Lehman College of the City University of New York: Narrative Description

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250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468-1589
Tel: (718)960-8000; 877-Lehman1
Admissions: (718)960-8131
Fax: (718)960-8712
Web Site: http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/


State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1931. Setting: 37-acre urban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $229,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $6158 per student. Total enrollment: 10,281. Faculty: 780 (337 full-time, 443 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 5,227 applied, 27% were admitted. Full-time: 5,038 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 3,070 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 110 other countries, 0.1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 49% Hispanic, 35% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 52% 25 or older, 13% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; home economics/vocational home economics; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Area resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per year part-time. State resident tuition: $170 per year part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per year part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $270 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: Club Mac, African Students Association, Dominican Student Association, The Sociology Club, Club Live. Major annual events: Multicultural Festival, Student Life Fair, Student Organization Open House. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Lehman College Library plus 1 other with 541,944 books, 1,350 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $960,000. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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