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Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Undergraduate Admissions on the Doble Campus credit: Daderot
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
1,541 Undergraduates
64% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Mostly Women
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Size: Small
Doctoral
Lesley University
29 Everett St
Cambridge, Massachusetts
02138-2790
(617) 868-9600
www.lesley.edu

Lesley University, a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the top 185 institutions of higher education in the United States. Edith Lesley opened Lesley Normal School at her home in 1909 for the purpose of educating female teachers. In 1944, it was renamed Lesley College. In 1998, it joined forces with the Art Institute of Boston and became Lesley University. Today, the school is co-educational sits on 13 acres of land in an urban setting. There are three campuses in Harvard Square, Cambridge Common and Porter Square. Its motto is “Perissem Ni Perstitissem” or “I Had Perished Had I Not Persisted.” There are classes in fine arts, creative writing and expressive therapies. Notable alumni include author Kitty Dukakis, singer Stan Strickland, politician Althea Garrison, author Barbara Grunes, author Joseph C. Carter, artist Cynthia von Buhler, vocalist Jacob Bannon and singer Park Bom. The school’s colors are green and white, its mascot is the Lynx and its teams are called the Lesley Lynx. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division III's New England Collegiate Conference. Varsity sports offered by Lesley University include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track and volleyball, and women’s cross country, basketball, tennis, volleyball, soccer and softball.

Location

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area. Situated directly north of Boston, across the Charles River, it was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders.Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , two of the world's most prestigious universities, are in Cambridge, as was Radcliffe College, one of the leading colleges for women in the United States until it merged with Harvard on October 1, 1999. According to the 2010 Census, the city's population was 105,162. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
23%

Men

77%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

58%

Live On Campus

161

New Transfer Students

Admissions
64%

Acceptance Rate

16%

Enrollment Yield

960-1160

SAT Range

3,386

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$29,276

Typical Cost

$26,675

Average Tuition

96%

Recieve Financial Aid

95%

Have Loans

$18,500

Median Debt

Academics
12.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Humanities

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

None

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

New England Collegiate Conference

Track & Field Conference:

New England Collegiate Conference

Basketball Division:

3

Track Division:

3

Social
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