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Lehman College of the City University of New York

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

Lehman Admissions

If you are applying to Lehman, the fee for the application costs $65.

Lehman Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Lehman's admissions stats.

Lehman 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 88%
Waitlist No

Lehman College of the City University of New York Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lehman College of the City University of New York.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Lehman?

Lehman does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Lehman College of the City University of New York Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Lehman?

Getting into Lehman is moderately difficult. Lehman evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Lehman accepted 38% of all applicants, around 7,462 from the 19,759 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Lehman, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Lehman College of the City University of New York

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Lehman

Lehman has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Lehman Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Lehman

What does Lehman consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Lehman for more information on admission factors.

Lehman Application Requirements

To apply to Lehman, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Lehman's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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 Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lehman?

Lehman has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lehman looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Lehman is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 88% of Lehman's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lehman?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lehman students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lehman students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Lehman?

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Lehman College of the City University of New York

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Lehman. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Lehman during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Lehman Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lehman?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lehman.

Does Lehman accept transfer credits?

✅ Lehman accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lehman accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Lehman accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Lehman accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lehman?

✅ Lehman is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Lehman's acceptance rate?

✅ Lehman has an acceptance rate of 38%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lehman?

❌ Lehman does not offer early decision.

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Lehman Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Lehman? Lehman is a somewhat selective institution. The Lehman acceptance rate is 38%. This means that the institution accepts 37 out of every 100 applicants.


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


ACT Range

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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