Lesley University

480 reviews
  1. Cambridge, MA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 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 8 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Not like the stereotypical "normal" student
    38%
  • Charismatic
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Different
    13%
  • Ecclectic
    13%
  • Homey
    13%
  • Lucid
    13%

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%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

480 reviews
  • Excellent
    61
  • Very Good
    144
  • Average
    197
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    24
I would like to see greater diversity and greater acceptance for commuter students among residents. I did not like the fact that I had to basically hunt down other commuter students and the fact that I was outcasted by the resident students.
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago
I returned to school after a 31 year hiatus. As a 51 year old woman I felt like a fish out of water. The faculty have been extremely embracing and supportive. I am adjusting to the new methodologies of teaching and technology that was not available when I was a traditional student. I am a sieve and Lesley University affords adult learners the ability to tap into unchartered waters. This enable us to apply our life experiences toward augmenting our current professions or create new ones.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
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
  • 5 months ago