Lesley University Overview
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Lesley is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Lesley University Known For?
- Students at Lesley may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
- The 3% student loan default rate at Lesley is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Lesley.
- In 2017-2018, 23% of the faculty were full-time.
Lesley University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lesley.
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Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Lesley has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Lesley University?
Contact details for Lesley are given below.
|Address:||29 Everett St, Cambridge, MA 02138-2790|
How Do I Get Into Lesley?
You can apply to Lesley online at: www.lesley.edu/admissions-aid/how-to-apply
Admission Requirements for Lesley
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Lesley?
Approximately 20% of accepted students are men and 80% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.
Average Test Scores
About 78% of students accepted to Lesley submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 490 and 580.
Can I Afford Lesley University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Lesley, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $10,234 a year. That adds up to $40,936 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Lesley is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Lesley University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,630 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,700 full-time undergraduates at Lesley, 21% are male and 79% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lesley University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||110|
|Hispanic or Latino||245|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Lesley University. At this time, 27 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 45 countries are represented at Lesley. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Japan.
Online Learning at Lesley University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lesley has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 12th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Lesley
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lesley University was 12.5%. This is the #1,176 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Lesley regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Lesley majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||24%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||24%|
|Design & Applied Arts||41%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||17%|
|Visual & Performing Arts||23%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Lesley ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Lesley.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Mathematics & Statistics||#20|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#61|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#87|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#184|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#184|
|Business Administration & Management||#373|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#463|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Lesley University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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