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Reviews 415 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety - Good

Health services - Terrible. I went in there last semester 3 weeks in a row with a sore throat and they didn't do anything. I went home for the weekend and I saw my regular doctor and I had a horrible case of strep throat, which health services didn't bother to test for. It took me about a month to fully get over it. They also will not take any complaints seriously if you have a history of anxiety.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: If you're a girl who likes girls or a guy who likes guys, you'll have a good time. Straight people, no such luck.

College Freshman

Athletics: I mean, no one goes here for sports.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: SO many options. Expensive, but you can get anything.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Normal, I think. One thing that does strike me as a bit odd (not necessarily a bad thing, just unusual) is how lenient the guest policy is. You don't need to sign them in or out. The only reason you would need to interact with campus security is if they need to park on campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Went smoothly, but I didn't get much.

College Freshman

Party Scene: There is no party scene. I have not heard of one Lesley party. People certainly go to parties, at Harvard, BU, and Northeastern, but you have to know someone there to get in. It doesn't really matter to me because I'm not into partying, however I would like to experience a "college party" at least once.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Eh. For the most part, White is dreadful. Same boring foods week in, week out. The Expo's usually pretty good. I eat Charlie's a lot because I live in that building, but it's very greasy and not the best. The food on Brattle is much better.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not good, at least where I lived (Wolfard.) My room was originally supposed to be a single, but it was technically too big, so they made it a double. It's far too small for two people to live in. The building is very old and not nice at all. The CAs (Lesley speak for RAs) try very hard to facilitate activities, but most of the time the students think they're too cool for them. I lived on Doble, which is the hideous campus in comparison to Brattle, but Doble is much more conveniently located.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not enough people are exposed to the sports here

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Can be pricey, good party spots though

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So many options for all different tastes

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Use financial aid and apply for scholarships!

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Pretty average. Harvard has all the good ragers

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Brattle is the best. Charlies is good late night

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Brattle is beautiful, a little bit of a walk though

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The only thing about it is that it's pricey.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: If I wan't something different than from the day before, something is literally around the corner.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's not the best but there are rules that are enforced with reason.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got enough aid that I didn't need to pay for the first semester, and I used some leftover money to help pay what I have left for the second semester.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party at Lesley but I have heard about it. It's alright from what I heard.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's pretty good. If you're looking for something fast and tasty, the dinning halls have food ready for you. It tastes pretty fresh and the only downside is that it can get a bit repetitive.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are just like apartment complexes. Dorms are extremely close to the classes as well as to the MBTA train station. They are a bit pricey, but it's definitely worth it. The lottery works fairly well and many students are generally happy with the results

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5 College Senior

Majors: I love my major. It is an excellent program at the school. Very strong support and I have learned a wealth of information about myself and working towards a profession in the field. I'm very satisfied with my experience. The hands on experience through the internships has been invaluable! The work load is very manageable and at times easy.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Class sizes are small and intimate. The professors all know you by name and are very open to helping students the best they can. Some of the classes are taught by new adjunct teachers- some of which should not be teaching and consequently taught very little with a lot of confusion to what needs the students have. Long term professors are over all excellent. They are working professionals in their field and offer a wealth of knowledge and experience. I have had more positive experiences with my professors than poor experiences. There is a lot of open discussion and a lot of independent learning. The down fall with open discussions is that students can get side tracked and offer personal experiences pertaining little to what the topic of the day is. It becomes frustrating when the professors allow personal stories become the focus of the class versus actually learning from the professor.

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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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