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Lasell College
Newton, MA
Lasell, founded in 1851, is a private college. Its 50-acre campus is located in Newton, eight miles from Boston.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,788
   Women 1,165 (65.2%)
   Men 623 (34.8%)
Graduate Students 316
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 76% of 3,221 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.00
SAT Math 479 average
430-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 484 average
440-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
19-22 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $51,000
  Tuition and Fees $33,600
  Room and Board $13,900
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $27,698
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 87
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
Newton Population 87,971
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 74% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Lasers
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
9.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.2% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students 6.4% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning 79.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 45.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 10.0%