Lesley University

Women's D3
6 / 10
2,208 Undergrads / 4,838 Students
10 / 10
$33,524 Net Price
3 / 10
75% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    New England (NECC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
51% / 60%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • United States
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Providence Rhode Island Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Barnstable/Yarmouth Massachusetts Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Portland Maine Area
  • Springfield Massachusetts Area
  • Israel
  • Hartford Connecticut Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
Where Grads Work
  • Lesley University
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Harvard University
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Newton Public Schools
  • Clark County School District
  • Urban Teachers
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Somerville Public Schools
  • Verizon
  • Eliot Community Human Services
  • Arbour Counseling Services
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Natick Public Schools
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Business Development
  • Healthcare Services
  • Community and Social Services
  • Arts and Design
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative
  • Information Technology
  • Media and Communication
  • Sales
  • Consulting
  • Support
  • Program and Project Management
  • Marketing
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Test Scores
Critical Reading
490 - 600
490 - 590
980 - 1190
22 - 30
17 - 24
20 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 3,049 756 2,293
% Admitted 75% 63% 78%
% Admits That Enroll 14% 16% 14%
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Visual & Performing Arts (24%)
Psychology (19%)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other (14%)
Liberal Arts & Sciences (14%)
Psychology, General (10%)
Business (9%)
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other (9%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (8%)
Art Therapy/Therapist (7%)
Illustration (6%)
Graphic Design (6%)
Counseling Psychology (5%)
English Language & Literature (5%)
Digital Arts (4%)
Social Sciences (3%)
English Language and Literature, General (3%)
Early Childhood Education and Teaching (3%)
Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$28,875
Books & Supplies$1,500
Cost of Living$16,320
Personal Expenses$3,550
Sticker Price$50,245

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

99% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship99%$13,757
Federal Grants32%$5,357
Pell Grants32%$5,060
Other Federal2%$3,994
State & Local Grants23%$1,745
Institutional Grants98%$11,721
Student Loans86%$10,728
Federal Loans84%$5,293
Other Loans23%$20,834

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $190 Million $39,291

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $23,250.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $15,750 $247

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.8%

Avg. rate for colleges with softball is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,204 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $38,700

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 7.66 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 51% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 3 3
Fondling 15 15
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault 1 1
Burglary 2 2
Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Education
Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, medium, primarily residential

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