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Chances of getting into CUNY Lehman College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Lehman College
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Lehman and can I get accepted? The school has a 38% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,465 out of 19,761 applicants were admitted making Lehman a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. CUNY Lehman College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. CUNY Lehman College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for CUNY Lehman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1070

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #71 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Lehman College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >51%
1070 to 1130 Avg + 38%-51%
1010 to 1070 Avg - 26%-38%
950 to 1010 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 950 Low <17%
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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 2019 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 #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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*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.

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Admission Statistics

CUNY Lehman College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,946 7,815 19,761
Accepted 4,803 2,662 7,465
Acceptance Rate 40% 34% 38%
Enrolled 585 357 942
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 13% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 152 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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


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?

38% of those who apply are granted admission to Lehman. Admission competition is high and the college has very 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 1010 and 1130. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.