Welcome to Lesley University.
Since our founding in 1909, we’ve honed an educational approach that blends excellent teaching, deep scholarship, and real-world application. A Lesley education not only builds knowledge and skills, but also aims to inspire and transform lives.
Our campus is located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts—one of the best cities in which to pursue an education. We're part of the Greater Boston area, which every year attracts more than 250,000 students to this hub of intellectual, cultural, and social activity.
Our talented faculty engage students and challenge them to think creatively and critically. Small classes foster a spirit of collaboration and innovation. And our students test what they’re learning through hands-on experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers in their fields.
Our 90,000 alumni extend Lesley’s mission across the globe. Our graduates serve as educators, entrepreneurs, mental health counselors, writers, artists and more. They carry with them the knowledge, discipline, and experience to improve lives and strengthen families, communities, and organizations.
I encourage you to learn more about Lesley. Explore our website and read our students’ stories. Visit our campus and talk directly with our faculty, staff, and students. Come to our events and exhibitions. Find out all we have to offer.
I look forward to seeing you.
Richard S. Hansen