Lesley prepares graduates with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts who shape a more just, humane world.
At Lesley University, we uniquely focus on the human arts, with programs that live at the intersection of education, counseling, and the visual arts. As the largest educator of teachers and counselors in New England, we prepare students to impact lives, strengthen communities, and act as catalysts for a more just world. More than 6,000 students study across four colleges—a professionally-focused liberal arts college, an independent college of art and design, a graduate school of education, and a graduate school of social sciences—as well as in the Threshold Program, a residential program for students with learning differences. Spanning from Porter Square to Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we're in one of the most dynamic learning environments in the country. Our 90,000 alumni work in roles including mental health counselors, educators, expressive arts therapists, business leaders, social workers, designers, and visual artists.
In a community reflecting many perspectives and experiences, we strive to infuse EDIJ tenets throughout Lesley, creating an environment grounded in understanding, trust, and connectedness, where people can participate equally and fully, express their identities, and engage across differences.