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Lasell College Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Lasell College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Lasell College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Lasell College was awarded 15 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminology.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Lasell is ranked #911 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 68 colleges in Massachusetts, Lasell is ranked at #54.

See all of the rankings for Lasell College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Lasell?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lasell College is 81%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Lasell is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 66% of students accepted to Lasell submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lasell College  ( 500 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Lasell College  ( 480 to 580 )
Lasell received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Lasell College  ( 19 to 23 )

Learn more about Lasell College admissions.

Lasell College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Lasell College, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lasell College is 35%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  35 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lasell College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 73% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Lasell College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Lasell for first-time, full-time students is 46%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Lasell College.

Average Overall Diversity at Lasell

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,639 undergraduates at Lasell with 1,604 being full-time and 35 being part-time.

Lasell Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Lasell scored 56.48 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  56.48 out of 100
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How Much Does Lasell College Cost?

The overall average net price of Lasell is $26,185. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lasell

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,063 $24,399 $24,105 $24,693 $30,447

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Lasell, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Lasell, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $8,248 a year. That adds up to $32,992 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lasell is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Lasell Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Lasell with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,000 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Lasell College make the most money.

Location of Lasell College

Lasell College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Newton, Massachusetts. Newton is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Lasell College

Contact details for Lasell are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
Phone: 617-243-2000

Lasell College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Lasell College. Of these students, 426 received undergraduate degrees and 182 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 69 $35,900
Health & Physical Education 48 $34,400
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 40 $36,200
Design & Applied Arts 31 $26,400
Criminology 29 $36,800
Marketing 26 NA
General Psychology 25 $34,600
Hospitality Management 23 $35,600
Allied Health Professions 18 NA
Curriculum & Instruction 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Lasell College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Lasell

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 474 students took at least one online class at Lasell College. This is an increase from the 327 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 474 224
2016-2017 327 164
2015-2016 224 152
2014-2015 263 186
2013-2014 255 197

Learn more about online learning at Lasell College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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