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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 13,000 undergraduates pursuing more than 50 majors. About half the student body is 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 over 80 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.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: Lehman College is offering most of its courses remotely in both synchronous and asynchronous format. Some classes also have in-person components, particularly those that rely on hands-on activities, like labs and clinical experiences. The college distributed laptops to students who needed them for fall instruction.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$28,600
% of students who get any grants
63%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$3,600
Average price for low-income students
$1,600
admissions
Acceptance rate
40%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1050/NA
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
11,560
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
49%
Average time to a degree
4.6 years
Average student debt
$10,500
Average salary within 5 years
$45,600
% earning more than $28,000
74%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
rolling

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

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: Lehman College is offering most of its courses remotely in both synchronous and asynchronous format. Some classes also have in-person components, particularly those that rely on hands-on activities, like labs and clinical experiences. The college distributed laptops to students who needed them for fall instruction.

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

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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