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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Lesley is a private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,700 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lesley acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Psychology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Rehabilitation and Therapy. Graduating 61% of students, Lesley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
29 Everett St
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Collegiate Conference

Lesley University Rankings

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

Lesley Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1290
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$32,225/ 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
$13,229/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
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
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,700Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
508
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Unique
    42%
  • Not like the stereotypical "normal" student
    21%
  • Eccentric
    16%
  • Loser
    11%
  • Charismatic
    5%
  • I am an LCAL so I rarely see students
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
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%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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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Lesley University Reviews

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My school is the perfect fit for me. I am currently studying fine arts and I couldn't be happier. My classes are great, my professors really care about their students, and resident life is amazing. The people in my dorm are like my family and we spend every dinner at our newly renovated dinning hall! The food is always changing and there is always a good selection to choose from. Getting to and from class is a breeze as well. Highly recommend!
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Lesley is a relatively small University placed in the heart of Cambridge. For its small community, students are encouraged to create relationship within each other and the faculty and diversity becomes a reason to come together. Its location also makes it easier for students to take advantage of the stores and places around. There is easy access to the T and once you build a group of friends, discovering the city becomes an activity to look forward to.
At Lesley, students are heard and encouraged to speak up for themselves, so that when they go to the real world, their voices and willingness to work are appreciated.
So many faculty members genuinely care about their students and subjects. I've always felt supported and like those around me really care about whether or not I'm in a good place to learn and do my best. The location is lovely, and it's a gorgeous campus. Lesley hosts a lot of cool and interesting things, like their very own comic book convention. The campus is small enough that it's easy to stay connected. Of course, Lesley has its issues, too. Financial aid is difficult, and the split in funding between the art school and the liberal arts college creates tension. I feel like they don't offer as many classes as I was promised, so I'm not really getting the experience that I want.