CUNY Lehman College

CUNY Lehman College

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.

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Contacting Lehman College

CUNY Lehman College
Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx , NY 10468
General Phone: (718) 960-8000

Lehman College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching532multilingual education, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, ...
Liberal Arts334Latin American studies, African-American studies, Hispanic-American studies, linguistics, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, ...
Business and Management284business management, accounting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine208registered nursing, adult health nursing, neonatal nursing, pediatric nursing, various nursing
Family and Social Work161food and nutrition, social work
Medical Support and Technology126speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Therapy and Counseling94psychology
Medical Administration82health care facilities management, public health education
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy54parks and recreation studies, recreational therapy, dietitian
Computer Science and Engineering52information science, computer science
Media40mass communication, journalism courses
Science34biology, chemistry, physics
Fine Arts21fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Music6music performance
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy
Design5graphic design
Medicine4public health

Number of programs and degrees for Lehman College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,38343
Master's degree65432
Post-master's certificate336

Lehman College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lehman College had a total enrollment of 10,922 students (8,530 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 17%
Black 31%
Hispanic 44%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 14%
20-21 14%
22-24 18%
25-29 18%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York98%
(International Students)1%
State unknown1%

Lehman College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 67 %

Lehman College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Lehman College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400490
SAT Math400500

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Lehman College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,340
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,980
Books and supplies $ 1,016

Financial Aid:
Lehman College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 702200)

Lehman College Faculty

Lehman College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4882
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1617

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year69$108,58727$107,469
Associate professoracademic year40$86,81953$86,071
Assistant professoracademic year44$70,51372$70,684
Instructoracademic year5$55,5335$59,639
Lectureracademic year24$66,08734$63,429
All faculty totalacademic year182$87,536191$78,573

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lehman College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball City University of New York Athletic Conference

Lehman College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Journalism, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Lehman College Highlights

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What Sets Lehman College Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Lehman College Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Lehman College Number of students
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Lehman College Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Lehman College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Lehman College % of degrees in medical administration
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 10%Lehman College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Lehman College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Lehman College % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Lehman College % of degrees in fine arts
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Lehman College Female % of student body
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Lehman College % of degrees in family and social work
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Lehman College Minority % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Lehman College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% students 40 years or older
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Lehman College % students 40 years or older

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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