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It's a very 'okay' school.Not so brightPsychology
It's a very 'okay' school. I would give it a C+ grade, mostly because of the environment and social life. If you are a commuter who does not live near Lesley, it is VERY difficult to socialize with people outside of class. Literally all the student activities are on the same day and time. All the clubs meet at 8pm, and if you have class that ends at 12pm, it makes absolutely no sense to wait for hours just to be part of a club. So, the students are very clicky and not as friendly. Also, the classes are super packed!!! One of the reasons why I transferred to Lesley from a community college was because I wanted to be in small sized classes, but all the classes I have had are crammed. The classroom sizes are very small and students will be tightly sitting next to each other, with no personal space. The facilities are pretty gross. Most classrooms are old and falling apart. Especially the bathrooms are super gross. The food is also disgusting. Even their healthy foods, like vegan and vegetarian dishes, are poorly made and entirely flavorless. However, if you are just looking to get a degree here (and don't actually care too much about socializing and the nasty facilities), then it is worth it to come here if you want to major in education, art, or the human services degrees such as psychology, counseling, art therapy, etc... The professors are, as a whole, pretty good. They are happy to help students and are approachable. The thing I like about Lesley is that they have a great internship program that they help you apply for, and they also have the career resource center with staff that helps the students write resumes and cover letters when applying for job. So, that's about it.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2017
Innovation: A+, Campus Maintenance: D+
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The administration is rude and not very caringBrightFine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
The administration is rude and not very caring even though they say they do. All they care about is the money. I have had some great art professors and other professors but I have some bad ones including a racist one. The food is terrible and I have known a number of students get sick from it. The shuttles between campuses are often late and don't show. They are so undependable. They are moving the art building for the spring semester 2015 and guess what 2 daus before classes the building is not ready. Was notified by email today that printmaking classes will be housed in the town Somerville further away. The classes will be therected until at least March! No shuttle to that location. I wonder if they are going to prorated our tuition. None of the art labs or rooms will be ready but still charged 20,000 for semester! This school is a disaster!
3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: F
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Lesley University is for the awkward kid inAverageBusiness - Management and Administration
Lesley University is for the awkward kid in high school. It is very small so you will always see familiar people. Because it is so small it is like a high school. There are the jocks, emos, preps, hippies, stoners, smokers, and misfits. I am a misfit because I do not fit into a group. people stick to their own group and are friendly when you walk by but won't make the effort to hang out with you later. I'm in business and am not satisfied at all. I am an average B student and non of my business classes are hard. My foundations in Management all I have to do is read half a page of a case study and answer three questions once every week. I've even asked for extra work and I'm still not learning anything. If you are interested in education or psychology this is the place to be. Please don't go here for any science or business departments. Our Science department is already getting cut and our communications major was just taken out completly. The dorms and the campus are great and the safety of Cambridge is great. Especially me being a petite girl walking down Mass Ave at 3 in the morning.

There are no parties at Lesley unless you want to drink awkwardly in your friends dorm and whisper so your CA won't here you. You HAVE to go to Allston if you want to find any sort of party and that already hard as it is. The athletes throw parties but usually its only athletes that are invited and go. Also many people commute so its very quite and quit frankly depressing.

1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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