#21 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 3,171 prospective students applied, and 2,401 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 378 enrolled in the school.  2,369 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,469 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $27,600 plus fees of $375. Lesley University is ranked 427 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Lesley University is rated within the top 43% 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 940/1290
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.02
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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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 $16,230
Budget for Other Expenses$3,550
Total One Year Cost$49,255

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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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