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Colleges / Lehman College of the City University of New York

Lehman College of the City University of New York

Bronx, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate38%
Acceptance Rate38%

About Lehman

Lehman College of the City University of New York Overview

Lehman College of the City University of New York is a public, state school in the city of Bronx, New York. Lehman was founded in 1931 and enrolls around 15,143 students a year, including 13,002 undergraduates. Lehman provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.

Student Involvement at Lehman

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Lehman's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Lehman students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Lehman, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Lehman has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Lehman on the Student Life page.

2022 Lehman Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 38%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 88%
In-State Tuition $6,930
Out-of-State $14,880
Percent of Need Met 54%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,322

Is Lehman a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Lehman offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Lehman Acceptance Rate 2022

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

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lehman

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 83% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lehmancome back 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 Outlook Lehman Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Lehman directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Lehman College of the City University of New York's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Lehman's endowment was valued at $5.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $9,470 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Lehman

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

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.

Graduates in the class of 2022 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.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Lehman.

Based on this information, is Lehman the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! 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 would like 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

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Lehman ACT Scores


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Lehman SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

470 - 550


Reading SAT Range

480 - 560

Lehman Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

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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