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CUNY Lehman College Reviews

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  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 out of 16 people found this review useful. 1 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lehman Department of Public Safety supports the College's mission by helping to maintain a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. They aim to create a student-centered and learning-centered campus where students from all backgrounds feel welcome and able to achieve their educational goals.

    Food and Dining

    I like the dinning options because they vary and there are lots to choose from. There are vegetarian options and different ethnic foods.

    Dorm Life

    It help you find housing while you study at Lehman College. This information may be useful to both fulltime students and visiting Summer and Winter Session students. Also most importantly, the rooms are cleaned every single week.

    Academic Rigor

    The essential academic activities at Lehman College - teaching, learning, and research - are grouped here by disciplines and services. These activities are reflected in three schools that contain the traditional academic departments and degree programs and a fourth school that provides access for non-traditional students.

    Tips for prospective students

    At CUNY--Lehman College, 84.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $1,860. so if you do well in the first semester itself, it is great and you will this scholarship.

    In three sentences

    This is a truly beautiful campus that somehow makes you think you are way out of the city. And...only a street away from the #4 Subway and 3 away from the D. It offers such a wide variety of programs and degrees: the arts, sciences, humanities, education, music and even an honor's college.

  • 06/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 18 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 4 people found this inaccurate. 2 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    International, Commuting, Adult, Student Leaders, First Year Students(straight from high school, or never attended college etc..) and Disabled. If I missed anyone, I just forgot, it's good for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    You MUST REACH OUT!!! It is a commuter school and with that there are a many students who put this school third on their list, are transferring from it or too it. If you reach out and use all of the Campus Services that are available you will have not only the best college experience but the most productive and beneficial time of your life!! Guaranteed.

    Bang for the buck

    It's $2,300 a semester, that's $4600 a year, they have a pay as you go program called the hard time Deferment plan that pays Half of whatever you owe and there are jobs all over campus!!! The most you have to worry about are transportation( which the train/ bus and roads are all just a couple of feet away), food and cell phone bills.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am very involved in my school. If you say I don't know what's out there or how do I get involved in Lehman go to the student life building. Ask for the Associate Director of Campus Life Mr. Ray Flook and meet him. From there your life will never be the same!!He knows a lot and what he doesn't know he'll point you in the right direction. Also Amanda Dubois of Community Service, Service Learning and First Year Students. She's Amazing as well.

    Am learning a lot

    Go to RateMyProfessor.com, ask students, and you will avoid the difficult staff and professors. Then you will meet only the best and the most professional people you could ever encounter!!

  • 07/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 10 people found this review useful. 3 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Its a commuter school, so anyone who likes travel and meeting...interesting characters on the subway and/or bus would definitely like it here. Not to mention theres also a great gym facility here and good sports teams for athletes.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO EVERYTHING EARLY! Its always wise to get everything out of the way before the last minute but since there are hundreds of applicants a year and limited staff, it should be a priority. I also recommend good SAT scores since without those you'll need to take a Compass test which is an automatic rejection if you fail.

    Bang for the buck

    Any school is what you make of it, but overall Lehman is worth checking out since its close to Fordham Road which is great for shopping and food, especially since showing your student id gets you discounts at a lot of places.

    Am enjoying being here

    Unfortunately if you're eager and have a lot of drive it will be a bit depressing being around most students here. A lot of them just don't seem to care, especially since the tuition is so low and financial aid is so great the only thing to lose by being lackadaisical is time until they cut your funding. But otherwise the clubs are great and events, though rare, are fun and worthwhile.

    Am learning a lot

    The curriculum can definetly be challenging but generally differs from teacher to teacher. The FYI program for freshman is really great at providing a safe environment for first-timers by providing a block schedule for the first semester. Plus the college places high emphasis on the liberal arts, especially composition, so be ready to write.

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 8 people found this review useful. 4 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Lehman is a great school for people that want to have a well rounded education. Since it is a liberal arts college, you'll be taking classes in various areas that will make you more aware of the world in whole. You may go into college with a major and taking the many distributed courses may indeed help you find the major that best suits you. On top of that there is a great support system behind, no one wants to see you fail and you shouldn't either. Lehman has over 80 majors, so there is something for everyone. You'll walk in as a uncertain student and walk out as a well trained professional. Lehman is a great school and should be one of your choices.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing I would say to prospective students is take advantage of every opportunity college offers you. If there is workshops that will help you become the best student you can possibly be, hey why not take it. It will indeed help you. Every place you visit on campus with questions will help you in every way possible.

