Until 2005, Lesley University was exclusively a women’s college. While the school is now coed, there are still many more females than males; the ratio currently stands at about 80 to 20, though the University is working hard to try to even this out. This lopsidedness tends to affect heterosexual relationships on campus, as there are so few males, but it's less of a problem for those interested in pursuing homosexual relations. As many of the majors at Lesley are in the fields of education and human services, the students Lesley attracts tend to be very open and accepting of others.
Being in Cambridge, a city famous for being very liberal, many of the students have very progressive and liberal views. These liberal views and attitudes also cause Lesley to be a rather open campus when it comes to sexuality; all forms of sexuality are represented, and students generally aren’t afraid of being open in that regard. Also, since Lesley University also contains the Art Institute of Boston, and Lesley College has majors such as expressive arts therapy and art therapy, a large portion of students tends to be on the artsy or hipster side, though this isn’t true of everyone.