Lehman College, The City University of New York


Institution Profile


Lehman College of the City University of New York continues a tradition of internationalism that started in 1946, when the first meetings of the United Nations were held on our campus. Our students come from 138 countries and speak over 60 languages. You will feel right at home at the College and in New York City, which takes great pride in its diversity and the warm welcome it extends to its international visitors.  A multicultural city, New York has a vast array of neighborhoods—many right near Lehman College—where immigrants from countries around the globe have settled. Food, language, dress, religion, and other aspects of culture in these areas provide continuity with the students’ roots.  


Lehman College has been acclaimed by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation for programs in biological sciences, psychology, mathematics and computer science, physics, and astronomy.


Examples of other notable degree majors include:

• accounting

• economics

• business administration

• nursing

• dietetics

• social work

• speech pathology

• mass communication

• multimedia journalism


Students’ classroom and lab experience is enhanced through internships with major companies and organizations.


For many international students, the Lehman ESL Institute is the first step to a degree program at Lehman. We offer an intensive English program, which fully complies with the F1 visa requirements and provides 18 hours of instruction per week in Grammar/Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking. In addition, there are classes that focus on such specific skills as pronunciation and college writing. Students who complete our intensive English program and meet all other academic requirements may be eligible for Lehman admission without the TOEFL test. 


Institution Demographics:


Total enrollment: 12,287

Undergraduate enrollment: 9,863 

Graduate enrollment: 2,424 

International Student Enrollment: 283

Male 29.8%  Female   70.2%

Faculty-student ratio: 13.5 

Faculty: Full-Time: 368 Part-Time: 544 

Number of countries represented on your campus: 138 

List the top five countries represented on your campus: South Korea, Dominican Republic, Turkey 


Admission requirements:


Undergraduate: http://www.lehman.edu/admissions/requirements.php

Graduate: http://www.lehman.edu/graduate-studies/general-instructions.php


Collaborative Programs: 


Please visit: http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/academics/continuing-


English as a Second Language Programs and Services:


1.  Does your institution have an Intensive English Program? Yes_X____ No _____ 


2.  Does your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?Yes__X___ No _____


3.  Does your institution admit students to degree programs (conditionally or unconditionally)  if they have not met the English proficiency requirement?Yes_____ No ___X__


4.  Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admittedstudents?Yes_X____ No _____


5.  Please describe your services:

Students attend classes in the ESL Institute until they reach intermediate level of proficiency and are admitted to college. They may be exempted from the TOEFL test if they meet all academic requirements. They are offered contextualized ESL classes in their freshman year.  


International Student Housing options:


1.  Is on-campus housing available for international students? Yes _____ No X


2.  What, if any other options do international students have for housing? Educational Housing Services


3.  Indicate the specific website for this information.http://studenthousing.org/and/cuny


Visa Information:


Does your institution issue  

__X__ I-20 for requesting F-1/M-1 visa?

__X_ DS-2019 to request J-1 visa?


Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students:


Tuition:  http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/administration/business-office/bursar-office/tuition-and-fees.php


Per credit charge: $485 (undergraduate); $675 (graduate) 


Fees: http://www.lehman.edu/administration/business-office/bursar-office/schedule-of-fees.php


Is financial aid available for international students? Yes _____ No __X___


Student activities and campus life: 


Lehman College has 60 organizations and clubs, which contribute to the vibrant student life. Numerous sporting events are held in the impressive state-of-the-art sports facility—the APEX. For art lovers, there is an Art Gallery and a Performing Arts Center, which showcases local and world-renowned artists. 

For more information on these and other activities, please go to http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/campus-life/

Contact Info

For information about ESL Institute:  Dr. Mila Ellis, Carman Hall 128, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY 10468, ludmila.ellis@lehman.cuny.edu
(tel) 718-960-8924; (fax) 718-960-8727

For Information about degree programs: Office of Undergraduate Admission http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/admissions/contact-us.php or

Office of graduate admission: http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/graduate-studies/graduate-admissions-contact.php


Campus Location

Lehman College

250 Bedford Park W

Bronx, NY 10468

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Application Deadlines

For all International students:

Fall: February 1

Spring: September 15