Lesley University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Massachusetts


Founded in 1909, Lesley University is a private university with several campuses in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts. The main campus is adjacent to Harvard University. The university has more of a graduate than undergraduate focus, and master's programs in various education, mental health and art fields are quite popular (Lesley is the parent institution of the Art Institute of Boston located in Kenmore Square). Undergraduates can benefit from Lesley's interdisciplinary approach to learning that merges the liberal arts and sciences with hands-on professional training. On the athletic front, the Lesley Lynx compete in the NCAA Division III New England Collegiate Conference. The university fields six men's and six women's Division III sports.

Most Popular Majors

Art, Art Therapy, Business Management, Psychology, Self-Designed Major

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6690
Total Grad Students: 4852
Undergraduate Students: 1838
Faculty: 151

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 44:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 24%
Percent Female: 76%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

29 Everett St
Cambridge Massachusetts 2138


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 25
English 20 26
Math 17 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 480 590
Math 460 570
Writing 480 580

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 66%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -66%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 700

Other Expenses: 2590

Room and Board: 13250

Tuition and Fees: 30545

Total Cost: 47085

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7644

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 86%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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