B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  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

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
71%
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Lesley University

Cost

Net Price
$32,501/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,506/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,547/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,752/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,832/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,751/ year

Academics

Professors
B
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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,383Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Unique
    42%
  • Not like the stereotypical "normal" student
    33%
  • Charismatic
    8%
  • Eccentric
    8%
  • I am an LCAL so I rarely see students
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
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After Lesley University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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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It's small. Personally, I thought as a quiet student I would enjoy the closeness of the community and sometimes I do but I tend to not. The students are very liberal, and if youre a LUCAD student, art is typically all about current events. Sometimes I feel that as a Lesey art student, I'm missing out compared to art schools that are majority art. The local area is fantastic, it's right on Mass Ave near all the local shops and close to two T-line stops to lead you right into Boston. The food is pretty good, and have a variety for those who are vegetarians. Dorms are nice too, esp since some are victorian houses that they renovated.
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I'm currently a student at Lesley University and from my personal experience the programs are amazing. Overall the professors are understanding and the classes really help you succeed in your field. BUT the services here are absolutely AWFUL. Residence life did a terrible job pairing me with a roommate and when there was an emergency and I needed to get a new room they took forever plus they are impossible to get a hold of and NEVER answer their emails. As for health services and disability they are just as bad if not WORSE.Appointments take forever to schedule and you could be sick for weeks before getting the actual help you need. The food here is not the best and the White Hall Dormitory is absolute hell for anyone who enjoys thing clean or quiet. I WOULD NOT recommend going to this school unless you're a commuter.
Great for education majors, but questionable for art students. There aren't many art majors, but they have the basics. Great diversity, very safe for everyone. There is no party scene, you have to go to another school for that, like visit Harvard or BU or any other school in the area. It's nice that some of the residence halls are houses, or you can choose to live in an actual dorm.