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Reviews 469 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Lesley is a very free to be you and me campus. People express themselves in all shapes and forms. Since arriving here, I have learned about sexual orientations which I had never heard of before. Everyone is walks in the light of their own truth. As a middle aged, overweight, multiracial, heterosexual woman it is refreshing to be in a learning environment where I can feel accepted as I am.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am satisfied with the size of the classes and the caliber of the faculty. Lesley is known for Art Therapy and I believe that I have made the best choice in selecting this school. Most of the professors want learners to succeed and that is paramount. It is more than a job to them; it is a vocation.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life at the University. If there were, I would not be interested in getting involved with it. I am a member of AARP, those are the only letters that I want to be associated with.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: As an older learner, who lives in the suburbs I do not participate in athletics.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I returned to school after a 31 year hiatus. As a 51 year old woman I felt like a fish out of water. The faculty have been extremely embracing and supportive. I am adjusting to the new methodologies of teaching and technology that was not available when I was a traditional student. I am a sieve and Lesley University affords adult learners the ability to tap into unchartered waters. This enable us to apply our life experiences toward augmenting our current professions or create new ones.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have no interest in sports so don't pay attention.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Lesley has been the best fit for me. They are very supportive, accommodating my chronic illness and learning disability. The classes have been excellent, the professors very approachable and helpful. My one complaint would be on the administrative side. I think some of their policies (i.e. housing lottery, etc.) could be more organized and less stressful. Also, although they have decreased their tuition, they give less financial aid than some other universities.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I take online classes and enjoy it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: This degree will help me further my career

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I'm only on campus twice a year

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my time in my current school. I am learning a lot and able to apply it to my current job.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I don't think athletics are important at my school

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security on campus is very good, we had public safety on call 24 hours a day, but the amount for being in such an urban place is not as effective as it could be. They are however very good at their jobs and take it very seriously.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: when it comes to classes, education, professors and faculty on the LUCAD side of things it couldn't be better There is some much support for everything all around in every aspect it is very pleasing. There are a plethora a of classes offered and multiple opportunities to take said classes. Faculty and staff are great and supportive; they are almost always available all the time. Class sizes are favorable.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus was very nice, My freshman year i lived in a co-ed dorm hall and I had a great social group within the fellow hall residents at the time. Through the people I met, I have made some of the best friend ill ever have. The dorm hall activities were very fun as well. There are really no amenities to the dorms another than the common spaces, which is very big depending on the dorm hall or house. The worst part about living on campus is the rooming situation, which is at random unless you have a person to room with, and the selection process. The selection process is probably the most stressful thing, seeing as it is on the same day as class registration during the week. It takes a long time and the system is a fair, but is flawed.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At Lesley University's College of Art and Design, or LUCAD, the days are full of creative collaboration and a plethora of chances to grow and learn so much about my interests of my major. As an illustrator, it is very important to me to be able to gain constructive critique.I have found that the last two years have been very well rounded in both the education and campus life. Through this my favorite experience by far, would have to be the foundation year trip to the New York City museums. It is little things like the latter that help make my school unique. It also is unique in the majors that it offers and the cross cultured classes that a student can take. If I had to choose whether or not to go to LUCAD again I would definitely choose to go back, due to the many factors that make it great.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have public safety, but when Harvard got a bomb threat ( Harvard is right next to us) there was to text or email sent out until later. Many of the drivers for the shuttles make me feel unsafe.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lesley is a great place for people with certain personalities. It is very different from the average "College Experience". I think the food needs a LOT of help. I live on a quad and very rarely see students. Everything in campus housing is about community but i have NO sense of community really.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We have alumni events and everything for resources, but as a art student, I feel they could do more to push professionalism. I have many teachers who swear and aren't very professional, just because they do art doesn't give them the right to act that way. I think students need more classes to set up career paths; serious ones.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got a very small room and no discount. There is always someone who comes to clean the bathrooms and kitchens. However, there is no social atmosphere like Lesley markets to students.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is great for students and athletes!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lesley University is a very small private school in Cambridge, MA. The school offers some clubs and organizations as well as Division III sports. The school is marketed to be a place where everyone is included and takes pride in diversity. I have yet to see that come though. I think the best thing at Lesley is the activities board, that ALWAYS has something going on for students such as movies, crafts, games, etc. However, some of my classes feel high school level, as well as being an Art Student in a small school I was hoping for more one on one attention, but haven't received much of it. I think Lesley is a great fit for some and others do not feel it is a good fit. In addition, a good amount of people transferred out after the first semester which says a lot.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity at Lesley is slowly starting to grow

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Lesley provides a college experience that you won't be able to get anywhere else. While it is true that every school has its faults, Lesley included, overall most students would agree that—between the strong friendships, the small school size, and the knowledge gained for the future—the positives most definitely outweigh the negatives. While it isn’t the school for everyone, it is a great place for those looking to learn in an accepting, close-knit community. If you are searching for a large, boisterous, party school, however, Lesley probably isn’t going to be a good fit. But if you have an open mind and are truly committed to making a difference in the world, Lesley is well-equipped to give you the tools to do just that.

Upon graduation, students are well-prepared to enter the workforce, having the tools to prepare for other areas of post-graduation life, which is one reason Lesley is so unique. Part of this is due to the fact that Lesley is located in such a large, diverse city and has an open campus; students are really given the opportunity to become more independent and self-sufficient, which isn’t always the case at other colleges. The other part is due to the diversity of ideas and beliefs that Lesley and the Cambridge area offer, encouraging students to view the world more open-mindedly. While the University has its strengths and weaknesses, just as with any school, you won't be able to receive a more fulfilling instructional and social education than at Lesley.

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