Lesley University ACT Scores and GPA

What are Lesley University's average ACT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into Lesley University. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Cambridge, MA

Lesley University Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: ACT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into Lesley University.


Average ACT: 24

The average ACT score composite at Lesley University is a 24.

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The 25th percentile ACT score is 21, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 27.

In other words, a 21 places you below average, while a 27 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute ACT requirement at Lesley University, but they really want to see at least a 21 to have a chance at being considered.


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Average GPA: 3.3

The average GPA at Lesley University is 3.3. This makes Lesley University Moderately Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.3, Lesley University accepts below-average students. It's OK to be a B-average student, with some A's mixed in. If you took some AP or IB classes, this will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.

If you're a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change from this point on. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.3, you'll need a higher ACT score to compensate and show that you're prepared to take on college academics. This will help you compete effectively with other applicants.



Admissions Rate: 72.6%

The acceptance rate at Lesley University is 72.6%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 72.6 are admitted.

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This means the school is not selective. As long as you don't fall way below average, you'll likely get in.



Final Admissions Verdict

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Because this school is not selective, you have a great shot at getting in, as long as you don't fall well below average. Aim for a 21 ACT or higher, and you'll almost certainly get an offer of admission. But if you score below this, you may be one of the unlucky few to get rejected.


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Note: Your admission decision relies not only on your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, but also on your coursework difficulty, extracurriculars, letters of recommendation, and personal statements. This tool provides only a simplistic estimate of your chances of admission. Instead of treating this tool as a crystal ball, we recommend you consider the big picture of what your chance means:
  • 80-100%: Safety school: Strong chance of getting in
  • 50-80%: More likely than not getting in
  • 20-50%: Lower but still good chance of getting in
  • 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
  • 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in
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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in Lesley University, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to Lesley University.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are have higher average ACT scores than Lesley University. If you improve your ACT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1247 28
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1255 28
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1221 27
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 1260 27
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 1222 27
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1177 27
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1233 26

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for Lesley University, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1200 25
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 1165 25
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1300 25
Pace University New York, NY 1137 24
Ohio University Athens, OH 1170 24
University of North Texas Denton, TX 1164 24
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL 1144 23

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for Lesley University, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If Lesley University is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1025 22
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX 1120 22
East Carolina University Greenville, NC 1110 22
Hampton University Hampton, VA 1053 22
Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC 1098 22
California State University Fullerton Fullerton, CA 1110 22
University of California, Merced Merced, CA 1100 22

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