Lesley University is a leading private university located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. It is one of the largest U.S. providers of graduate programs for educators.

Lesley's schools include the School of Education, the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, the Adult Baccalaureate College, The Art Institute of Boston, and Lesley College, an undergraduate women's college.

Lesley University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The University's Professional Development Masters Degree program has been accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The Division of Counseling and Psychology is accredited by the Council of Applied Masters Programs in Psychology (C.A.M.P.P.). The Division of Expressive Therapies is accredited by the American Art Therapy Association (A.A.T.A.) and the American Music Therapy Association (A.M.T.A.). The joint programs between the Division of Creative Arts and Learning and the School of Education are accredited through the School of Education.

The Art Institute of Boston is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (N.A.S.A.D.).

The School of Education is affiliated with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement.

Ranking Profile:

- Lesley University is ranked 82nd in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Universities (North)" by US News & World Report 2012.

- Princeton Review has included Lesley in its "Best Regional College" listing. The Princeton Review's regional college guides include information on admissions, financial aid, student body demographics and academics at select colleges.

- "Great Colleges for the Real World" included Lesley University among its top picks.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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