    Bang for the buck

    Since Lehman is part of the City University, tuition is not that crazy or expensive compared to private universities. You definitely get what you are paying for, however it depends how you spend your time on campus. One can go to the Career service center to help plan their future, the wellness center, the state of the art gym (Olympic size swimming pool, dance studio, weight lifting room and etc), the library, or the campus life building. However, it depends on how you take advantage of everything that is offered there and it's free for students!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I have definitely made some great friends. The people in your classes are really easy to get along with. There are a lot activities that are always occurring. There is campus life building that is full with people, you could go there to study, social, or find student discounts to various Broadway shows. Also the college is not far from the train.

    Am learning a lot

    As a freshman straight out of high school, I wanted a school that will make the transition a less hassle. The staff and the people you meet are really nice. My professors never bored me, they were interesting and knew what they were teaching. Lehman really surprised me.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 6 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 1 person found this inaccurate. 5 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    walking around campus or even in the buildings there is usually a campus police duo roaming around the halls and campus

    Bang for the buck

    prices on campus arent too bad, you can definately get a deal on some items or you can end up paying more.

    What to do for fun

    the student life building at lehman holds many wonderful groups and activities for the students on campus. there is a games room, radio station, and out door athletic facilities free for anyone to use. the apex has a great gym and a wonderfully sized swimming pool for those on the more aquatic side

    Food and Dining

    the food choices on campus are great! they have a wonderful diversity, anything from sushi to chinese to american and italian.

    Dorm Life

    to my knowledge there are no dorms at lehman

    Academic Rigor

    their standards vary depending on majors. for example, the nursing and business department are very strict and difficult to get into. others are lax and rather helpful

    Tips for prospective students

    keep up a clean appearance and a close eye on the classes you need to take! lehman is all about how you represent yourself. if you look dingy and come to them with a disrespectful attitude you will get it back. also, keep an eye and stay up to date on the classes you need to take and ask questions, they wont tell you everything till the last minute.

    In three sentences

    lehman college has a nice, open layout with wonderful lawns and great outdoor athletic facilites. their professors are all about helping you, the student, get the greatest education you can get and are willing to help you in any way possible. just keep up with the classes you need to take and you will have a great experience!

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    tons of cuny officers around

    Clubs and Activities

    honary league, young mens league

    Great for these types of students

    honor students, or students tryin to figure out their way

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing out the ordinary

    Bang for the buck

    cuny schools are more affordable especially for the out of pocket student, lots of payment options

    What to do for fun

    after hours with classmates are always fun. you never know who you may network with

    Food and Dining

    not bad prices and a few small cafeterias so you dont have to travel to the other side of campus

    Dorm Life

    there is no on campus life only drawback for maybe a student that may want that experience

    Academic Rigor

    some classes will definitely keep you on your toes

    Tips for prospective students

    lots of online classes available. make sure you have your class outline prepared for your degree major set semesters in advance. give yourself time to take general requirements and pay attention to changes they may make in class requirements

    In three sentences

    great campus like setting full of student activities to boost your love for the school. lots of concerts and plays for the theatre and music lovers. tons of campus parking and close to trains and buses

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    friendly

    What to do for fun

    pool area gym pool table swimming pool, etc.

    Food and Dining

    food a bit pricey but huge lunchroom

    Dorm Life

    no dorming

    Tips for prospective students

    you will love the campus

    In three sentences

    love it great environment great professors

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 8 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The cost of tuition has gone up due to budget cuts in New York City, however, CUNY schools are still among the more affordable of options for those who want to pursue a degree in higher education.

    What to do for fun

    In addition to campus events, and events that are hosted by specific clubs on campus, Lehman College Theater hosts a variety of concerts, plays, dance shows and more. The external events are sometimes discounted for Lehman students with a validated ID.

    Food and Dining

    As far as the cost of food is concerned, the food is subsidized, so it's not as expensive compared to off-campus restaurants. The food selections are broad (e.g. they recently added sushi to the cafeteria menu) and you can usually find something to suit your tastebuds, whether you want a light snack or something a little heavier. The taste of the food is okay, overall, but it does the job when you want to grab something quick to eat before/after a class.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor, in my experience, is determined more by the professor you have rather than the actual course material. A really thorough and accomodating professor can make a rigorous course seem like a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Network, network, network! When you find a good professor, office administrator, student, etc. who is really excellent in a particular area, make note of that person's name and contact information. Having a go-to person who gives you accurate and up-to-date information is an invaluable resource.

