Lasell University

Newton, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Lasell University is a private institution established in 1851 with suburban setting located at Newton. It is ranked 104 in Regional Universities North in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $26,000. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,247. It practices semester-based academic calendar. About 80 percent of students live on Lasell’s campus in Newton, Massachusetts, in traditional dormitories, suites and Victorian houses. The Lasell University campus is also close to public transportation, making it relatively easy for commuter students to get to school. It’s also easy for commuter students to get involved – the school’s more than 50 student clubs and organizations hold midday meetings during “common hours” on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

#104 in Regional Universities North
Location Newton, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1851
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
1,247 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $36,000
Outstate Tuition Fee $36,000
Room and Board Fees $13,500
$37,126 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


73% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.2 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal
Other Applications Accepted Paper based application

For International Students

71 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
PTE, IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$40,253 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$30,849 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $62,630
79% Students with need received Financial Aid
44.8% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority deadline November 20
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships


Other Scholarships

Lasell College Alumni Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details This award is available to returning upperclass students who apply for the scholarship through the Office of Developement and Alumni Relations. Notice that the scholarship is open for applications is posted on MyLasell at the beginning of the Spring term.
Florence Adams Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Established by former trustee Lydia A. Godsoe '18 in honor of her mother. Preference given to "deserving students from the State of Maine."


1,247 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
73% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
57% Students graduate within 6 years