Founded by former Williams College chemistry professor Edward Lasell in 1851, Lassell College was originally known as Auburndale Female Seminary - so named for its location in the Auburndale neighborhood of Newton, Massachusetts. The school was the very first two-year women's college in the U.S. and eventually evolved into Lasell Junior College in 1932. In 1989, Lasell became a four-year institution of higher education. It wasn't until 1997 that the college finally became co-educational.
According to its mission statement, "Lassell College engages students in the practice of their fields of study through collaborative learning that fosters lifelong intellectual exploration and social responsibility."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Lasell College have access to the school's distinguished academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue bachelor's and graduate level degrees in liberal arts and professional programs. Popular undergraduate majors include environmental studies, English, humanities, sociology, criminal justice, graphic design, fashion, sport management, business, communication, applied mathematics, human services and legal studies among many more. Graduate degrees include the fields of communication, sport management, business and education.
Student living and university living at Lasell College revolve around a variety of traditional campus student activities and organizations. The college's athletic programs compete in the NCAA's Division III in men's and women's sports such as basketball, volleyball, cross country, soccer, baseball and lacrosse.
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