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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
    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 1,645 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lesley acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 60% of students, Lesley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
About Lesley University...
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
73%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1020-1210
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$31,298/ 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
$11,846/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,645Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
451
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Unique
    32%
  • Not like the stereotypical "normal" student
    18%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Eccentric
    14%
  • Loser
    9%
  • Charismatic
    5%
  • I am an LCAL so I rarely see students
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Creative
    35%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Different
    9%
  • Scam
    9%
  • Supportive
    9%
  • Ecclectic
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    4%

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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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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This is a small and very isolated school. There is not a big social life at all, and the population is very very small. It is not rare to While the small class sizes are nice, there is not much if any diversity at Lesley. The classes are not challenging at Lesley, accommodations can and will be given for any reason at all. This is a great school for art, but for other types of education especially Psychology this is not a challenging and beneficial program. The professors are very kind and can become great mentors, but the courses are simply not difficult enough to cause challenge and greater thinking. I found myself to be very bored and not motivated in the classes. Cambridge is a great location!
Professionally this school is a joke. I'm working full time within the animation industry solely off my own connections and gained the necessary skills to do so from YouTube tutorials. Socially this school is alright. Made lots of friends, and it's a college area so one can easily intermingle with nearby schools and student bodies. There's a lot of one-dimensional political philosophy floating around. Simple utopian ideals grounded in negativity void of practical solution. Preaching to the secular choir. Not recommended.