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Colleges / Lasell University

Lasell University

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

Lasell College Admissions

Check in with Lasell College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who submit their applications to Lasell College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 15.

Lasell College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Lasell College's admissions stats.

Lasell College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 3%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Lasell College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lasell College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 ––

Considering Applying Early to Lasell College?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15.

Lasell College accepts about 99% of early action applicants and 85% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Lasell College admitted 1,63 of the 1,76 who applied early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Lasell College Admissions

Is Lasell College Difficult To Get Into?

Getting into Lasell College is moderately difficult. Lasell College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Lasell College accepted 85% of all applicants, around 2,169 of the 2,550 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Lasell College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Lasell College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Lasell College

Lasell College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Lasell College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Lasell College

What does Lasell College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Lasell College for more information on admission factors.

Lasell College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Lasell College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Lasell College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lasell College?

Students admitted to Lasell College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 26% submitted a class rank. At Lasell College 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Lasell College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9.6%
3.75 and 3.99 9.2%
3.50 and 3.74 11.9%
3.25 and 3.49 12.5%
3.00 and 3.24 15.8%
2.50 and 2.9 18.9%
2.00 and 2.49 18.5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Lasell College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lasell College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 3% of Lasell College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lasell College?

To be competitive with other Lasell College applicants, you should strive to score between 1105 and 1325 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lasell College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1325 and 25% of scored lower than 1105, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lasell College students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lasell College students scored 705 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Lasell College?

To be most competitive at Lasell College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 28.5 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28.5 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lasell College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28.5, and three out of four students scored lower than 28.5 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lasell College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Lasell College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Lasell College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Lasell College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Lasell College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lasell College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lasell College.

Does Lasell College accept transfer credits?

✅ Lasell College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lasell College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Lasell College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Lasell College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lasell College?

❌ No, Lasell College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Lasell College's acceptance rate?

✅ Lasell College's acceptance rate is 85%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lasell College?

❌ Lasell College does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Lasell College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Lasell College was 99% in 2021.

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Lasell College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Lasell College? Lasell College is a somewhat selective institution. The Lasell College acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1105 - 1325


Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

570 - 705

Lasell College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lasell College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.12. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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

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