Private 4 Year

Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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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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Lesley University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a private institution established in 1909, providing academic prominence in fields such as education, fine arts, and the social sciences. Just a short distance from Boston, the university imbues its campus atmosphere with a blend of urban vibrancy and traditional collegiate serenity, housed amidst historic and contemporary architectural styles. Lesley offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, boasting a diverse range of innovative academic offerings that include their well-regarded programs in art therapy and creative writing. Known for a moderately selective admissions process, Lesley aims to maintain an accessible academic environment while fostering intellectual growth. Residential life is an integral part of the Lesley experience, with the university offering on-campus housing options to complement its academic offerings. While Lesley does field athletic teams, known as the Lynx, intercollegiate sports are not a primary focus of the institution's profile.

In the most recent statistical year 3,144 prospective students applied, and 2,711 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 240 enrolled in the school.  1,507 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,899 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $30,514 plus fees of $850.












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Admission Standards

Lesley University overview
GPA 3.31

Applications Accepted

Lesley University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very 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$850
Room and Board $19,138
Budget for Other Expenses$1,350
Total One Year Cost$53,352

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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.

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