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Lesley University

Lesley University

Nickname
Lesley
Entity Type
Founding Date
1909

Lesley University is a private liberal arts institution committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through close mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. They focus on the human arts, with programs that live at the intersection of education, counseling, and the visual arts. Lesley’s over 90,000 alumni work in roles including mental health counselors, educators, expressive arts therapists, business leaders, social workers, designers, and visual artists.

  • Lesley is also home to the Threshold Program, a non-degree independent living program for young adults with learning differences.

  • The university offers 35+ undergraduate majors and 45+ minor in these academic areas: Art & Design, Education. Psychology and Applied Therapies, Business Management, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Humanities.

  • Lesley's top graduate programs include Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Expressive Therapies, and Counselling and Psychology.

  • Their renowned graduate programs attract students from all over the Northeast (81%), other states (16%), and abroad (3%).