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Lesley University is a private, co-educational institution located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts - just minutes from downtown Boston.
Lesley is a national leader in undergraduate and graduate programs in education, the arts, and human services and more. It is a dynamic institution with a compelling mission, high-quality academic programs, engaging instruction, a caring community culture and a tradition of innovation.
For more than a century, Lesley has prepared countless men and women for careers that strengthen the lives of individuals, families, communities and organizations. Lesley is dedicated to scholarship grounded in practice and learning rooted in experience.
The university offers its 1,850 undergraduates a wide range of degree programs distinguished by their social relevance, academic rigor and intellectual breadth. Lesley is committed to providing graduates with the theoretical foundation and practical skills necessary to succeed in their professions lives.
In 2013, Lesley University's constituent undergraduate colleges, the Art Institute of Boston and Lesley College, were renamed College of Art and Design and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, respectively, to reflect the cohesion and growth of the two colleges over the past 15 years.