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.

Website: www.lesley.edu/

Private
2,208
Undergraduate
Students
(79.0%) 1,744 Women
(21.0%) 464 Men
2,630
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 3,171 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.24
SAT Math
463-628 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
588 average
475-665 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
19-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,080
Tuition and Fees
$28,500
Room and Board
$16,230
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$20,931
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
147
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Cambridge Population
107,289
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lynx
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
7.8% Black/African-American
15.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.2% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students
3.6%
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 1 2
History 1 2
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
29 Everett Street
City, State, Zip
Cambridge, MA 02138-2790
Phone
(617) 349-8800
Fax
(617) 349-8150
E-mail
admissions@lesley.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 3,171 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 2,408 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 763 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
652 (27%) of 2,401 admitted students enrolled
Women
396 (21%) of 1,914 admitted students enrolled
Men
117 (24%) of 487 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.24
3.75 and Above
9%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
463-628 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
58%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
588 average
475-665 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
10%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
19-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
Score of 18 - 23
32%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$46,080
Tuition and Fees
$28,500
Room and Board
$16,230
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
$1,350
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
   

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
341 (89.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
295 (83.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
294 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
35 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$20,931
Need-Based Gift
Received by 294 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,238
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 260 (89.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,828
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 26 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
87 (12.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,347

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,321 (80.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,176 (89.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,175 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
134 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$17,832
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,140 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,073
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,061 (88.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,645
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 134 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
467 (25.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,957

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,000
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Child Development
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Psychology, Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related sciences, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
147
Part-Time Faculty
518
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
19%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Cambridge Population
107,289
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
 

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
43% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
57%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lynx
School Colors
Forest green and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
swimming and diving, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Mostly women
All Undergraduates
2,208
Women
1,744 (79.0%)
Men
464 (21.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,699
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
7.8% Black/African-American
15.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.2% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students.
3.6%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
2,630

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
54.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
60.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Arts and Sciences 18%
Education 12%

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