Lesley University

Lesley is an ideal choice for those passionate about bringing constructivechange to the world. With small, inquiry-based classes, and 400-650 hoursof internships and field-experiences that begin freshman year, studentsbenefit from a dynamic and engaging education that prepares them to beleaders in education, the arts, environmental science, human services andmanagement.In addition to a strong emphasis on applied liberal arts and professional art in its two undergraduate colleges, Lesley encourages students to explore educational opportunities throughout the University and beyond, providing significant travel-study opportunities. The university's commitment to activism results in a vibrant campus community that supportsnumerous co-curricular activities on- and off-campus.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1909 N/A Semester $172.7 million + 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 868-9600
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34 100.0 Massachusetts Cambridge 488

Tuition & Expenses

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Room and board $15,750 (2017-18)


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Average need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $12,259
Students who received need-based scholarship or grant aid (freshmen) 76%
Average non-need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $10,034
Average non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $0

Financial Aid

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Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees N/A
Average total indebtedness of 2016 graduating class $23,000
Graduating students who have borrowed (any loan type, 2016) 80%


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Average need-based self-help aid award (freshmen) $5,127
Students who received need-based self-help aid (freshmen) 69%