Lesley is a private university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,645 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lesley acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 60% of students, Lesley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities83 Graduates
Commercial and Advertising Art42 Graduates
Rehabilitation and Therapy26 Graduates
Counseling Psychology20 Graduates
Elementary Education19 Graduates
Early Childhood Education16 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Lesley University Reviews
My school is the perfect fit for me. I am currently studying fine arts and I couldn't be happier. My classes are great, my professors really care about their students, and resident life is amazing. The people in my dorm are like my family and we spend every dinner at our newly renovated dinning hall! The food is always changing and there is always a good selection to choose from. Getting to and from class is a breeze as well. Highly recommend!
This is a small and very isolated school. There is not a big social life at all, and the population is very very small. It is not rare to While the small class sizes are nice, there is not much if any diversity at Lesley. The classes are not challenging at Lesley, accommodations can and will be given for any reason at all. This is a great school for art, but for other types of education especially Psychology this is not a challenging and beneficial program. The professors are very kind and can become great mentors, but the courses are simply not difficult enough to cause challenge and greater thinking. I found myself to be very bored and not motivated in the classes. Cambridge is a great location!
Professionally this school is a joke. I'm working full time within the animation industry solely off my own connections and gained the necessary skills to do so from YouTube tutorials. Socially this school is alright. Made lots of friends, and it's a college area so one can easily intermingle with nearby schools and student bodies. There's a lot of one-dimensional political philosophy floating around. Simple utopian ideals grounded in negativity void of practical solution. Preaching to the secular choir. Not recommended.