C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Lesley University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Collegiate Conference
Address
29 Everett St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1160
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$29,276/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,494/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,407/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,603/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,665/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,153/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,541Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Unique
    40%
  • Not like the stereotypical "normal" student
    27%
  • Eccentric
    20%
  • Charismatic
    7%
  • I am an LCAL so I rarely see students
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
58%
Poll
100%
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 16 responses
Report
  • Creative
    31%
  • Unique
    25%
  • Different
    13%
  • Supportive
    13%
  • Ecclectic
    6%
  • Homey
    6%
  • Lucid
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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I have enjoyed my time at Lesley. It is in such a great area and ensures that you are prepared for whatever career you are pursuing by making it mandatory to take part in multiple internships. This gives you experience as well as allows you to make connections with people already active in your field. As far as things I would like to see change; as a commuter student I wish that there were more spaces for commuters to meet and interact more easily with campus life. Also, the food isn't the best and I know that it is difficult for people who live on campus to find a good variety of food. Other than that, I love the area and the enjoy the vibe of the school and would recommend it to others, especially those who are interested in the education and or art fields!
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This is a very specific environment here. Most students live off campus. Commuter life is not ideal. There is a clear highschool mentality here it is pretty sad. For a school that claims to be "inclusive" that only count if your either a weirdo yourself. If you are looking for any normal college experience this isn't it. Everyone is always competing with each other to see how alternative and out there they are. The mental health at this school is just terrible. Everyone is depressed. There was a poll last semester and they found that 75% of Lesley students were struggling with depression and anxiety. There is no social aspect to this campus, if you are looking to make friends, this isn't the place to do it. Besides the few professors here being its saving grace, waste your money elsewhere or stay home and apply again.
I went to Lesley for an official overnight as an athletic recruit. Everything about the University made me feel right at home. There was lots to do around the campus and it didn't feel too overwhelming. After touring the campus, I went on the T-train to visit the city of Boston. We had a blast!