#23 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Student Population
Lesley University overview
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Online lesley.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Lesley University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,049 prospective students applied, and 2,277 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 320 enrolled in the school.  2,369 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,469 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $28,500 plus fees of $375. Lesley University is ranked 520 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Lesley University is rated within the top 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Lesley University overview
SAT 1000/1210
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.02
Applications Accepted
Lesley University overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Lesley University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$375
Room and Board $16,320
Budget for Other Expenses$3,550
Total One Year Cost$50,245

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$38,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Lesley University students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 21%
Visual and Performing Arts 20%
Psychology 20%
English and Literature 6%
Work and Family Studies 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166452 IPEDS survey data for Lesley University.

Current students may use the Lesley University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.