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Lesley University
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  • 4 Year
  • CAMBRIDGE, MA

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

29 EVERETT ST
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Collegiate Conference
From Lesley University

Lesley University is more than an education. It’s preparation through practice and partnership. Innovation powered by collaboration. It’s where student cohorts become lifelong catalysts, solving for today’s complexities with full hearts and open minds.

Specialized educators. Digital artists. Mental health experts. Business leaders. Each at the forefront of a more compassionate and creative world. It’s all made possible with internships and work-related, robust employer partnerships, and an alumni model of lifelong learning and support.

The cherry on top? It all takes place in our tri-campus, which offers the very best of historic Cambridge in Greater Boston.

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Lesley University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
87%
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$31,928 / 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
$16,316 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 38 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 54 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 54 responses

Majors

New Outcome-Based General Education Program

academic spotlight

Lesley’s new outcome-based general education program will help you develop skills and perspectives to succeed in an increasingly complex global context and to create a more just, humane, and sustainable world. Courses taken for the program may also count for your major or minor.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
52
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
51
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    12%
  • On Campus
    78%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,322 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
435
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Unique
    40%
  • Not like the stereotypical "normal" student
    20%
  • Eccentric
    16%
  • Loser
    8%
  • Charismatic
    4%
  • I am an LCAL so I rarely see students
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 41 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Creative
    34%
  • Scam
    17%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Supportive
    10%
  • Different
    7%
  • Ecclectic
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 16 responses

Lesley University Reviews

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