Lesley University

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Lesley University can be found in Cambridge, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 6,600 students enrolled per year at Lesley University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1440 (25th percentile) to 1760 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to Lesley University. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Lesley University average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. 67% of all students that apply are admitted to Lesley University, from which 18% choose to attend.

Overall Lesley University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Lesley University was reported as 67.5% in Fall 2013 with over 2,610 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1440 - 1760
  • ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Lesley University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Lesley University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lesley University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 67.2%
  • 2010-2011: 67.9%
  • 2011-2012: 66.4%
  • 2012-2013: 63.9%
  • 2013-2014: 67.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 66.4%

How Does Lesley University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Lesley University is twenty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Wheelock College73.2%
Berklee College of Music36.2%
Emmanuel College60.5%
Fisher College62.7%
Emerson College48.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lesley University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 600
Math460 - 570
Writing490 - 590
Total Score1440 - 1760
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math18 - 25
Composite Score21 - 26
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