Lesley University

Quick Facts

Private University


Cambridge, MA


Certificates, Bachelor's, Masters, Doctorate

Popular Majors

Education, Psychology, Art, Liberal Arts, Counseling, Writing, Ecology, Photography

Total Students

Undergrad Students




Room and Board

$27,975 (undergraduate)
$18,000 (graduate)



 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website


School Website

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

Lesley University is a private university located in Cambridge. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees as well as post-graduate certificates. Undergraduate students can choose from more than 20 undergraduate majors with the most popular being in education, psychology, art, liberal arts, counseling, and writing.

Adult learners will also find many opportunities at the university which offers 90 adult bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs as well as advanced graduate study degrees.  

An important element of an education at Lesley is its emphasis on experiential learning. This starts in the freshman year with internships all over the Boston area. For students, this is a great opportunity to evaluate and sharpen their study and career choices. Outside learning followed by integration and discussion in the classroom, all contribute to the development of the students, both professionally and academically. In fact, most students graduate with over 300 hours of real-world learning, giving a boost to their resume when they graduate.  

Undergraduate students have many opportunities to take part in the residential life of the university which has a strong focus on community building and personal growth and leadership. On-campus housing ranges from traditional dormitories, apartments and victorian-style homes.

Lesley athletics include baseball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis and track for both men and women. The university is part of the NCAA Division III New England Collegiate Conference. Its athletic teams are called the Lesley Lynx.

The university has four major campuses, with three of them located in the heart of Cambridge and one in Boston. The location of the university right next to Harvard and all the amenities of Cambridge and the city is popular among students.