarantees
  • Save $200 When You Enroll Online

Cost

Net Price
$28,441/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,578/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,669Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
62
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Half Fashionista, Half Sporty
    44%
  • Normal
    31%
  • Liberal arts and fashion
    19%
  • Fashionista
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Community
    79%
  • Quaint
    14%
  • Boring
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Colleges like Lasell University
More

Lasell University Reviews

473 reviews
All Categories
Transferring to Lasell my sophomore year I was a bit skeptical, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it as much as I liked my previous school. I was also super nervous about having to start over but I was worried for nothing. I fit in no problem and made friends easily. Everyone at the school is super friendly, welcoming and accepting. It's a great environment and has great people to be around. I'm involved in a sports team and have various jobs on the campus. I like Lasell so much I wanted to be more involved in the opportunities that the school offers. This school is great for anyone! Just come see for yourself.
Start Your Review of Lasell University
Rate It!
I've been at Lasell College now for almost four years and I have nothing but good reviews about this school. I am a Communications major with a minor in Graphic Design and I feel like my professors really prepared me for the real working world. This college requires internships and through that everyone is able to work in their fields of study outside of the class room which is an amazing experience! The campus is adorably hidden in a quiet neighborhood and just eight miles out of Boston so you get the best of both worlds. The people I have met here will definitely be life long friends also. Having a smaller campus is great for making real personal connections that you can later use in life. The dining hall is always making sure that there is something to eat for everyone, whether you are a meat eater, vegan, gluten free, or have allergies. Overall, this college has given me some wonderful memories these past few years and I will be proud to graduate as a Laser!
As a graduate student at Lasell, I can say this college deserves 5 stars in terms of quality of education, campus beauty, class ratio and good professors. I heard from other students living on campus that the dorms are very nice and well maintained! Being 8 miles away from Boston is the best! No need to worry about traffic, parking and the city stress. I definitely recommend it to anyone!