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Rank: 110

CUNY Lehman College

This college in the Bronx has a national reputation for fostering social mobility. Even better, students say their professors truly care about the courses -- and the people -- they're teaching. Lehman has about 10,000 undergraduates, most of them female, pursuing about 50 majors. About half of their entire student body are first generation college students. The most popular degrees are health- and business-related. Used as a training station for women serving in World War II, the campus is historic and features sprawling grassy lawns that make you feel far from the city. The student body is fairly diverse, with significant Hispanic and black populations. Lehman values performance; its arts center has a schedule packed with shows, plus an entire department dedicated to music, multimedia, theater, and dance. Seeking other ways to keep busy? There is no shortage of options with 50 clubs and organizations to choose from, including religious, social advocacy, or pop culture and entertainment groups. Past events at the school include yoga on the Quad hosted by its Namaste Yoga Club and Cosplay Cafe, a dress-up dining experience for costume lovers.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$28,300
% of students who get any grants
59%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$3,100
Average price for low-income students
$250
admissions
Acceptance rate
35%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1040/NA
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
10,949
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
90%
% of need met
54%
% of students who get merit* grants
1%
Average merit grant
$3,450
student success
Graduation rate
46%
Average time to a degree
4.7 years
Average student debt
$9,990
Average salary within 3 years
$46,600
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
28%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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