Lesley University empowers students to become dynamic, thoughtful leaders in education, mental health counseling, and the arts. Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, home to the world’s best-known universities, Lesley combines an intensely creative environment with the practical experience students need to succeed in their careers. Each year, 2,500 undergraduate and 5,300 graduate students pursue degrees on campus, off site, online, and through our low-residency programs. Along with our 84,000 alumni, they’re discovering the power of creativity to overcome obstacles, foster connections, and reveal fresh answers to the world’s problems.
Total Unduplicated Headcount: 7,864
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*Includes students enrolled in an extension program located in Netanya, Israel
Number of employees: 611
Number of on-campus residents: 893
During the 2012-13 academic year, 255 Lesley students volunteered more than 6,000 hours of service to non-profit community organizations such as the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, City Sprouts, the Cambridge Community Center, and Habitat for Humanity.
Lesley University has 81,977 alumni living in all 50 states and in 84 different countries around the world.
Lesley University is a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation organized and operated under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 180. The university is exempt from federal income tax as an organization described under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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