|Setting:||Mid-size City Setting|
|Size:||Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
Creative, interdisciplinary, hands-on and innovative are some of the words that one might use to describe an undergraduate or graduate education at the small, private college of Lesley University in Boston, Massachusetts.
The first school to offer a degree in Expressive Arts Therapy, Lesley has come up with unique majors that blend the creative arts and other fields. Another example of this is its Creative Writing MFA, which combines different genres of writing as well as other disciplines.
Other graduate degrees are equally innovative and feature such degree titles as Ecological Teaching and Intercultural Relations. There is also a self-designed master’s degree program in addition to a more traditional program in Counseling Psychology.
Undergraduate programs include such unique fields as Art Therapy and Sociology and Social Change. Traditional programs in such fields as Drama, Communications, Counseling, Music and Social Work are also available.
Lesley also offers a substantial number of online and low-residency degrees.
Another way that Lesley differentiates itself is with its highly flexible and partly self-designed adult-degrees offered in such fields as Art History, Business, Education, Psychology and Holistic Psychology.
Students at Lesley also spend a substantial amount of time working in relevant internships at organizations and companies in nearby Boston.
Performing and Media Arts organizations and cultural, religious and service clubs are some of the student life activities available on the Lesley campus.
For those who study on campus or nearby, Boston also affords a wealth of cultural opportunities.
Admissions requirements vary based on the program to which one is applying. Financial aid is awarded to eligible students.
100% of students gave Lesley University 3 stars overall.
Lesley University is a nice school. what drew me to it and what I liked most about it is its size. It is small and the campus is very compact, which makes it easy to get around. it's not confusing or overwhelming. However, it's biggest flaw is the financial aid department. I myself, along with friends of mine, have all run into the same problem of being told that we are covered for paying for the semester, and then a week later, being told we owe a certain amount of money that wasn't there before. it's frustrating if you have to take out another loan. I've also found it very difficult to get an answer out of them about why exactly I suddenly owe this money, or what I can do besides a loan to take care of it, or even, after you get a loan, if the loan went through and you're all set now. Every time I have to call my dad, because I spend weeks asking and i never get a clear answer, but he does; and while I'm grateful that one of us did, having to ask my dad to help me with something like that, doesn't make me feel very independent. which to me that is how you are supposed to feel in college; independent. This is also frustrating because then I'm so worried about this hold on my account that it starts to take me away from my school work; because if i don't take care of it, then i wont be able to see my grades, or sign up for classes, or get housing. I wish they had a better system for the financial aid.
29 Everett St
Cambridge, MA 02138
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||2,477|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||8,364|
- Latino: 6%
- African American: 4%
- Caucasian: 62%
- American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
- Asian: 3%
- Unknown and Other: 24%
|American Indian or Alaska native||1%|
|Unknown and Other||24%|
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