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LESLEY UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS

Cambridge, MassachusettsLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1909Established Year
  4732Enrollment

Lesley University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Lesley University was founded in 1909 as a school to train teachers. Over time it started offering programs in various areas of study like art and design, business management, counseling and psychology, education, expressive therapies, humanities, science and mathematics, and social sciences.

Lesley University offers admissions in Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels of study. It has 4 schools namely Graduate School of Education, College of Art and Design, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1909
Campus SettingUrban
Total Enrollment4,838
Student-Faculty Ratio10:1

Lesley University Rankings

  • Ranked #246 in National Universities by U.S. News and World Report 2020.
  • Ranked #90 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Report 2020.
  • Ranked #51 in Best College Location in America by Niche 2020.
  • Ranked #79 in Most Liberal Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.

Lesley University Campus

lesley university campus

The campus of Lesley University is spread across three interconnected areas namely Doble campus, Brattle campus and Porter campus.

  • More than 30 student-run organizations operate in the university.
  • There are 14 NCAA division III athletic teams in the University that participate in sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track events and volleyball.

Residence Facilities at Lesley University

More than 60% of the undergraduate students live on the University’s campus in Cambridge. The University has 22 residence halls with a capacity to accommodate more than 900 students.

  • Housing options include traditional residence halls, suite-style apartments and Victorian-style housing.
  • Traditional style halls have rooms with shared bathrooms, cooking spaces and relaxing lounges.
  • Suite-style housing provides space for 4-8 students with a private share, large lounge, and kitchen with all facilities.
  • Victorian-style houses have space for 20-40 students with single, double and triple sharing rooms. Halls consist of a central lounge, kitchen and laundry.
  • Each room in the residence hall has common basic amenities that include internet access, single beds, window shades, dresser, wardrobe, closet space, desk and chair.

Programs offered at Lesley University

Lesley University offers programs across 35 undergraduate and 80 graduate areas of study along with professional development and continuing education, threshold programs and online programs.

  • Undergraduates of the University commonly apply for a program in business management, education, design, illustration, photography, psychology, and applied therapies or social sciences.
  • Majority of graduate students enroll for a program in education, clinical mental health counseling, expressive therapies or counseling and psychology.
  • Lectures are given in a small classroom setting with student-faculty ratio of 10:1 and not auditoriums.

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at the university can follow the below-mentioned application details:

Application Portal: Students can apply via the Common Application portal.

Application Deadline: For undergraduate admissions, the application deadline is December 1 and for graduate admissions, the application deadline is rolling.

Basic Admission Requirements:

  • High school GPA – 3.1 on 4.0
  • English proficiency test scores – International students whose native language is not English must take English proficiency tests and send their score to the university. The minimum requirements of these test scores are:
ExamUndergraduate/ Graduate
TOEFL - IBT80
IELTS6.5

Required Documents:

  • Recommendation letter
  • Scores of Exams to study in the USA
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Original Transcripts of the last attended institution

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study at the university is mentioned below:

Undergraduate students

ExpenseEstimated Cost
Tuition14,250 USD
Room and Board8740 USD
Fees125 USD
Student Health Insurance2798 USD

Graduate students

ExpenseEstimated Cost
Tuition650 - 1160 USD/credit hour
Graduate Fees2000 USD approx.
Student Health Insurance5781 USD

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

Lesley University has options for scholarships, grants, student employment and loans for helping students financially.

96% of the new undergraduate students received financial aid. Scholarships are offered to study in the USA. Grants are also offered for international students are given in the table below:

Name of ScholarshipEligibility CriteriaAmount awarded
Lesley Merit ScholarshipApplicant’s capability and academic recordsVariable
Urban Scholars InitiativeOn basis of financial aid50% off tuition fee
Graduate Merit ScholarshipsApplicants of counseling and psychology master’s12000 USD

Alumni Network

Lesley alumni members enjoy several benefits using an alumni ID card. These include 10% alumni discount on tuition fee of any on-campus courses, use career resources, Lesley’s Sherrill Library access, use fitness center, discount on purchases from Lesley University bookstore, opportunity to attend alumni events, savings on insurance taken from Liberty Mutual and Embrace Pet Insurance, discount on renting cars, cell phones, hotels, computer accessories etc.

Notable alumni of the University include: Shantel Hansen – filmmaker; Caroline Maguire – Parenting expert and ADHD coach; Kate Castelli – Chairperson of illustration and design; Craig Martin – Principal of the South Boston elementary school and many others.

Placements

95% of the graduates of bachelor’s degree 2018 batch were either employed or continued education. 94% of the Master’s program graduates of 2018 were either placed on jobs or they enrolled for further education.

Lesley University has an advantage of its location in Boston in terms of career for students. Boston is the no. 1 startup hub in the U.S. which provides immense internship opportunities for students.

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Lesley University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population6980
FAFSA Code002160
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$34,800 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score111510201210 78%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580530630-
Mathematics535490580-
ACTCheck Detailed Score242027 16%
English252128-
Mathematics211824-

Lesley University Acceptance Rate

72.6%

Acceptance Rate

3165

Total Applicants

6980

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

17.3%

Male

82.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program72.6%
Total Applicants3573
Total Enrolled2594
Graduate
Graduate Programs72.6%
Total Applicants6041
Total Enrolled4386

Lesley University Enrollment

Enrollment
Lesley University Enrollment6980
Undergraduate Enrollment2594
Graduate Enrollment4386
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate53.9%

Attendance Cost

$34,800

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$28,500 / Year
Post Graduate Program$34,800 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,500 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$15,750 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,550 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$6,725 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,000 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,715 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$5,190 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1041831547264-
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    College rating

    based on 2 students ratings

    7.8/10

    8/10academic
    7/10infrastructure
    9.5/10placements
    8.5/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    6.5/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Kayla mckeon, UNITED STATES Psychology
    Lesley University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    7.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    COLLEGE FOR OPPORTUNITY

    I chose this college because it has both more traditional majors as well as a section of the school specifically devoted to a variety of arts. This allowed me to feel comfortable going into this school without a set major before my freshman year.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course curriculums are well picked as they all work to expand learning in one's particular field. They help us connect with internships and employment options in our desired field as well which has made me feel more confident with the major chose. The gen ed classes are also beneficial.

    8 /10
    academic
    7 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    6 /10
    accomodation/food
    10 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
    29, Apr 2019 read more
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    Rosie lape, USA Expressive arts therapy
    Lesley University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    7.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    ABOUT LESLEY UNIVERSITY

    Lesley is one of the few colleges that offers my major and is small. It is also located in the greater Boston area which means there are always things to do. Lesley is also cost-effective, it costs me as much to attend their private 4-year program than it would've for me to pursue another major at a state school.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Lesley Maybe a little unorganized but the course offerings are great. The professors care about getting to know their students and want them to succeed. Lesley also has a great internship office with many opportunities.

    8 /10
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    10 /10
    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
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