    In three sentences

    Lehman has a beautiful campus and the library and computer facilities are more than adequate for the demands of the curriculum. The student population is as diverse as New York City itself, however, there is still a comraderie among the students -- despite these differences. The faculty members that I've taken classes with have been knowledgeable in the related subject and make themselves available outside of the classroom for students who need additional instruction.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If at night you need help on being escorted to the train station, you can always use one of the buzz stations and a security guard will come and aid you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety to join, look into them when you've the chance to!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, commuter, education focused people.

    Bang for the buck

    Wouldn't have to worry about loans just yet, TAP and Federal Pell should help with the costs in the beginning. Definitely look into internships and scholarships very early however! Every dollar counts.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join here, and tons of volunteer activities to do. It's also cool to sit on the grass and chill with friends, along with going to the APEX to exercise some stress off. Likewise, anyone can sit at the tables and bleachers just to sit and relax.

    Food and Dining

    There's a Starbucks within the campus for those coffee lovers, so that's definitely worth checking out. And then there's the usual cafeteria that is made of stations that serves sandwiches made on the spot, salads to your specifications, Chinese, sushi, pizza, and many hot entrees for a lunch. There's also a huge selection of drinks, fruit, and snacks to choose from. And if you're not up to buying from the cafeteria to sit down and eat, you could always either grab a quick snack from the vending machine. The best for your buck though would be to grab some halal food at the cart nearest to the gate leading to the train station outside. The man that runs it is the best!

    Dorm Life

    While there is student housing available, most people that come to college live at home or have an apartment, as Lehman's more of a commuter campus. It's more of a community feel here.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are your usual 20-30 students to one professor, but that's cool. Makes getting used to college classes easier. The work is a little more than what you probably did at high school, but that's expected. Still earning a quality education at a good price.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you've no idea which college to start off at, unsure of where to go while keeping costs low, Lehman's the place to be. You don't have to buy the textbooks for every class, wait a while before making the decision to. And always keep up with the material!

    In three sentences

    If you're looking to keep costs low and still have a quality education, Lehman's a good place to start. Transitioning here from high school is easy, and everyone on campus is welcoming and friendly, and the campus is quite beautiful too! The perfect size and find to everything, it's got history and flair.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    School Safety officers are always alert and they are easy to contact.

    Greek Life

    There is a Greek life club and a couple of org members around the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a huge range of clubs for example anime club, newspaper, dance club, community service clubs and a Greek life club.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty affordable defiantly worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Student life building offers games like xbox, ping pong, pool tables & a whole bunch of clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good a bit expensive but no worries many other options are available near outside campus.

    In three sentences

    Overall great environment, feel like your upstate but your actually in the city. There are a huge range of classes available to any interest.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I personally feel very safe on campus. No one asks for ID but outside of the campus beware. We are in the Bronx so the types of individuals you encounter outside of the campus may not be too thrilling.

    What to do for fun

    It's a commuter college so there are no dorms. What to do is pretty much study and go the manhattan on your free time since it is so close to public transportation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get informed! Take the initiative now that your applying for colleges to get all the information you can. Plan and study hard as well as make as many connections as possible.

    In three sentences

    Lehman college is highly organized with rigorous academic standards. The professors are all highly qualified and offer immense assistance with any career needs. Also the school is located 45 minutes from NYC through public transportation.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is found nearly everywhere, with booths found at many of the gates, security cameras Lehman does well with security.

    Greek Life

    If there is a greek life at Lehman, its nearly non existent so for those of you that want to join any sort of sorority, Lehman's not for you

    Clubs and Activities

    Although I have only played pool, and ping pong about three times, the amount of clubs and activities that Lehman has to offer is more than enough for the average Joe.

    Great for these types of students

    Lehman is great for students that are serious about school. The majority of people i tend to meet at Lehman are nice, educated, economically disadvantaged, and very eager to learn which makes it a great school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unique thing about this campus is that there are underground tunnels that run throughout most of the school. This is very beneficial because when it rains, snows, or its just too cold, the underground tunnels are a major convenience yet oddly they tunnels are not used all that much.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a public college, the bang for the buck when it comes to food, on campus activities and tuition is fantastic, with an average tuition of around 2,700$ a semester, many private colleges just cannot compete.

    What to do for fun

    Walking around the campus, visiting the student life center to play things from Xbox, pool, to different clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food selection is very average compared to most colleges. With your choice of Chinese, Italian, American, salads, snacks, and many other choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not currently offered at Lehman.

    Academic Rigor

    Had some pretty fantastic teachers here.

    Tips for prospective students

    The online system that CUNY uses is very confusing and is down every now and then. Be prepared to stumble and get lost every now and then.

