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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 Psychology. Graduating 54% of students, Lasell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference

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

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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 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 20 responses
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  • Half Fashionista, Half Sporty
    35%
  • Normal
    25%
  • Liberal arts and fashion
    15%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Fashionista
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Community
    78%
  • Boring
    11%
  • Quaint
    11%

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
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My daughter went to Lasell and was able to get a full time job 4 months after graduation. The few times that I was able to visit the campus it was always very clean, friendly, and great food! We even went 10min away to a downtown area that had great food/bars. She said that she loved her whole experience and I was so comfortable having her there. The campus police were so nice and frequently around to help in any way possible. IF there was ever danger, an email would be sent out to the students and parents. I always felt in the loop. If I had more kids I would definitely send them to Lasell because my child got a great education and also made some amazing connections.
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It is a small campus, really easy to get to know each others! The student here is really nice! They all super friendly and love to do thing. You always can find thing to do during the weekend because they have a lot of activity to do. Food in here is OK, at least they made their own pizza dough that is a highlight. Fried rice is great! Sometime they will have different event, such as Oscar night, Chinese New Year celebration and international culture week. A lot of different thing when the student to experience different culture and different event on campus.
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.