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Colleges / Lehman College of the City University of New York

About Lehman

Lehman College of the City University of New York is a public, state school in an urban setting in Bronx, New York. Lehman was founded in 1931 and now enrolls around 15,143 students a year, including 13,002 undergrads.

Lehman offers housing for up to 0 students.

As of 2020, the total market value of Lehman's endowment was $5.178 million For each full-time student, Lehman spends about $9,470. Lehman employs one full-time professor for every 18 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Lehman Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 38%
In-State Tuition $6,930
Out-of-State $14,880

Lehman Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Lehman

Lehman College of the City University of New York does not offer early decision or early action.

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2020 Acceptance Rate for Lehman College of the City University of New York

It is moderately difficult to get into Lehman. In 2020, Lehman accepted 38% of applicants. Last year, 19,759 students applied to Lehman and 7,462 were admitted.

Lehman Waitlist 2021

Lehman reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Lehman College of the City University of New York?

Lehman is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lehman, applicants must submit the following items.

Lehman Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Lehman

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lehman.

Does Lehman Require the ACT or SAT?

Lehman does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 88% submitted the SAT.

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Does Lehman Have On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Lehman provides on-campus housing for students.

Lehman students are active in the school's Club Mac, African Students Association and Dominican Student Association. Multicultural Festival, Student Life Fair, and and Student Organization Open House are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lehman.

Financial Aid at Lehman

Lehman meets 54% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Lehman full-time are awarded $11,322 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Lehman a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lehman

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lehman, around 83% return for their sophomore year.

Around 46% of students who started at Lehman earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Lehman Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $4,410 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lehman sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Lehman a good school for you?

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Where is Lehman College of the City University of New York Located?

Lehman is located in the urban setting of Bronx, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see Lehman for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take New York State Thruway to Bronx, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lehman and Bronx are like without leaving home.

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College Info

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West Bronx, NY 10468-1589

Campus Setting: Urban

Lehman Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lehman is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lehman is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Wondering what life at Lehman is like? There are approximately 15,143 students enrolled at Lehman, including 13,002 undergraduate students and 2,141 graduate students. 62% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NY and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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