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

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
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1170
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Lesley University

Cost

Net Price
$30,940/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,761/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,969/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,302/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,471/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,699/ year

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
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
1,476Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
23%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
48%
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

485 reviews
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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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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.
As someone who is passionate about social justice and good academic programs, I love attending Lesley University. It is an adjustment for some people, but I feel as though I'm constantly learning in and outside the classroom. The party scene isn't very big, but living in Cambridge and next to Boston, you don't need a party scene for the school. Fantastic overall.