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About Lasell College

Lasell College is a private, nonprofit school in an suburban setting in Newton, Massachusetts. Lasell College was founded in 1851 and now enrolls around 2,022 students a year, including 1,492 undergrads.

Lasell College offers housing for up to 1,325 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Lasell College's endowment was $42.326 million The institution spends around $8,377 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 15 undergraduate students for every full-time Lasell College professor.

2021 Lasell College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Average GPA 3.0
Tuition $40,350

Lasell College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

All regular decision applicants will be notified by March 15.

Early Admission at Lasell College

Lasell College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to Lasell College is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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Lasell College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Lasell College. Lasell College admitted 85% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 2,496 students applied to Lasell College and 2,110 were admitted.

Lasell College Waitlist

Lasell College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Lasell College?

Lasell College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lasell College, applicants must submit the following items.

Lasell College Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements college preparatory program
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Lasell College

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.0 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lasell College.

Is Lasell College Test Optional?

Lasell College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 54% submitted the SAT. 3% submitted the ACT.

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Does Lasell College Have Dorms?

Yes! Lasell College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,325 students.

Lasell College students are active in the school's 19851 Chronicle, Campus Activities Board and Hope for Humanity. River Day/Family and Friends Weekend, Torchlight Parade, and and Spring/Winter Fest Week are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lasell College.

Financial Aid at Lasell College

Lasell College meets 74% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $39,942 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Lasell College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lasell College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lasell College, around 81% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 501 students who started at Lasell College as first-time freshman, 286 graduate within four years.

Around 62% of students who started at Lasell College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Lasell College Grads

Job placement and student debt 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 grads have an average starting salary of $37,245 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $44,856 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lasell College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Lasell College a good school for you?

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Where is Lasell College?

Lasell College is located in the suburban setting of Newton, Massachusetts, less than an hour from Boston.

If you want to see 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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


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Lasell College ACT Scores


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Wondering what life at Lasell College is like? There are approximately 2,022 students enrolled at Lasell College, including 1,492 undergraduate students and 530 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 60% percent are from MA and 40% percent of students are from other states.


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