Lasell College

Lasell College

Lasell College is a private college situated in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. The College was established by Edward Lasell as the Auburndale Female Seminary in 1851. Lasell College campus is set on a 50-acre campus. Master's and bachelor's degrees are offered at the College and this includes over 25 undergraduate majors. Some of the areas of study include fashion, communications, management, athletic training, humanities, sciences, and criminal justice.

Athletics are an integral part of Lasell College student life. Lasell College athletic teams are nicknamed as the Lasers. The College is a member of the NCAA Division III, the Pilgrim League, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, and the Northeast Collegiate Volleyball Association. The College is an associate member of the North Atlantic Conference. Students can participate in sports including baseball, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, hockey, soccer and softball.

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Contacting Lasell

Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave
Newton , MA 02466-2716
General Phone: (617) 243-2000

Lasell Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management126business management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, management science, marketing, fashion merchandising
Design41fashion design, graphic design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy31sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement16criminology
Media16communication studies
Liberal Arts15English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, sociology, history
Hospitality12hospitality administration
Therapy and Counseling11psychology
Education and Teaching11elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Family and Social Work6human services
Law5legal professions
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Lasell in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26926
Master's degree231

Lasell Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lasell had a total enrollment of 1,403 students (1,367 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 45%
20-21 34%
22-24 12%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York10%
New Hampshire6%
New Mexico3%
Rhode Island2%
(International Students)2%

Lasell Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %

Lasell Room and Board (2007)

Lasell offers campus housing for 1,096 of its 1,367 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Newton, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Lasell Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450530
SAT Math460540
SAT Writing450540
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT8%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lasell Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,950
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,950
Room and board $ 9,950
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Lasell participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 215800)

Lasell Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*3$78,623
Associate professoracademic year12$68,25915$67,658
Assistant professoracademic year10$58,93724$57,059
All faculty totalacademic year24$65,50042$62,385

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lasell Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Baseball Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Track Great Northeast Athletic Conference

Lasell Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Lasell Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%Lasell Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 6%Lasell Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%Lasell Number of students
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Lasell % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Lasell % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Lasell Salaries of full-time faculty
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Lasell Female % of student body
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Lasell % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% of degrees in design
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Lasell % of degrees in design

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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