    In three sentences

    Lehman College is a good school that is definitely underestimated. When it comes to the students there all nice and here to learn. A plus of attending Lehman out of the many CUNY campuses is that it has the best looking campus.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is on point and there are rarely any problems, they are punctual and they handle everything in a smooth manner.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs on campus are fantastic there is basically a club for anything you may be interested in so it is good to check out the campus newsletter and emails.

    Bang for the buck

    There are deals to be found now that you can rent your textbook for the semester. I also photocopy the chapters we will need for the class by following the syllabus.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the movies, plays on campus, parties on campus, music evenings and I also go to Broadway and watch musicals and other Broadway shows.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is good but a little pricey, I say stick to off campus dining it will be better for your wallet if you are on a fixed income.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I haven't heard anything negative about them.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want to be a A student you have the opportunity to do it here because excellence is rewarded.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say stay on top of your classes and utilize the writing center because it can be very helpful to have someone proof read a essay before you turn it in.

    In three sentences

    Lehman is a good school, the teachers are knowledgeable about the subjects that they are teaching and they are willing to help students who are having difficulty in different areas of study. The Lehman college community is diverse so you will be interacting with a lot of interesting people and learning about new cultures.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lehman College has a great security staff. They are always patrolling different parts of the school. The security staff at Lehman can communicate easily with each other and are made available at a moments notice.

    Greek Life

    I am not Greek, but I am sure that it would be a blast!

    Clubs and Activities

    Lehman College has a wide variety of clubs and organizations that a student can join. Please make sure you visit the student activities center for more information.

    Great for these types of students

    Being that I am an ADP (Adult Degree Program) student, I would highly recommend Lehman College to any adult who has been out of school for a while and is planning on returning. Lehman is on your side when it comes to customizing a school schedule that helps one continue to meet the responsibilities associated with with family and work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lehman College is very close to the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. While on campus, a Lehman College student can take part in sports, arts, clubs, and theatre.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of a college credit at Lehman College for an undergraduate and matriculated New York resident is $230. My tuition cost for the fall of 2012 is $2,904.

    What to do for fun

    Personally for me, fun means watching plays and movies at the Lovinger Theatre, as well meeting new people and making friends. I also thoroughly enjoy physical fitness and using the gyms located in the Apex Building.

    Food and Dining

    In regards to food and dining, Lehman College has two coffee shops and one main lunchroom. The main lunchroom located adjacent to the basement of the Lovinger Theatre serves full meals, such as burritos, salads, chinese food, pastas. In addition, you can get some great Spanish food in the neighborhood.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, I do not know too much about dorm life at Lehman College. As an Adult Degree Program student, I have my own apartment in New York City. From what I understand, most students share living spaces with their families and/or roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    Lehman College is as academically challenging as any other school. A student that does his/her reading, completes assignments and attends class will get a great and well-respected education. After all, a lot of successful people have originated from the Bronx i.e. Edgar Allan Poe, Margaret Bourke-White, Ralph Lauren, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and many others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should simply visit the Lehman College campus. One would never think to expect how much Lehman College has to offer in terms of academics and extracurricular activities. Hopefully, I will travel to Greece next summer and be a part of an archeology course as an exchange student in July 2013.

    In three sentences

    Lehman College peaked my interest with its fully-equipped and recently constructed state-of-art multimedia center. Additionally, there are two gymnasiums along with an indoor swimming pool which is open year round. Lehman College is definitely the school for me!

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 15 of 40

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    School in itself is fun. I am a non-traditional student and therefore find fun in organizations, completing assignments and so on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive - find out textbooks so you can loan them from the library. Talk to your professors throughout the semesters about grades.

    In three sentences

    Lehman College has small classrooms and personable professors. This gives it a homely feeling. The favorite part about being at Lehman College is being able to talk to your professors.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    16 of 40

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    In the Apex building, you can either watch a game or participate in them.

    Food and Dining

    The food service is good. The food is being cooked or served in front of the customers.

    In three sentences

    It's a very diverse school. Many of the staff are willing to help. The campus is always clean.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 40

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun students play sports or go out to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    There are great places to eat. There's a diner and restaurants not too far away.

    Dorm Life

    Lehman College students are friendly and come from many different backgrounds. Making friends is such an easy task, everyone is nice and friendly. Dorm life is filled with fun experiences.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent school, with many tutor options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early. Don't wait for the last minute!

    In three sentences

    CUNY Lehman College is a five stars school. The campus is large and beautiful. If your a parent/student you will enjoy the daycare facility inside the campus.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is great and very helpful when you get lost or unsure of where your suppose to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a variety of clubs you can join.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is low cost compared to other schools.

