Lehman College
(of the City University of New York)
250 Bedford Park
Boulevard West
Bronx, New York 10468-1589
Tel 718/960-8700
Fax 718/960-8712

1,236 men/3,174 women,
903 men/2,385 women
469 men/1,246 women

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Average SAT scores:
V 426/M 422
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Fees, books, misc.:
$5,150 approx.

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Lehman College has become a technological hub for the Bronx. The College boasts an Academic Computer Center. This Center, through affiliations with the CUNY Media Distribution Center, HETS (Hispanic Educational Telecommunication System), EDNET, and NYC INET, will be linked not only to local city agencies, schools, libraries, and hospitals, but to various campuses around the country. These links will vastly expand the range of resources for classroom use and individual student research.

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Lehman College
(of the City University of New York)
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, New York 10468-1589

 Lehman College (of the City University of New York)
The New York Times describes Lehman as "the most attractive of the CUNY colleges. . .with some of its finest facilities."

College Description
Established in 1968 as an independent senior college of the City University of New York, Lehman College was named for Herbert H. Lehman, the great New York Governor, U.S. Senator, philanthropist, and humanitarian. As the only senior public college in the Bronx, Lehman College serves a diverse student body of many nationalities, incomes, and ages through its commitment to the academic growth and upward mobility not only of its students but of their communities. Lehman College houses public service entities such as the Institute for Literacy Studies and the Speech and Hearing Program as well as a distinguished complex of cultural centers that includes art galleries, concert halls, theaters, and a radio and the cable television station, BRONXNET. The College's extensive outreach programs provide students with opportunities to combine their classroom learning with on-the-job training that serves them well in their future careers.

Academic Life
In addition to programs and departments in the liberal arts, Lehman offers professional programs in business, nursing, health sciences, social work, accounting, computer science, teacher education, and the performing arts as well as premedical, predental, and prelaw programs. Lehman also provides its students with an array of special programs to enrich their educations. These include the Individualized Baccalaureates (which may include interdisciplinary program or independent extradisciplinary studies), Lehman Scholars Program, Adult Degree Program, ESL/Bilingual Program, Study Abroad Program, and internship and field experience opportunities. Lehman offers 14-week Fall and Spring semesters in addition to two 6-week summer sessions; classes are offered days, nights, and weekends to accommodate a student body that includes many adults with working and parenting responsibilities. ð All undergraduate students are required to complete 120 credits to earn the B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. degree. They must complete core courses in the humanities, social sciences, the modern age, natural sciences, and problem solving. They must also complete two English composition courses and distribution courses in seven major areas of inquiry. Major and minor fields of study and a study of a foreign language are also required. Students are also expected to pass examinations and/or complete courses in oral English and to demonstrate physical fitness.

Campus Life
Lehman College offers students many opportunities to form community bonds on campus. The Student Life Building houses more than 60 clubs, which are organized around various cultural, religious, political, academic, and personal interests (hobbies), as well as computer lab, conference, kitchen, and recreation areas. Still other student organizations at Lehman include campus newspapers, a student radio station, performance groups, and sororities. Students who participate in these organizations make a substantive difference in the quality of their own and their fellow students' lives and also gain valuable experience that serves them well in their post-graduation lives. A child care center, Student Health Center, Student Support Center, bookstore, and two cafeterias help to meet students needs and enable them to concentrate on their academic responsibilities. Facilities and Resources Lehman College is a 37-acre campus of Gothic towers and tree-lined walks, where traditional and modern design blend to create an atmosphere of dignity and considerable architectural interest. The Library houses a collection of 536,000 volumes and 500,000 microforms and subscribes to 1,500 periodicals. It boasts a fully automated CUNY-wide book catalog, circulation system, periodical indexes, electronic full-text databases, Internet access, CD-ROMs, LANs, and a video collection. Microcomputers and specialized labs for Internet access, computer graphics, mathematics, biology, and chemistry applications are available throughout the campus. A new Academic Computer Center, slated to open in spring 1998, will provide total connectivity, with satellite capability and networks operational between the campus, public schools, and hospitals.

Lehman College's athletics complex, the APEX, is a 140,000-square-foot structure that includes an Olympic-size swimming pool, an indoor track, handball and tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, dance and aerobic studios, and two full-size gymnasiums. Students participate in intercollegiate sports programs in women's basketball, cross country, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor track, volleyball, and cheerleading, and men's baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track, volleyball, water polo, and cheerleading.

Financial Aid
Lehman College participates in federal and New York State financial aid programs. Students may request aid by filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid form), which will make them eligible for Pell grants, SEOG, SEEK, Work-Study, and student loans. New York State residents may also file a FASIR (Financial Aid Supplemental Information Request), which may enable them to participate in New York State's TAP (Tuition Assistance Program). The College also offers various scholarships, including a renewable Presidential Scholarship for entering freshmen and renewable Lehman College Foundation Scholarships for continuing students. Certain other scholarships and awards offered are tied to specific areas of study.

Admission Requirements
To be considered for regular admission, freshman students must have a high school academic average within a 75-80 range and have successfully completed 8-14 units of college prep courses. Required courses include: 2 or more units of English (or a foreign language) and 2 or more units of math, or 3 units of English, or 3 units of math. Students may also be admitted based on a combined SAT score of 1020 or a combined ACT score of 22, or a total GED score of 300 or higher. Transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 13 credits must have a GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 system) and a high school average of 80; applicants who have completed 13 or more credits must have at least a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 system).

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