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Lehman Admission Requirements

Bronx, New York

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Your chances of getting into CUNY Lehman College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for CUNY Lehman College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lehman is 55.3%.  Its admission rate is the 40th lowest in New York.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Lehman and can you get accepted?

Lehman is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 12,419 out of the 22,455 who applied were admitted.

CUNY Lehman College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.2. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Lehman?

55% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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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

Lehman GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Lehman are to have around a 3.2 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lehman accepts 55% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Lehman is 3.2 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #92 in New York for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Lehman is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.2 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.2 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Lehman SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required by CUNY Lehman College. The school has a test blind policy.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

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

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Lehman is 1020 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 960-1080. Students who get into CUNY Lehman College score in the top 68 percent of all SAT test takers..  Lehman ranks #101 in the state of New York for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1020 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Lehman regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 960, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 900, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

CUNY Lehman College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not considered for admission, even if submitted (test blind)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1020 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1020, you have around a 55% chance of being admitted. A 1080 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 70% chance of getting in.

CUNY Lehman College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1080 and Above Good >70%
1020 to 1080 Avg + 55%-70%
960 to 1020 Avg - 39%-55%
900 to 960 Reach 25%-39%
Less than 900 Low <25%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for CUNY Lehman College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

CUNY Lehman College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,406 8,935 22,455
Accepted 8,125 4,242 12,419
Acceptance Rate 61% 47% 55%
Enrolled 939 546 1,486
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 13% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

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 Not considered for admission, even if submitted (Test Blind)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Required to be considered for admission

Credits Accepted

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

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to CUNY Lehman College often consider these colleges

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?

55% 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. The average SAT score is 1020. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.