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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.

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2 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The majority of the student body is female. An average Lesley girl is a vegan hipster who listens to obscure bands, who constantly talks about her feelings and how everything is ironic. The male population is mostly gay, and there is a very small percentage of straight guys. Everyone is very open to all life styles.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Its not so much comparing the girls and guys to each other but more comparing the students at Lesley to other students at universities. Lesley is a very different type of school where many of the students come for the education program or the art school so with that you get a very unique type of students. I personally did not take this into account when applying and is a small portion of why I am switching schools. The kids here might be different from the kids are your high school with different piercings and tattoos and they might dress differently in more outrageous clothing. They do fit the typical "art student" look and this might not appeal to some people if they arent used to be around different types of people. A lot of kids here are openly about their sexual orientation which can make for a really accepting community. Iv just noitced that if you are the sterotyipcal "preppy new englander" or the so "normal type " of college student then you may not fit in here.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I do not find the boys attractive, but that is because I am not into the hipster scene.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: People are very friendly at Lesley. There are lots of people with similar interests, no matter what yours may be, so it's easy to make friends. People are so outgoing! I'd say it's a pretty laid-back campus dress code wise. Most people (guys and girls) are pretty casual. Which is nice. I like being able to show up to class not feeling like I'm in a fashion face off.

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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.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
78%
Male Undergrads
22%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
The health center located on Main Campus
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. On-campus events
  2. Clubs and organizations
  3. Other colleges around the area
Best Places to Hook Up
Dorm rooms
Social Scene
Students at Lesley tend to be very outgoing and friendly. There are a lot of opportunities for interaction during meals, classes, and on-campus events. Students also enjoy venturing off campus into Cambridge or Boston to go dancing, see a movie, eat out, and do many other things the city has to offer.
Hookups or Relationships?
In general, there are more hookups than relationships on campus. However, this isn't true of all students, as some do end up in long-term relationships with other Lesley students. Being in Cambridge, many students do venture off campus to look for relationships with people from other local colleges. Basically, no matter what you are looking for (hookups, a relationship, casual dating), you can find it either at or around Lesley.
Dress Code
One of the great things about Lesley is the complete lack of any dress code; students wear pretty much whatever they like, whenever they like. Outfits for class range from sweatpants and a T-shirt to dresses and heels to jeans and a sweater; basically, a student could walk by in a tutu, and no one would be fazed. When going out, students tend to be a little more dressed up, though this isn't always the case, as it varies from student to student.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 23 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 25 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 28 responses

  • 17% Long-distance relationship
  • 15% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 13% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 11% Casual dating at your school
  • 11% None
  • 9% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 9% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 9% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Other colleges around the area
  • 20% Clubs and organizations
  • 20% Harvard parties! Guys here either taken or ehhhh
  • 10% On-campus events
  • 10% Tinder

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 23% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 40% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 30% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 7% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Unique
  • 40% Not like the stereotypical "normal" student
  • 20% Charismatic
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