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3 College Freshman

Academics: Proffessors are ok ,but it varies like any other school

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm a double major in English Literature and History, the professors in both departments are helpful though they're two of the most writing intensive majors as well as reading and research intensive so be prepared for a lot of work.

3 College Junior

Academics: Not all of the courses that are on the website are offer at the school which makes choosing very hard especially if your set on one class that isn't offered. The overhauls in the departments makes it difficult to have professors more than once because they would be there one semester and gone the next.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are some really great and knowledgeable professors here, just do your work and everything will be fine. All registration process is fairly simple, just look at the website, and visit the school and there is loads of information. The most popular study area is the library.

5 College Junior

Academics: I like the opportunities to learn a great amount of information. There are also honors that you can join which motivate students to keep high grades.

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With a myriad of majors and interdisciplinary and special programs to choose from, the academics at Lehman truly offer students one of the best opportunities to expand their intellectual horizons. Students are required to take core curriculum courses in humanities, social and natural sciences, mathematics, and foreign language, along with their major and minor requirements. For those who desire a more rigorous academic experience, they can apply to the Macaulay Honors College. This program only admits incoming freshmen, and MHC students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5, take at least nine honors seminars and two years of foreign language, and enroll in major requirements, as well. However, MHC students are exempt from taking the general college’s core curriculum requirements, and they don’t need to declare a minor, either. They are also granted scholarships for all four years, stipends, and the latest MacBook Pro laptops.

However, students already attending Lehman can apply to join the Lehman Scholars Program if they have less than 64 credits. LSP students are held to the same academic standards as MHC students, but unlike MHC students, they are only required to take four honors seminars, and they don’t qualify for the scholarships or receive stipends or laptops. Nonetheless, LSP students still have access to all internship programs and seminars that are offered to MHC students, and all students, whether they are in the honors programs or general college, have access to some of the best professors—dynamic and quirky instructors who base their grades on the caliber of the students’ work, as well as class participation, effort, and obvious interest and passion for the subject matter. There is no such thing as grade inflation at Lehman.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
13:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
368
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
471
Total FT Faculty
368
Faculty with Terminal Degree
75%
Average Faculty Salary
$88,057
Full-Time Retention Rate
82%
Part-Time Retention Rate
67%
Transfer-Out Rate
31%
Graduation Rate
35%
Programs/Majors Offered
72
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 39%
  • 20 to 49 students: 59%
  • 50 or more students: 2%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Division of Adult and Continuing Education
  • Division of Arts and Humanities
  • Division of Education
  • Division of Natural & Social Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 5%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
  • Social Work: 5%
  • Sociology: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
There is a variety of online courses offered at Lehman, especially because it is a commuter college and many of the students work full-time and support their own families. All instructions and materials are provided through Blackboard, and work is submitted through the discussion board and drop box. Online courses are on the rise at Lehman because of how convenient and flexible they are; the only downside is that there is little to no professor/student interaction.
Best Places to Study
  • Carman CafĂ©
  • The IT center
  • Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Get administrative paperwork done early.
  • Get to know your advisers, deans, and department chairs. They will be helpful throughout your academic career.
  • Show up for class on time.
  • Speak up in class as well as in campus organizations/clubs.
  • Visit all of the departments that you're interested in and get as much information as you can.
Did You Know?
A Lehman student can take classes at any of the CUNY campuses.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 31 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 30 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 7 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 7 responses

  • 0% This was my dream school.
  • 71% This was one of my top choices.
  • 29% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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