Fall 2020 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, university courses and operations remain predominantly online for fall.

President - Janet Steinmayer


4 Colleges

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Art and Design

Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences



Total undergraduate enrollment in 2018–2019
College of Art and Design enrollment
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrollment

Where Our Undergraduates Come From

We're well represented by students from the Northeast, with a mix of students from other regions and from abroad. In the 2018–2019 school year, 68 percent of our students were from Massachusetts, 6 percent from Connecticut, 4 percent from New York, 5 percent from New Hampshire, 2 percent from Maine, and 2 percent from Rhode Island. Students from California made up 3 percent of the student body, and 6 percent came from other states. Our international students made up 3 percent of the student body.

What They Study

  • Education
  • Design
  • Psychology and Applied Therapies
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Business Management
  • Social Sciences
Total graduate enrollment in 2018-2019
Graduate School of Education enrollment
Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences enrollment

Where Our Graduate Students Come From

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

What They Study

Top Graduate Programs by Enrollment

  • Education
    (Elementary Education, Special Education, Creative Arts and Learning, Teaching Through the Arts)
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Expressive Therapies
    (Art, Music, Dance, Drama, and Expressive Arts) 
  • Counseling and Psychology


Faculty & Staff

The strength of Lesley is in its people. The hardworking people who teach, staff, serve, and make this place run smoothly. We have 533 employees, including 362 staff and administrators and 171 core faculty. Among the core faculty:

  • 44 hold the rank of professor
  • 64 hold the rank of associate professor
  • 48 hold the rank of assistant professor
  • 15 are instructors


That's the number of service hours our students performed for non-profits and other organizations in 2018-2019.


Is how many Lesley alumni are living in all 50 states and in 84 countries around the world.


    $194.1 million
    Lesley University's endowment as of January 30, 2020
    $107.7 million
    Our operating budget for fiscal year 2019
    $4.6 million
    In contributions from alumni, parents, foundations, and other supporters