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Lesley University

Cambridge, MA 4-Year Private

About Lesley University

Lesley University is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Cambridge, MA, less than an hour from Boston.

Founded in 1909, Lesley University currently enrolls around 4,510 students a year, including 2,128 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Lesley University

Acceptance rate: 75%

Average GPA: 3.31

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: July 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: January 15

Lesley University Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lesley University is 75 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.31 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Lesley University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 310 students who started at Lesley University as first-time freshman, 159 graduate within four years.

Lesley University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 60 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,371 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lesley University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Lesley University a good school for YOU?

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All applicants should hear back from Lesley University by January 15.

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College Info

29 Everett Street Cambridge, MA 02138-2790

Campus Setting: Urban

Lesley University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lesley University is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lesley University is Continuous processing.

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

Lesley University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


20 to 26


20 and Less


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Lesley University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1190


Math SAT Range

490 - 590


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Lesley University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lesley University is like? There are approximately 4,510 students enrolled at Lesley University, including 2,128 undergraduate students and 2,382 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from MA and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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