Lehman College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

CUNY Lehman College
CUNY Lehman College.

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Lehman College Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Lehman College are competitive, with only 32% of applicants accepted in 2016. To apply, interested students should fill out and send in an application form, along with high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. Students can find the application on the CUNY system's website, and are encouraged to visit the campus and schedule an interview with the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Lehman College Description:

Originally founded in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College, Lehman is now one of the 11 senior colleges of CUNY. The college is located along the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Kingsbridge Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. The college has a student-centered curriculum and can boast of a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. Students at Lehman come from over 90 countries. High achieving students should look into the Macaulay Honors College which provides full tuition scholarship plus lots of other academic, professional and cultural perks. In athletics, the Lehman College Lightning Bugs compete in the NCAA Division III CUNYAC (City University of New York Athletic Conference). Popular sports include swimming, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and cross country.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,329 (11,320 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 58% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,812 (in-state); $13,922 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,364 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,042
  • Other Expenses: $5,302
  • Total Cost: $26,520 (in-state); $33,630 (out-of-state)

Lehman College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 87%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 9%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,505
    • Loans: $4,469

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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