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CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, New York

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CUNY Lehman College overview
Location Bronx, New York
Online cuny.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
CUNY Lehman College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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CUNY Lehman College, a public institution located in the Bronx, New York, is a senior liberal arts college within the City University of New York (CUNY) system and lies within close proximity to the urban dynamism of Manhattan. Established in 1968 after branching off from Hunter College, Lehman occupies a 37-acre campus featuring a mix of modern and historical architecture, including the notable neoclassical Lehman Hall. The college offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with particular emphasis on education, nursing, and the performing arts. The diverse academic environment at Lehman is less selective, aiming to provide accessibility to higher education for a wide range of students. The college does not provide on-campus housing, reflecting its commuter school status. While Lehman is not primarily recognized for its athletics, it does field a variety of teams known as the Lightning, participating in the NCAA Division III as a part of the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC).

In the most recent statistical year 22,455 prospective students applied, and 12,419 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,486 enrolled in the school.  7,587 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 5,428 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,930 plus fees of $480. Lehman is ranked 646 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Lehman is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
CUNY Lehman College overview
SAT 960/1080
Estimated GPA 3.2

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

New York Resident Tuition

In State Costs for CUNY Lehman College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$480
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $17,919
Budget for Other Expenses$5,904
Total One Year Cost$32,597

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for CUNY Lehman College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$480
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $17,919
Budget for Other Expenses$5,904
Total One Year Cost$40,547

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by CUNY Lehman College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 24%
Business 22%
Social Sciences 13%
Human Services 7%
Psychology 7%

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