Chances of getting into CUNY Lehman College

CUNY Lehman College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
39.7%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Lehman College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Lehman and can I get accepted? The school has a 40% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,261 out of 15,782 applicants were admitted making Lehman a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. CUNY Lehman College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Lehman SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for CUNY Lehman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for CUNY Lehman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1050

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY Lehman College?

CUNY Lehman College typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #74 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Lehman College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >53%
1045 to 1110 Avg + 40%-53%
980 to 1045 Avg - 28%-40%
915 to 980 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 915 Low <19%
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Lehman ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for CUNY Lehman College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for CUNY Lehman College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2*
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into CUNY Lehman College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY Lehman College was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #77 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Lehman will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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Admission Statistics

CUNY Lehman College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,321 6,461 15,782
Accepted 4,013 2,248 6,261
Acceptance Rate 43% 35% 40%
Enrolled 669 363 1,032
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 16% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Lehman College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

CUNY Lehman College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at CUNY Lehman College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190637 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Lehman College.

Frequently Asked Questions

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Lehman.

40% of those who apply are granted admission to Lehman. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1110. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.