Lesley University Reviews
This is a very specific environment here. Most students live off campus. Commuter life is not ideal. There is a clear highschool mentality here it is pretty sad. For a school that claims to be "inclusive" that only count if your either a weirdo yourself. If you are looking for any normal college experience this isn't it. Everyone is always competing with each other to see how alternative and out there they are. The mental health at this school is just terrible. Everyone is depressed. There was a poll last semester and they found that 75% of Lesley students were struggling with depression and anxiety. There is no social aspect to this campus, if you are looking to make friends, this isn't the place to do it. Besides the few professors here being its saving grace, waste your money elsewhere or stay home and apply again.
There are a variety of majors suitable for a lot of different students. The classes are small, so students are able to stay in contact with their professors more easily, making the workload more manageable, and learning more effective. The students are activists, driven and intelligent. On campus, there are clubs and lots of events held on campus throughout the school year, giving students a lot to do outside of classes. Given the location of Lesley University, there is even more for students to do, being in the Cambridge and Boston area. Being able to take part in a small campus as well as a large city simultaneously makes for the best experience.
I went to Lesley for an official overnight as an athletic recruit. Everything about the University made me feel right at home. There was lots to do around the campus and it didn't feel too overwhelming. After touring the campus, I went on the T-train to visit the city of Boston. We had a blast!
It's pretty alright. Teachers are very good. Some others aren't. If you're looking for a diverse university, this is definitely not the place. The university is mostly filled with white students with POC spread out. This includes teachers. The dorms are alright unless you get stuck in white hall which may come with problems. The food is pretty good but you get tired after a while due to the lack of variety.
I just finished my first semester here and so far so good. Being a LUCAD student, it's like a go to a different school which I enjoy. From what I hear from some of my peers, some of the CLAS professors are not up to par. I can't speak too much on it because my experience is completely different. From what I've seen and experienced, Lesley University is very inclusive with the events and clubs available on campus. The only negative thing I have to say about the school is the class registration process. Every single person I know, including me, were unable to get into their classes for spring semester. However, the administrators did a great job at helping me get into all my classes and I'm assuming they so with others too.
I loved my classes and professors, but the program directors and registrar were not very organized or proactive about problems.
One of the things I like about Lesley is USI (Urban Scholars Initiative) USI has allowed me to expand my social circle and learn how to advocate not only for myself but for others as well. It has given me a safe community to belong to and allowed me to have a smooth transition throughout my college years.
I havent personally attended the school but i toured it a year ago thinking that it might be a great place for me. Personally, i didnt like what i saw. The school had excellent facilities and decent dorming but the students i spoke with didnt seem very enthusiastic or excited about what they were doing, the tour guide was less than helpful, and there wasnt a lot going on around the campus.
As someone who is passionate about social justice and good academic programs, I love attending Lesley University. It is an adjustment for some people, but I feel as though I'm constantly learning in and outside the classroom. The party scene isn't very big, but living in Cambridge and next to Boston, you don't need a party scene for the school. Fantastic overall.
My school is a great fit for me. Professors and students are very helpful and great resources. The campus is easy to get to and navigate around.
I have enjoyed my time at Lesley. It is in such a great area and ensures that you are prepared for whatever career you are pursuing by making it mandatory to take part in multiple internships. This gives you experience as well as allows you to make connections with people already active in your field. As far as things I would like to see change; as a commuter student I wish that there were more spaces for commuters to meet and interact more easily with campus life. Also, the food isn't the best and I know that it is difficult for people who live on campus to find a good variety of food. Other than that, I love the area and the enjoy the vibe of the school and would recommend it to others, especially those who are interested in the education and or art fields!
Living with mice for an entire year....... EW!!!!!!!!!! Also Lesley dorms SUCK! Unsanitary and disgusting, shouldn't have to live with this.
I'm currently a student at Lesley University and from my personal experience the programs are amazing. Overall the professors are understanding and the classes really help you succeed in your field. BUT the services here are absolutely AWFUL. Residence life did a terrible job pairing me with a roommate and when there was an emergency and I needed to get a new room they took forever plus they are impossible to get a hold of and NEVER answer their emails. As for health services and disability they are just as bad if not WORSE.Appointments take forever to schedule and you could be sick for weeks before getting the actual help you need. The food here is not the best and the White Hall Dormitory is absolute hell for anyone who enjoys thing clean or quiet. I WOULD NOT recommend going to this school unless you're a commuter.
I liked how all the staff there was so friendly and out going and they seemed very interested and happy to have us students there.
I love my life here at Lesley, I have great friends and I feel like I am surrounded by like minded people. Everyone is kind and open, and life simply couldn't get better.
Great for education majors, but questionable for art students. There aren't many art majors, but they have the basics. Great diversity, very safe for everyone. There is no party scene, you have to go to another school for that, like visit Harvard or BU or any other school in the area. It's nice that some of the residence halls are houses, or you can choose to live in an actual dorm.
It's small. Personally, I thought as a quiet student I would enjoy the closeness of the community and sometimes I do but I tend to not. The students are very liberal, and if youre a LUCAD student, art is typically all about current events. Sometimes I feel that as a Lesey art student, I'm missing out compared to art schools that are majority art. The local area is fantastic, it's right on Mass Ave near all the local shops and close to two T-line stops to lead you right into Boston. The food is pretty good, and have a variety for those who are vegetarians. Dorms are nice too, esp since some are victorian houses that they renovated.
Very welcoming, the professors actually want to help you, located in a beautiful place/city. I love it here. The food is okay, but you can easy just buy your own food.
I love being in class. The teachers always seem to know what they are doing and I know that I could ask them for help when ever I need it.
I have recently attended a summer semester at Lesley an also I have been to visit multiple times. I love it and love the food and atmosphere about everything about Lesley. The school is a great college to go to.