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
Beautiful Historical Victorian Homes and Many Other Options! Lesley University offers many different styles of living on campus. There are several traditional-style dorms, which are conveniently located on Main Campus next to the dining hall, student center, gym, and many classrooms and computer labs. There are also beautiful Victorian-style houses, some of which are more modern and some have stayed traditional. These are all conveniently located near Main Campus. There is also the Brattle Campus, which is unique and usually referred to as "Hogwarts." These buildings really do resemble the quirky buildings from the Harry Potter movies, and this is also where the library and another dining area are located. There are also suites, which are located near main campus and above several delicious restaurants and a music venue, and the suits are apartment-style living for multiple students. The best part of the suites is that they do not cost more than any other style of dorm. The housing process is referred to as the 'room lottery.' Students are divided into freshman, sophomore, etc. based on their amount of credits. Within these categories, students are assigned a random number and go into the student center when it is their turn. There are floor plans to every room on campus in the student center, and the student gets to choose which one they want when they are called. Higher numbers are given to those with the most credits completed. I have found this process to work well, and have always been happy with my outcome. I have always lived in Victorian style housing. The Lesley community is very friendly, lively, welcoming, accepting and I am proud to belong to it.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 11 2012
This is actually a comment on TRANSFER ADMISSIONS, but obviously they don't have that on the list....
I recently got accepted as a second semester transfer from Salem State University. The transfer admissions counselor is incredibly nice, helpful, and personal. She emphasized from the beginning that it was okay to call for any reason whenever I needed help. So I did. I advise to be as involved as possible with the school during the admissions process, and I also HIGHLY recommend an interview even though it isn't required. I went in for an interview and was so impressed when the transfer counselor actually remembered specifics from my essays and knew almost everything from my application off the top of her head, and later on, when I found out that my high school forgot to send my transcripts on the day that they were due, they were totally relaxed and said no big deal, we'll still take this for the next few weeks. When I got in, the transfer counselor called me personally to tell me, also saying that she was happy because she really wanted me to get in. I'm starting in the spring as a commuter, and I absolutely can't wait to start!
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 10 2012
Ghost Town! The school plans weekend events, but attendance is never incredibly high, (the events are fun though!). Basically, if you aren't drinking in someone's room, or partying in the dorms, you won't be at all, it all basically depends on what you are into.

Lesley tends to turn into a ghost town on the weekends, with a lot of people going home, or who just live off-campus in general.
For underage students, Throwed is a pretty big deal. It's at the Middle East, and basically consists of scantily-clad undergrads doing embarrassing things.
Lesley's location is pretty great for people who like going to concerts, and is close to transportation, so that you can get around to clubs/concert halls easily, (Just remember cab money if you will be out late, the trains don't run all night).
Lesley's library has a TON of passes to a variety of Boston Museums, and they are offered at a discount price to students, which is awesome!
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 8 2012