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Lasell University

Newton, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About Lasell College

Lasell College Overview

Lasell College is a private, nonprofit school in the suburban setting of Newton, Massachusetts. Lasell College was founded in 1851 and enrolls around 1,750 students per year year, which includes 1,301 undergraduate students. Lasell College offers on-campus housing for up to 1,325 students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by March 15.

Student Activities at Lasell College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Lasell College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Lasell College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Lasell College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Lasell College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Lasell College on the Student Life page.

2022 Lasell College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 99%
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 99%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 3%
Tuition $40,980
Percent of Need Met 73%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $34,147

Is Lasell College a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer look at what Lasell College offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

Lasell College Acceptance Rate 2022

Lasell College is moderately difficult to get into. Lasell College admitted 85% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,550 students applied to Lasell College and 2,169 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lasell College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 72% of students who start at Lasell College return the next year. Lasell Collegehas a six year graduation rate of 67 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Lasell College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 75% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Lasell College grads have an average starting salary of $37,245 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Lasell College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Lasell College's endowment was valued at $49 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Lasell College spends about $7,439 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Lasell College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Lasell College meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Lasell College full-time are awarded $34,147 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $55,914 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Lasell College.

Based on this information, is Lasell College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Lasell College a good school for you?

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Where is Lasell College Located?

Lasell College is located in the suburban setting of Newton, Massachusetts, in the suburbs of Boston.

If you are interested in seeing Lasell College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 95/128 and 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Newton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lasell College and Newton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1844 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, MA 02466-2709

Campus Setting: Suburban

Lasell College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lasell College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lasell College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lasell College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

24 to 29

Avg

24 and Less

Low

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Lasell College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1105 - 1325

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Math SAT Range

510 - 620

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 705

Lasell College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$60,130

In State

$60,130

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$40,980
$40,980
Fees
$1,650
$1,650
Housing
$16,500
$16,500
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Lasell College is like? There are approximately 1,750 students enrolled at Lasell College, including 1,301 undergraduate students and 449 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 60% percent are from MA and 40% percent of students are from other states.

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

60%

In State

40%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,750

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$42,630

Out-of-State

$42,630

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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