2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

The Boston/Cambridge Advantage

Lesley University is an urban academic village within the bustling community of Cambridge and a T-ride away from Boston. Like a village, Lesley can be a self-contained place in which to live and work, with the special warmth and informality that one finds only in a small community.

Yet, it also has the unparalleled advantages of being located in the midst of a major political, technological, business, and cultural center. The Boston metropolitan area is the site of the largest concentration of colleges and universities in the United States. Lesley shares Cambridge with Harvard and MIT. Other neighboring institutions include Tufts, Brandeis, Wellesley, Northeastern, Boston College, Boston University, and many more. These institutions form a world-class intellectual community in which Lesley students can fully participate.

The city's cultural life is one of great distinction and variety, offering museums, theatres, concert halls, galleries, libraries, bookstores, cafés, restaurants, clubs, lectures, and sports events for every taste and inclination. The rolling hills and spectacular mountains to the north and the breathtaking shoreline of Cape Cod to the south give Lesley a context of great natural beauty and seasonal diversity. Lesley's own campus life is immeasurably enhanced by the riches of Cambridge and Boston, and Lesley students have always enjoyed and profited from moving back and forth between their own close-knit community and the exciting urban world around them.