Lehman College

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Coordinates: 40°52′21″N 73°53′38″W / 40.87250°N 73.89389°W / 40.87250; -73.89389

Lehman College
Former names
Bronx Branch of Hunter College[1]
TypePublic (State university)
EstablishedSeptember 1967 (1967-09)
Endowment$7.7 Million
PresidentDaniel Lemons (interim)
Undergraduates12,639
Postgraduates2,148
Location
The Bronx, New York City
,
New York
,
United States
CampusUrban
ColorsRoyal blue, vegas gold, and white[2]
AthleticsNCAA Division III, City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC)
NicknameLightning
MascotLightning Bug
Websitewww.lehman.cuny.edu

Lehman College is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) in the Bronx, New York City. It started in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College. It became an independent college in CUNY in September 1967. The college is named after Herbert H. Lehman. He was a New York governor, United States senator, philanthropist, and the son of Lehman Brothers co-founder Mayer Lehman. It is a public, comprehensive, coeducational liberal arts college with more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and specializations. 53% of undergraduate students graduate within six years.[3]

History[change | change source]

Hunter College in the Bronx was built during the 1930s.

Campus[change | change source]

Lehman College Plaza and Music Building

Lehman has a 37-acre (15 hectare) campus with a combination of Collegiate Gothic and modern architecture, located near the Jerome Park Reservoir at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West (250 West 200th Street).

Old Gymnasium

Students[change | change source]

Students at Lehman College are from multiple ethnic and racial identities, multiple language backgrounds, various social classes, and diverse sexual orientations with many international students.

Enrollment (Fall 2018) Lehman College:

  • Undergraduates: 12,639
  • Graduate Students: 2,148
  • Total: 14,787 students[4]

Programs[change | change source]

Lehman College offers a variety of selective and distinguished undergraduate and graduate programs in the Schools of Arts & Humanities, School of Education, School of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS), School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing, and School of Continuing Education.

Well known faculty[change | change source]

There are nearly 400 full-time faculty. Notable faculty include:

Well known graduates[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historic Campus". About Lehman. Lehman College. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  2. "NCAA - Lehman College". Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  3. "City University of New York: Lehman College | The College Board". bigfuture.collegeboard.org. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  4. "Lehman College Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment 2018-19 Fact Book" (PDF). Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  5. "Profiles of Women in Mathematics: Linda G. Keen". Awm-math.org. Archived from the original on April 29, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  6. "The Graduate Center, CUNY – Mathematics" (PDF). Math.gc.cuny.edu. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  7. "AAAS – 2006 Fellows". Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  8. Beltrán, Jesús; Kloss, Brian; Hosler, Jonathan P.; Geng, Jiafeng; Liu, Aimin; Modi, Anuja; Dawson, John H.; Sono, Masanori; Shumskaya, Maria; Ampomah-Dwamena, Charles; Love, James D.; Wurtzel, Eleanore T. (2015). "Control of carotenoid biosynthesis through a heme-based cis-trans isomerase". Nature Chemical Biology. 11 (8): 598–605. doi:10.1038/nchembio.1840. PMC 4509827. PMID 26075523. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  9. "2005 NYC Voter Guide: 13th City Council District Philip F. Foglia". New York City Campaign Finance Board. 2005. Archived from the original on May 4, 2020. Retrieved May 4, 2020.

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