Lesley was founded in 1909 as a teacher-training school. While still best known for its teacher education programs, Lesley has maintained a consistent focus on a select group of disciplines which embody its mission: education, human services, management, and the arts. Its schools include: Lesley College (for undergraduates), Art Institute of Boston at Lesley, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, and School of Education. Lesley College has been coeducational since 2005. The five-acre campus is located in Cambridge, close to to Harvard Square.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Women Only
2,128
Undergraduates
490
Men - 23%
1,639
Women - 77%
2,382
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 3,049 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.31
SAT Math
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$49,930
Tuition and Fees
$29,450
Room and Board
$17,630
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$19,036
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,371
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
149
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
33%
10-19
45%
20-29
20%
30-39
2%
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Boston Population
107,289
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lynx
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
5.3%
Black/African-American
9.2%
Hispanic/Latino
16.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
59.5%
Unknown
5.2%
International Students
4.3%
First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported