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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: 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
Rolling

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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