Lesley University

Lesley is an ideal choice for those passionate about bringing constructivechange to the world. With small, inquiry-based classes, and 400-650 hoursof internships and field-experiences that begin freshman year, studentsbenefit from a dynamic and engaging education that prepares them to beleaders in education, the arts, environmental science, human services andmanagement.In addition to a strong emphasis on applied liberal arts and professional art in its two undergraduate colleges, Lesley encourages students to explore educational opportunities throughout the University and beyond, providing significant travel-study opportunities. The university's commitment to activism results in a vibrant campus community that supportsnumerous co-curricular activities on- and off-campus.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1909 N/A Semester $172.7 million + 29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 868-9600
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34 100.0 Massachusetts Cambridge 488


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The The student-faculty ratio at Lesley University is 12:1, and the school has 68.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lesley University include: Psychology; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Visual and Performing Arts; Education; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78 percent.

Faculty & Classes

Title Value
Classes with fewer than 20 students 68.5%
20-49 31.5%
50 or more < 1%


  • Psychology, 21%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, 15%
  • Visual and Performing Arts, 15%
  • Education, 9%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, 8%

Academic Programs & Offerings

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Writing
  • First-year experiences - N/A
  • Service learning - N/A
  • Senior capstone or culminating academic experience - N/A
  • Writing in the disciplines - N/A
  • Undergraduate research/creative projects - N/A