Lasell College

1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, United States
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Overview of Lasell College

About this school

Lasell, founded in 1851, is a private college. Its 50-acre campus is located in Newton, eight miles from Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,731
    • Men:630 Men (36.4%)
    • Women:1,101 Women (63.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Lasell College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

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
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
2
History
1
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
September 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
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
City, State, Zip
Newton, MA 02466-2709
Phone
(617) 243-2225
Fax
(617) 796-4343
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
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
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 1

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
2 required for all freshmen
Other
College preparatory program required for freshmen
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
81% of 3,466 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 2,168 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 1,298 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
478 (17%) of 2,824 admitted students enrolled
Women
295 (16%) of 1,817 admitted students enrolled
Men
183 (18%) of 1,007 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.90
375 And Above
10%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
20%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
493 average |480-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
17%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
22%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $36,000 (65.57%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,400 (28.05%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (1.82%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,500 (4.55%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Lasell College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 20
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002158
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
365 (89.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
341 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
341 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
43 (12.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$29,059
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 341 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,345
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 315 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,020
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 25 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
51 (12.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,832

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,395 (83.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,303 (93.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,303 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
185 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$28,275
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,302 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,648
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,174 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,156
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 123 (9.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
237 (14.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,954

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$41,455
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

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
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal 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


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


93

Part-Time Faculty


172

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 57% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 65% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

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
204,980
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
219
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Lasell College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


50.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.1%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (40)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Communication
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Business administration, communication, sport management

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (20)


  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Health Communication
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Project Management
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Travel and Tourism

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


87,971

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Boston

Campus Size


53 acres

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Newton
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Newton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


74% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


26%

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
Lasers
School Colors
Columbia blue, navy blue, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Lasell College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, 19851 chronicle, campus activities board, hope for humanity, lasell college drama club, lasell college radio (marathon monday)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,669

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,731
Women
1,101
Men
630

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.2% Asian
  • 7.1% Black/African-American
  • 9.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 73.5% White
  • 4.5% Unknown

International Students


6.5% from 22 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


369

Student Resources

Study resources