Lesley University

29 Everett St, Cambridge, MA

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Lesley University provides a variety of program options for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and operated as a private institution. Enrollment at Lesley University is nearly six thousand per year.

Areas of study available at Lesley University include but are not limited to:

  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. The majority of students accepted to this school have an SAT score in a range of 1420 to 1740, or an ACT score within the range of 21 to 25. 66% of those who apply are admitted to Lesley University, of which 20 percent choose to attend.

Tuition is approximately $34,000 annually, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students may check the school's tuition calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is around $9,000. This school may offer financial aid for students who qualify by way of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Lesley University has several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the website to obtain a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Lesley University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting into Lesley University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading490 - 600
SAT ® Math460 - 570
SAT ® Writing490 - 590
SAT ® Total Score1440 - 1760

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English21 - 27
ACT ® Math18 - 25
ACT ® Writing6 - 8
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 26

Acceptance Rate Table

The chances for admission at Lesley University can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants2,605
Granted Admissions1,758 (67%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled316 (18%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Lesley University is about 5,900. The student body is made up of 33% undergraduate students and 67% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $31,000-$37,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Per unit charges are around $1,400 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$14,446
Receiving Student Loans84%$7,543

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Lesley University may offer services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Lesley University is approximately 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years38%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Art Institute of Boston

  • Art and Design Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 1982)

Campus: Lesley University

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2008)
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2008)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Lesley University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (363)
  • Basketball (363)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Education

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

  • Phone: (617) 349-8800

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (617) 349-8710

School Map

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