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Lesley University
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  • 4 Year
  • CAMBRIDGE, MA

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Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  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 — located in Cambridge, one of the most dynamic learning environments in the country — uniquely focuses on the human arts, with programs that live at the intersection of education, counseling, and the visual arts.

Lesley’s students study across four schools and colleges — a professionally-focused liberal arts college, an independent college of art and design, a graduate school of education, and a graduate school of social sciences—as well as in the Threshold Program, a residential program for students with a variety of learning differences.

We educate the people—the teachers, counselors, therapists, social workers, artists, policy makers, writers, and business leaders—who practice these arts, and act as catalysts for a more connected and just world.

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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
75%
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,524 / 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
$13,757 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 49 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 49 responses

Majors

Game Design & Immersive Technologies

You're a gamer. An artist. Or perhaps music is your thing. The worlds of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality(VR)-where players are the center of the actions-fascinate you. So if you want to turn your creativity, talent for technology, and love of video games into an exciting career, look no further than Lesley's BFA major in Game Design & Immersive Technologies.

Online

Online Programs Offered
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,599 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
529
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Unique
    40%
  • Not like the stereotypical "normal" student
    20%
  • Eccentric
    15%
  • Loser
    10%
  • Charismatic
    5%
  • I am an LCAL so I rarely see students
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 36 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Creative
    38%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Different
    8%
  • Scam
    8%
  • Supportive
    8%
  • Ecclectic
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    4%

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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

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