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Lesley University is a private institution that was founded in 1909. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,568, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 5 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lesley University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 101. Its tuition and fees are $34,500 (2013-14).
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Lesley is an ideal choice for those passionate about bringing constructive
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Lesley University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Lesley University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||63.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||March 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Lesley University is 28:1, and the school has 72.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lesley University include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Psychology; Visual and Performing Arts; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||33%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Lesley University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,568, with a gender distribution of 24.2 percent male students and 75.8 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus. Lesley University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Lesley University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lesley University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lesley University, 2 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lesley University.
|Students who have cars on campus||2%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Lesley University, 71.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,631.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$34,500 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$14,000 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data