Lesley University

29 Everett St, Cambridge, United States
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Overview of Lesley University

About this school

Lesley was founded in 1909 as a teacher-training school. While still best known for its teacher education programs, Lesley has maintained a consistent focus on a select group of disciplines which embody its mission: education, human services, management, and the arts. Its schools include: Lesley College (for undergraduates), Art Institute of Boston at Lesley, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, and School of Education. Lesley College has been coeducational since 2005. The five-acre campus is located in Cambridge, close to to Harvard Square.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,096
    • Men:473 (22.6%)
    • Women:1,623 (77.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
2
History
1
2
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
29 Everett Street
City, State, Zip
Cambridge, MA  02138-2790
Phone
(617) 349-8800
Fax
(617) 349-8150
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 23

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 3,165 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 2,414 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 751 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
652 (28%) of 2,298 admitted students enrolled
Women
515 (28%) of 1,834 admitted students enrolled
Men
137 (30%) of 464 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
9%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
490-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
19%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
48%
• Score 18 - 23
39%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $27,600 (61.08897742363878%)
  • Room & Board: - $16,230 (35.92297476759628%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,350 (2.9880478087649402%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lesley University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002160
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
338 (89.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
283 (83.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
283 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
26 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$19,144
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 283 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,222
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 254 (89.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,108
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 19 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
49 (12.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,896

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,319 (80.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,145 (86.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,144 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
74 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$17,580
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,113 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,324
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,013 (88.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,763
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 74 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
421 (25.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,209

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,000
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


145

Part-Time Faculty


458

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


21%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lesley University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


49.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


56.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


60.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (21)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Child Development
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Psychology, Visual and performing arts, Liberal arts/general studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (35)


  • Adult Education
  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Education
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Distance Education Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Health Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Photography
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Sustainable Development
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


107,289

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
7 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


43% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


57%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lynx
School Colors
Forest green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
swimming and diving, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lesley University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Mostly women

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,653

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,096
Women
1,623
Men
473

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.8% Asian
  • 8.0% Black/African-American
  • 12.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 64.8% White
  • 5.2% Unknown

International Students


2.9%

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


2,636

Student Resources

Study resources