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Lehman College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, USA. It was established in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College and later became an independent college within the City University in 1968. The college is named after Herbert Lehman, a former New York governor, United States senator and philanthropist. The campus is spread over an area of 37 acres.

CUNY Lehman College is a public, coeducational liberal arts college with more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and specializations. The college is home to the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, which is a professional theater.

The sports teams of Lehman College actively participate in NCAA, CUNY Athletic Conference, ECAC, Knickerbocker Athletic Conference, Metropolitan Collegiate Swimming Conference, Hudson Valley Men s/ Women s Athletic Conferences, Metropolitan Intercollegiate Men s Volleyball Conference, and the New York State Women s Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Profile of CUNY Lehman College

Lehman College is found in Bronx, NY. Bronx is a large city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master s certificate at Lehman College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in education and teaching and family and social work.

Lehman College Selectivity

Admission to Lehman College is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 35% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 400. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 410 and 500.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Lehman College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 10,922 in 2007 at the school. Lehman College has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the City University of New York Athletic Conference.

Lehman College Tuition and Affordability

Lehman College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Lehman College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching579elementary school teaching, special ed, math teaching, health teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, English teaching, ESL instruction, . . .
Liberal Arts370sociology, economics, history, English, political science, anthropology, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, . . .
Business and Management224 business management, accounting
Family and Social Work 181social work, food and nutrition
Nursing and Emergency Medicine173registered nursing, adult health nursing, various nursing
Medical Support and Technology 95audiology and speech pathology, speech pathology
Therapy and Counseling88psychology
Computer Science and Engineering60computer science, information science
Medical Adminstration57 health care facilities management
Media49 mass communication
Fine Arts37fine arts
Science16biology, chemistry, geology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13 dietitian
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Design 8graphic design
Religion and Philosophy 5philosophy
Music3music performance

Contact: Lehman College

CUNY Lehman College

Bedford Park Blvd W

Bronx, NY 10468

General Phone: (718) 960-8000


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