Lasell University Admissions

Lasell University Admissions

Lasell University Admissions Overview

Lasell University admits about three-quarters of those who apply, making it fairly accessible to students with good grades and test scores. Prospective students need to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT, an application, a personal essay, letters of recommendation, and a resume of extracurricular activities. Students also need to schedule a campus visit and admissions interview as part of the application process. Students can fill out an application online, through the school's website, or though the Common Application.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • Lasell College Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 440 / 530
    • SAT Math: 430 / 530
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 19 / 22
    • ACT English: - / -
    • ACT Math: - / -

Lasell University Description

Lasell University is a private liberal arts college located in Newton, Massachusetts. Founded in 1851, it is one of the older institutions of higher learning in the Boston area. The 50-acre suburban campus is just eight miles west of Boston and a short train ride from many of the city's famous sights and attractions. The university has a student faculty ratio of 13 to 1, and 100% of classes have fewer than 30 students. Lasell offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, the most popular including fashion and retail merchandising, communication, sport management and fashion design and production. Within the university's graduate school, there are four master's degree programs in education, communication, management and sport management and several graduate certificate programs. Students are active on campus, with opportunities to participate in nearly 40 clubs and organizations and a variety of student leadership programs. The Lasell Lasers compete in the NCAA Division II Eastern College Athletic Conference. Popular sports include soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,064 (1,788 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,600
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,900
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $51,000

Lasell University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,602
    • Loans: $8,779

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Communication, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Sport Management

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 42%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 46%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Field Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics