Lehman College

250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468
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(718) 960-8000


Named after Herbert H. Lehman, the legendary New York governor, senator, and humanitarian, the College was founded in 1968 and has graduated over 50,000 men and women who have gone on to achieve distinction in business, government, the arts, social services, and many other fields.

Special Programs

Language Transition Program offers non-native speakers practice in all language skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Lehman Scholars Program BA/BS: An honors curriculum for self-directed students that offers seminars, interdisciplinary concentrations, and independent work.

Individualized Baccalaureate Programs available with separate application and interview required. Qualified students may satisfy up to 30 credits through internship, research, or work-study programs.

Internship Programs allow students to work for credit in outside agencies.

Adult Degree Program tailored to the needs of the individual adult, 25 years or older, who has family or work responsibilities.

Weekend Advantage Program: Students may take courses on Saturday and Sunday including graduate course work in education.


  • The New York Times has called Lehman "the most attractive of the CUNY colleges with some of the finest facilities."
  • The College's original gray-stone, Tudor-Gothic-style buildings were constructed in the 1930s. These structures are of enduring interest to urban planners and architects.
  • Lehman recently opened a new computer lab for the biological sciences that will allow undergraduates to take advantage of advanced research software.
  • The six centers and institutes on the Lehman campus include the Institute for Irish Studies and the Bronx Institute, whose mission is to foster faculty research.

Named after Herbert H. Lehman, the legendary New York governor, senator, and humanitarian, the College was established in 1968 and has graduated over 60,000 men and women who have gone on to achieve distinction in business, government, the arts, social services, and many other fields.

Lehman's beautiful, tree-lined, 37-acre campus is located in a residential section of the northwest Bronx, along the historic Jerome Park Reservoir. The only CUNY senior college in the Bronx, Lehman enrolls more than 12,000 students of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds. The College has recently added new facilities, including a $16 million Multimedia Center, and currently offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Outstanding facilities, a friendly campus atmosphere, and accessible faculty create an academic environment that helps Lehman students excel. Recently added programs include an undergraduate major in multimedia journalism and master's programs in business and educational leadership.

Inside the classroom, Lehman often feels like a small college. Undergraduate courses have an average of 18 students. Students often collaborate with faculty on research projects, especially in biology and psychology.

Lehman's tradition of one-on-one mentoring has helped to establish the College's excellent record of student acceptance to medical and graduate schools, including some of the nation's most prestigious programs. It also fosters a spirit of partnership among Lehman students, who often meet in the Leonard Lief Library to study together or work on group projects.

A wide range of programs support and enrich the Lehman experience, including an award-winning Freshman Year Initiative, the Weekend Advantage Program, and the Adult Degree Program for students 25 and older.

High-achieving students take advantage of programs like the Macaulay Honors College at Lehman, the Lehman Scholars, and MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers).

Lehman helps students make the right decisions about careers and graduate education. The Career Services Office provides career counseling, on-campus interviews, and workshops on selecting majors, resume writing, and interview techniques.

Renowned faculty members include Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano, recent U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, and several notable scientists.

Athletic and recreation facilities include two full-sized gymnasiums that house an indoor track, aerobic fitness and free-weight rooms, dance and aerobics studios, four racquetball courts, and one of the area's largest indoor swimming pools.

The Lehman campus is accessible from any of the five boroughs or from Westchester County. Parking is available in attended lots directly across from the campus.

Travel Directions


#4 to Bedford Park Boulevard, 200th Street; D, C to Bedford Park Boulevard, Concourse.


Bx1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 22, 26, 28, 32, 34.
Liberty Lines BXM4A or 4B express buses from Manhattan stop near the campus.


Metro North: Hudson Line to Marble Hill Station. Harlem Line to Botanical Garden Station.

College Contacts

Mr. Clarence Wilkes

Shuster Hall, Room 161
(877) LEHMAN-1 (toll-free)

Financial Aid
Mr. David Martinez

Shuster Hall, Room 136
(718) 960-8545