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Bronx, New York

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Chances of getting into CUNY Lehman College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for CUNY Lehman College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Lehman and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Lehman is 58%.  It ranks #41 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Lehman is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 11,654 out of 20,132 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 68 percent on standardized admission tests. CUNY Lehman College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.2. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Lehman application fee is $65 and applications are due by May 1.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to CUNY Lehman College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.2 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1020 on the SAT

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by CUNY Lehman College.

Lehman SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for CUNY Lehman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for CUNY Lehman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

CUNY Lehman College is a test optional school meaning applicants are not required to submit SAT scores with their application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "neither required nor recommended".

Students who get into CUNY Lehman College score in the top 68 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 960-1080.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Lehman College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1080 and Above Good >72%
1020 to 1080 Avg + 58%-72%
960 to 1020 Avg - 42%-58%
900 to 960 Reach 28%-42%
Less than 900 Low <28%
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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
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Lehman GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into CUNY Lehman College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Lehman. 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 #92 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lehman accepts 58% of students who apply.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.2 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.


Admission Statistics

CUNY Lehman College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,323 7,809 20,132
Accepted 7,839 3,815 11,654
Acceptance Rate 64% 49% 58%
Enrolled 1,012 570 1,582
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to CUNY Lehman College is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Lehman College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

CUNY Lehman College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
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
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190637 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Lehman College.


Does CUNY Lehman College prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Lehman.

What is my chance of getting into CUNY Lehman College?

58% 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.

What SAT score is required for CUNY Lehman College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1080. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.