Lesley University Top Questions

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


Prior to my decision to enroll with Lesley University as a full-time online student, I wish I had known the value of degree completion. Originally, I had listed as a double-major with the intention to receive a degree in order to acquire a semi-skilled job. This was a success, but in the long run set my ulitmate goal to become an expressive arts therapist on the back burner. I wish that I had known the value of persuing this degree as I am now struggling greatly to complete it.

Rahumai Rafaela

Before I came to the Art Institute of Boston, I wish I would have known that it was going to lose its reputation and name by becoming a small part of a regular college.


I wish I had known how little financial aid I would get considering how expensive my school was.


Before attending Lesley's Art Institute of Boston, I wished I knew the candicy was grievously. When a peer brings a piece of work for a critique that was clearly done moments before class, I feel that my time is wasted listening to my peer ham up their piece as if it were precious. Not only do they waste my time, but I feel that not being surrounded by new perspectives and fresh ideas that my intelluctual growth is stunted as a result to someone's laziness.


The meal plan and the fact it still needs work.


How much I would be in debt when I graduated.


I wish i known how to get more finacial aid to help pay off some of my tution fees.


That the time will go so fast.


I wish I had known what life at this school was actually going to be like, I never did an over-night but I reccommend spending a few days and at least one night here at this school before students make their decision.


We are connected to Art Institute of Boston and all of their students live in the dorms with us. The school can be rather cliquey with the Lesley/AIB split.


I could have gone to state school for two years, transfered to Lesley, and saved lots of money.


I wish I had known that I could do anything I put my mind to, that I had all the power and ability to create my own path and outcomes. After attending Lesley I have had the opportunity to take risks, and learn more about myself than I ever had before. I found confidence in myself, and I soon began to realize I could do anything I wanted, even accomplish my dream of changing the world. I just wish I had been able to see this in myself earlier on.