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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: lesley.edu/

Private
2,128
Undergraduate
Students
(77.0%) 1,639 Women
(23.0%) 489 Men
2,382
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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 2019 Graduates
$22,371
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
149
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
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.3% Asian
9.2% Black/African-American
16.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.5% White
5.2% Unknown
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
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