Private 4 Year

Lesley University Admission Requirements

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Lesley University

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Lesley University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Lesley University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Lesley University is 84%.  It ranks #56 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Lesley University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,413 out of 2,879 applicants were admitted.

Lesley University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.31. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Lesley University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Lesley University.

Lesley University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
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Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Lesley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
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SAT Scores for Lesley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Lesley University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
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ACT Scores for Lesley University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
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ACT Scores for Lesley University
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ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Lesley University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Lesley University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Lesley University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lesley University was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #41 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Lesley University accepts 84% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

67% of Lesley University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lesley University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 5%
Top 25% of class 28%
Top 50% of class 67%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Lesley University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,188 689 2,879
Accepted 1,888 523 2,413
Acceptance Rate 86% 76% 84%
Enrolled 243 76 320
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 91 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lesley University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lesley University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lesley University Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lesley University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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


Does Lesley University prefer SAT or ACT?

75% of students submit their SAT scores to Lesley University. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lesley University?

84% of those who apply are granted admission to Lesley University. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.