LESLEY UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS - ADMISSION

Cambridge, MassachusettsLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1909Established Year
  4732Enrollment

Lesley University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Sugandhi Sood

Lesley University Admissions are selective with an acceptance rate 73% (Fall 2017). The university’s total undergraduate enrollement in 2017 was 2,381. Students offered admission in undergraduate programmes for Fall 2017 have an academic cumulative GPA of 3.4 based on a 4.0 scale and the average ACT composite was 24; the average SAT composite was 1121 on the new SAT scale.

Highlights

Application portalUG: common application
PG: online application form
Application feeN/A
SAT Range1020-1210
ACT Range20-27
Acceptance rate73%
Merit Scholarships Available

Lesley University Deadlines

For graduate programmes some courses have rolling deadlines and other courses have varying deadlines. Students applying for Undergraduate programmes have 2 options to apply for a course.

Undergraduate
Early action 1st December
Regular action 15th February 

Lesley University International Admissions

Documents required:

  • Official transcript and translation of transcript, if it’s not written in English.
  • 1 Teacher recommendation
  • One counsellor recommendation / Secondary School Report
  • SAT/ACT is optional for international applicants
  • Admitted students who intend to enrol must submit a certification of finances from a bank stating that sufficient funds are available to cover the cost of a Lesley education.

English Language Requirement:

Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency through one of these options:

TestsMinimum scores
TOEFL iBT80
TOEFL PBT550
TOEFL CBT213
IELTS6.5

Lesley University Undergraduate Admissions

Lesley University offers undergraduate admissions for 2 colleges. Students may apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College of Art and Design.

Application portal: Applicants can apply through common application

Application fee:N/A

Documents required:

  • Official transcript
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Students have to take the following high school coursework:
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of math, including Algebra II
    • 3 years of science, including 2 or more lab courses
    • 3 years of history/social sciences, including U.S. History

Lesley University strongly recommends applicant to take fourth year of math, science, and social science, and at least 2 years of a foreign language.

  • English proficiency test is required for international students.
coursesAcademic requirementEnglish language proficiency
BFAGPA:3.1TOEFL (IBT):80
IELTS:6.5
BA, BS OR BWAGPA:3.1 TOEFL (IBT):80
IELTS:6.5 
  • The SAT or ACT is required for U.S. students applying to a program in our College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. These tests are optional for all international students and for students applying to a program in our College of Art & Design.
  • Students applying to the College of Art and Design must also submit a digital portfolio of 12-20 pieces.

Lesley University Graduate Admissions

Lesley University have 2 schools for graduate programmes and the schools are: Graduate School of Arts and Social Science and Graduate School of Education.

Each school offers masters, Ph.D. and Certificate programmes. Graduate programs offered at Lesley University have the following modes: on campus, off campus, online, teacher’s residency and low residency.

Application portal: Online

Application fee: Nil

Application deadlines:

ProgramDegreeLocationDeadline
CounselingMaster'sOn CampusFall: 1st may
Spring: 1st November
Management Master's Online Rolling deadlines all year
Visual artsMFA Low ResidencySpring:15th October
Summer:1st march 
Creative writingMFA Low ResidencySpring:1st november
Summer:15th march

Note: For visual arts and creative writing university offers rolling admission only if space permits.

Documents required:

  • Official transcript
  • Foreign Academic Credentials Evaluation (required for international students)
  • 2 Letter of Recommendation
  • MAT score is required only in Masters of Counseling
  • Written Personal Statement in 2-3 pages
  • English proficiency test is required only for international students.
  • Interview

Additional requirement:

  • Students applying for Masters in Counselling Psychology have to attend programme meeting,
  • Students applying for MFA in Creative Writing have to submit writing sample,
  • Students applying for MFA in Visual Arts have to submit current resume and portfolio and
  • Students applying for MS in Management programme have to submit current resume.

University’s International Student Services (ISS) Office will help applicants to apply for visa. Admission decisions are sent out 2-3 weeks after sending application and the required documents. In a low-residency program, applicants have to come U.S. for 7–10 days, and then complete their work from home between semesters.

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