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Lesley University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1909
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,351
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $51,709,947
Admissions Address

29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Website

http://www.lesley.edu

Admissions E-mail

lcadmissions@lesley.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Deb Kocar
Admissions office telephone: (617) 349-8800
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.lesley.edu/lc/applying.html Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 1 2
History 1 2
Academic electives 4 0
Total academic units 18 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: March 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 40%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 40%
Total applicants: 2,687
Total acceptances: 1,088
Total freshman enrollment: 307
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 774
Male acceptances: 251
Male freshman enrollment: 85
 
Female applicants: 1,913
Female acceptances: 837
Female freshman enrollment: 222
Out-of-state freshmen: 69%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 36
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 13
Students enrolled from waiting list: 9

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 41%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 598
Math: 450 – 550
Combined: 930 – 1148

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 1.0%
600-699 22.0% 10.0%
500-599 42.0% 37.0%
400-499 28.0% 44.0%
300-399 5.0% 8.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 6%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 25
Math: 17 – 24
Composite: 19 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
24-29 47.0% 37.0% 26.0%
18-23 42.0% 58.0% 47.0%
12-17 11.0% 5.0% 27.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

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