Lesley University

473 reviews
  1. Cambridge, MA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Lesley University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Collegiate Conference
Address
29 Everett St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Website

Lesley University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$32,501/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,506/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,547/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,752/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,832/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,751/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,383Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Unique
    42%
  • Not like the stereotypical "normal" student
    33%
  • Charismatic
    8%
  • Eccentric
    8%
  • I am an LCAL so I rarely see students
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Unique
    31%
  • Creative
    15%
  • Different
    15%
  • Supportive
    15%
  • Ecclectic
    8%
  • Homey
    8%
  • Lucid
    8%

After Lesley University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

473 reviews
  • Excellent
    63
  • Very Good
    144
  • Average
    198
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    24
Lesley has been the best fit for me. They are very supportive, accommodating my chronic illness and learning disability. The classes have been excellent, the professors very approachable and helpful. My one complaint would be on the administrative side. I think some of their policies (i.e. housing lottery, etc.) could be more organized and less stressful. Also, although they have decreased their tuition, they give less financial aid than some other universities.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
At Lesley University's College of Art and Design, or LUCAD, the days are full of creative collaboration and a plethora of chances to grow and learn so much about my interests of my major. As an illustrator, it is very important to me to be able to gain constructive critique.I have found that the last two years have been very well rounded in both the education and campus life. Through this my favorite experience by far, would have to be the foundation year trip to the New York City museums. It is little things like the latter that help make my school unique. It also is unique in the majors that it offers and the cross cultured classes that a student can take. If I had to choose whether or not to go to LUCAD again I would definitely choose to go back, due to the many factors that make it great.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
Living on campus was very nice, My freshman year i lived in a co-ed dorm hall and I had a great social group within the fellow hall residents at the time. Through the people I met, I have made some of the best friend ill ever have. The dorm hall activities were very fun as well. There are really no amenities to the dorms another than the common spaces, which is very big depending on the dorm hall or house. The worst part about living on campus is the rooming situation, which is at random unless you have a person to room with, and the selection process. The selection process is probably the most stressful thing, seeing as it is on the same day as class registration during the week. It takes a long time and the system is a fair, but is flawed.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago