Lesley University

Cambridge, MA

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Lesley University

Lesley University

Lesley University Student Essentials

Lesley University Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Lynx
Website: www.lesley.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $31,575
Out-of-State Tuition: $31,575
Retention Rate: 79%
Enrollment: 8,364
Year Established: 1909

About Lesley University

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Lesley University 3 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

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.


Lesley University Map & Location

Lesley University
29 Everett St
Cambridge, MA 02138


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Getting Around Lesley University

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

8/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Cambridge, MA

Winter
Dec
41
28
Jan
36
22
Feb
39
25
Spring
Mar
45
31
Apr
56
41
May
66
50
Summer
Jun
76
60
Jul
82
65
Aug
80
65
Fall
Sep
72
57
Oct
61
47
Nov
52
38

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,477
Freshman Class 385
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 8,364

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 62%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 24%
Latino 6%
African American 4%
Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 24%

Undergraduate 30%
Graduate 70%
Full-Time 87%
Part-Time 13%
Women 75%
Men 25%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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