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Lesley University Admission Requirements

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Your chances of getting into Lesley University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Lesley University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lesley University is 87%.  Its admission rate is the 57th lowest in Massachusetts.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Lesley University and can you get accepted?

Lesley University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,558 out of the 2,942 who applied 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. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Check if you have the grades and scores to get into Lesley University and calculate your admission chance.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Lesley University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.31 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

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 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Lesley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Lesley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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Lesley University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Lesley University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Lesley University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Lesley University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Lesley University?

You are required to have 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. This indicates that primarily B+ average high school students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #42 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 87% of all applicants.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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 2,162 780 2,942
Accepted 1,947 611 2,558
Acceptance Rate 90% 78% 87%
Enrolled 215 65 280
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 11% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Mar 1, 2023

Days left to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were 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

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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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.


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?

87% 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.