Lehman Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into CUNY Lehman College
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT78%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1110|
|Average SAT Score||1050|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
Lehman ACT Scores
ACT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT-
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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|
Avg. High School GPA3.2*
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||16%||16%|
What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Lehman College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.