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 5,000 students enrolled per year at Lesley University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1000 (25th percentile) to 1210 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 20 (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 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. 75% of all students that apply are admitted to Lesley University, from which 14% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at lesley.edu.

Overall Lesley University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lesley University was reported as 74.7% in Fall 2020 with over 3,050 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

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lesley University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.7%
  • 2017-2018: 72.6%
  • 2018-2019: 75.7%
  • 2019-2020: 74.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 68.1%

How Does Lesley University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lesley University is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Fisher College69.3%
Emmanuel College78.1%
Massachusetts College of Art and Design57.8%
The New England Conservatory of Music36.9%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lesley University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 620
Math490 - 590
Total Score1000 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math17 - 24
Composite Score20 - 26
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