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Lasell College
Motto Repulsae Nescia
Motto in English "Ignorant of Defeat"
Established 1851
Type Private
Endowment $22.4 million[1]
President Michael B. Alexander
Faculty 67
Undergraduates 1377
Postgraduates 110
Location Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Campus Suburban
Former names Auburndale Female Seminary (1851-1932), Lasell Junior College (1932-1989)
Colors Blue and White
Nickname Lasers
Athletics NCAA Division III

Lasell College is a college in the Newton, Massachusetts village of Auburndale.



The college was founded in 1851 as the Auburndale Female Seminary, a two-year college for women. During the college's first semester, founder Edward Lasell died of typhoid fever and the school was renamed Lasell Female Seminary. In 1932, the college changed its name to Lasell Junior College. The school began offering associate's degrees in 1943; and in 1989, the school finally took its current name when it adopted a charter to become a four-year institution. The first baccalaureate class graduated from Lasell in 1992. The college has admitted male students since 1997, and it began offering a master's degree program in 2002.


Lasell College offers bachelor's degrees in professional disciplines such as Athletic Training, Fashion and Retail Merchandising, Communications, and Hospitality and Event Management. It also offers a graduate program in management studies. The most prominent academic major at Lasell is professional fashion design. "Connected Learning", via which students work on offsite projects and assignments, is a major emphasis.

Through the Connected Learning program, students at Lasell often work with residents at Lasell Village, a retirement community, created to raise additional revenues. In spite of this, Lasell managed to keep its nonprofit status with the City of Newton. The Boston Globe headlined the controversy.[2]

Campus life

The campus covers roughly 50 acres with approximately 41 buildings, 23 of which are student dormitories. Lasell College offers baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross country, field hockey, softball, lacrosse, rugby and cheerleading. A college radio station began operation in the fall of 2004.


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Coordinates: 42°20′29″N 71°12′24″W / 42.34129°N 71.20660°W / 42.34129; -71.20660



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