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As a new student to Lasell University, you’ll be attending a small university and living in a small town (actually, two towns right next to each other). Lasell University was founded in 1851, before the Civil War. You’ll be able to live in campus dorms and you should probably go ahead and choose this option because rent is expensive in Massachusetts. The student-to-faculty ratio is solid at 13 to 1, which is comfortable for both students and professors. The university is a private, not-for-profit focused on teaching its students.
Overview of Lasell University
The student body is small with only 2,060 students. Undergraduate students make up 81% of the population (1,674) and the graduate class makes up the remaining 19% (386).
When you have time, look around, you’ll find walking paths and an arboretum. If you can, you might also want to go to Boston and spend some time looking around the city and getting used to where things are. You certainly don’t want to miss it.
Lasell University accepts dual credit from high school seniors who are simultaneously enrolled in high school and the university. It also accepts AP credits which, if you passed these exams, will help you out. And it accepts credit for life experiences, such as traveling to a disadvantaged country during your gap year and volunteering with the population.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||City: Small|
|Student Faculty Ratio||13:1|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||NA|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|SAT/ACT||Considered But Not Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||November 15|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
As an incoming student, when you see the price of attending Lasell University, you may gulp a little. Going to school here isn’t cheap. The total price includes tuition (in- or out-of-state), books, supplies, room and board, and other various charges. All of this comes out to around $56,500.
But the cost of attendance with financial aid could mean that the price for you and your family comes down quite a bit. After financial aid has paid its portion, what’s left is called the average net price. This is $28,404 on average. Families who have lower yearly incomes are eligible for more financial aid, so the cost will depend on this eligibility.
- Families who earn up to $30,000 pay around $23,873
- Families earning between $30,001 and $48,000 pay around $22,786
- Families earning between $48,001 and $75,000 pay around $22,445
- Families earning between $75,001 and $100,000 pay around $26,793
- Families who earn more than $110,001 pay around $33,528
About 371 freshmen students requested financial aid. All of these students received financial aid averaging $25,095. And students who applied for institutional grants and scholarships received an average of $11,883.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$25,095|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||97%|
|Room & Board||$16,000|
- Tuition In-State - $37,000
- Tuition Out-of-State - $37,000
- Books and Supplies - $1,000
- Room & Board - $16,000
- Other - $2,500
The student retention rate measures the percentage of the first year students who remain at Lasell. This is 68%, a little lower than average, but not bad. The 4-year graduation rate is 55%, which may indicate that the degree programs are relatively complicated, that many students transfer, or that students prefer to attend part-time. the 6-year graduation rate is a little higher at 59%.
If you are working during the day, you’re going to run into some issues, as Lasell doesn’t offer evening classes. However, there are distance learning (online) opportunities for students who aren’t able to make it to campus consistently during the day.
Degree programs offered at Lasell University include biological and biomedical programs; business, management, marketing and related support services; communication, journalism and related programs; education; English language; health professions and related programs; history; homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services; legal professions and studies; liberal arts and sciences; 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; and visual and performing arts.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||130 Total Graduates / 31%|
|Fashion Merchandising||40 Graduates|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||22 Graduates|
|Meeting and Event Planning||14 Graduates|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs||69 Total Graduates / 17%|
|Communication, General||47 Graduates|
|Communication and Media Studies, Other||22 Graduates|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies||48 Total Graduates / 12%|
|Sport and Fitness Administration/Management||39 Graduates|
|Kinesiology and Exercise Science||9 Graduates|
|Visual and Performing Arts||33 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Fashion/Apparel Design||24 Graduates|
|Graphic Design||7 Graduates|
|Fine and Studio Arts Management||2 Graduates|
|All Social Science Majors||30 Total Graduates / 7%|
|All Other Diplomas||25%|
Outcome & Salary
After you graduate from Lasell, you’ll be able to begin working and earning an annual salary. A graduate’s early-career salary is about $46,500. Their overall average salary is $55,332 and their mid-career salaries are about $87,900.
Keep in mind that the 4-year cost of education (average net price times 4) is $113,616. Your 10-year salary earnings potential after you graduate will be $553,320 and your 20-year salary earnings potential jumps quite a bit to $1,432,320. After that 4-year cost of education is applied, your 10-year projected return on investment (ROI) is $439,704 and your 20-year projected ROI is $1,318,704.
High school graduates who go straight to work earn a national average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$46,500|
|College Grads Average Salary||$55,332|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$87,900|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$553,320|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,432,320|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$113,616|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$439,704|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,318,704|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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