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A holistic approach to your education and personal growth

At Lesley University, our undergraduate and graduate academic programs live at the intersection of education, mental health and wellness, and the visual arts.

Our President is Janet L. Steinmayer.

Lesley University recently consolidated one college and two graduate schools, now offering:

  • 25+ undergraduate liberal arts majors 
  • 60+ graduate teacher preparation programs 
  • 18+ graduate programs in mental health counseling, expressive therapies, mindfulness, social work (MSW), and management (MBA)
  • 10 BFAs and 2 MFAs in our College of Art and Design

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

Total undergraduate enrollment in 2022-2023
Liberal Arts & Sciences enrollment: 808

Art & Design enrollment: 576

Lesley Center for the Adult Learner enrollment: 254

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 2022–2023 school year, 77% of our students were from the Northeast, and 21% were from other states. Our international students made up 2% of the student body.

What They Study

We have 35+ undergraduate majors and 45+ minors in these academic areas:

  • Art & Design
  • Education
  • Expressive Therapies
  • Psychology and Applied Therapies
  • Business Management
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Humanities
Total graduate enrollment in 2022-2023
Psychology and Counseling, Social Work, Expressive Therapies, and Mindfulness enrollment: 1,039

Education enrollment: 918

Visual Arts enrollment: 78

Where Our Graduate Students Come From

Our renowned graduate programs attract students from all over the Northeast (81%), other states (17%), and abroad (2%).

What They Study

Top Graduate Programs by Enrollment

  • Education
    (Elementary Education, Special Education)
  • 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 285 staff and administrators and 145 core faculty.


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

$189 million
Lesley University's endowment as of December 31, 2023
$103.5 million
Our operating budget for fiscal year 2024
$4.6 million
In contributions from alumni, parents, foundations, and other supporters