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Lesley University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Cambridge, MA

Lesley University – Snapshot

Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,952

Average annual cost of attendance: $29,084

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $23,250

Campus Setting: Midsize City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Lesley University Tuition based on Family Income

For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $24,494

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $24,407

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $29,603

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $30,665

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $31,153

The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Lesley University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Lesley University Graduate Success

Graduation rate: 54%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 80%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $38,700

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 59%

Lesley University Admissions

Lesley University Acceptance Rate: 64%

Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 470 to 560

SAT Critical Reading: 490 to 600

SAT Writing: 490 to 590

ACT English: 21 to 26

ACT Math: 19 to 24

ACT Writing: 6 to 8

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Lesley University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Lesley University Student Debt

Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 28%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 67%

Typical student debt: $23,250

Typical monthly loan payment: $247

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Majors at Lesley University

These are the most popular areas of study offered at Lesley University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 2%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 7%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 2%
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services – 1%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 6%
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences – 2%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 8%
  • History – 2%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 14%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 4%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 3%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 2%
  • Psychology – 21%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 2%
  • Social Sciences – 3%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 23%

For more information about the various majors at Lesley University, visit their website.

Lesley University Diversity

Overall Composition at Lesley University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Lesley University full time:  78%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Lesley University part time:  22%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Lesley University:  20%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 4%

Black: 7%

Hispanic: 12%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 4%

Unknown: 6%

White: 64%

Lesley University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools

Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.3

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 13.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.