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Lesley University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Lesley University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.6%
Admission Difficulty for Lesley University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Lesley University and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,298 out of 3,165 applicants were admitted making Lesley University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. Lesley University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Lesley University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1100-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Lesley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for Lesley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1190

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lesley University?

Lesley University typically requires applicants to be in the top 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lesley University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >82%
1190 to 1280 Avg + 73%-82%
1100 to 1190 Avg - 61%-73%
1010 to 1100 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 1010 Low <48%
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Lesley University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
16%
ACT Scores for Lesley University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Lesley University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lesley University?

Admission data indicates that Lesley University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lesley University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lesley University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >83%
23 to 27 Avg + 73%-83%
20 to 23 Avg - 63%-73%
17 to 20 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 17 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.02
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Lesley University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lesley University was 3.02 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lesley University accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lesley University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 5% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Good
3.00 to 3.25 23% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 30% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 12% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

82% 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 15%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 82%
Bottom 50% of class 18%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Lesley University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,414 751 3,165
Accepted 1,834 464 2,298
Acceptance Rate 76% 62% 73%
Enrolled 306 77 383
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 17% 17%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lesley University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Lesley University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

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.