    Food and Dining

    The campus cafeteria have variety of food selections. However, if your into salads get ready to wait on a long line.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the campus dorms but my friends have said that its not bad but great for its parties.

    Academic Rigor

    Get to know your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get answers as soon as you have them. Don't wait, you'll regret it. Also, join clubs and form study groups.

    In three sentences

    When you enter Lehman it feels as though you have left the city. If you live in the city but don't want to leave it this school is perfect for its campus atmosphere. Lehman College is great school, for a great education.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 40

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Theres so much to do! Theres always some kind of activity in the middle of campus informing students of the things available. The botanical garden is near. The yankee stadium.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty appetizing. The prices for a meal are not too pricey but individual snacks are.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the teacher and class. Most teachers are pretty easy going and will try to help the student out with the office hours given.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although one may have difficulty time managing since college is such a different world from high-school, not PROCRASTINATING is the best tip. Getting your homework done the same night given is a major stress-reliever.

    In three sentences

    Lehman has wonderful encouraging staff member and mentors. If you get involved in campus clubs or organizations, you will meet people who help open doors for you; making the college experience a tad easier.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    People think because it's in the Bronx it's unsafe, and there are incidents of theft on occasion, but as long as you stick to the campus and Bedford Park Boulevard, it's actually pretty safe. It's a commuter school in nyc so drug and alcohol use rarely happens on campus, and there is no violence to speak of. It might be safer than your bigger more illustrious campuses honestly.

    Greek Life

    There are two fraternities and maybe one sorority? If you want a serious Greek Life go elsewhere, this one is in a very premature stage.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very little campus life, but there are a bunch of clubs for just about any interest. If not, you can always start one with relative ease.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students. The entire college is almost tailored to the needs of a non-traditional student. If you're working, if you have a kid and can't be full-time, if you have no money but want an education, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lehman has a pretty swanky performing arts center, which is cool because some serious performances happen there. There's also a nice open quad, which is normal for most schools, but unheard of for an nyc campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes the staff and student body are wholly unspectacular, and yes there's almost no campus life (this being a commuter school, after all) but there are a few gems in the staff, and students, and of course you're living in the greatest city in the world. If you're looking for the real college experience, don't go to ANY CUNY. If you're looking for affordability and a decent education though, Lehman fits the bill.

    What to do for fun

    Well, you are half an hour from Manhattan, that's the bonus. Chances are you already live in the city if you're going to this school, but if not then there's no better place to come than CUNY for the nightlife/value combination.

    Food and Dining

    Food is decent, but there's no meal plan and it's a little more expensive since everything is a la carte. They are improving in that respect, but if you have the time you're still better off going down Bedford to a diner or pizzeria.

    Dorm Life

    There is one brownstone that fits maybe 20 students. It's close to school, but that's about it for this place. A bit overpriced, a lot of loud housemates, and you're living in the Bronx. It's a commuter school, it's not made for dorming.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a commuter school with a high number of non-traditional students. It's perfect for that because the majority of the staff have lowered their standards, but if you're a full time student then it's a mediocre challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the really ambitious students, look into the Macaulay Honors College. It's a scholarship program at the CUNY's (any of them, including Lehman) and you'll get better professors, classes, and students to work with. As well as a full scholarship, laptop, money, etc... worth it for sure.

    In three sentences

    Lehman is good value, and if you're looking for a nice campus in the city then you won't find a better one. However if you want a real college experience, are truly ambitious, and want to be challenged by your peers and professors, look elsewhere. Professors are, for the most part (there are a few awesome exceptions), decent though unspectacular, and students are (mostly) incredibly unmotivated.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus overall from what I have experienced is good when it comes to safety. Public safety is always around to keep things in check, and there are cameras in most of the bldgs.

    What to do for fun

    join activities, check out plays on campus, swimming, track, etc.

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus is very affordable, and also there are also food carts outside of campus that are even more affordable

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know I live off campus(much more affordable)

    Tips for prospective students

    1. When studying, always go to library, or computer labs 2. If you have a long break in between your schedule, if possible apply for federal work-study to fill in the gap of your schedule and have that extra money 3. If you want to know if your professor will be good/bad before you sign up for them visit ratemyprofessor.com to see comments of other students who have had them prior to signing up for a course.

    In three sentences

    Lehman is wonderful for its academics they a wide variety of majors to choose from, so you cant say I don't know what to do. Its part of the CUNY system which means that its inexpensive with its tuition The department are always willing to help you out as far as when it comes to work-study, because having that little bit of extra money in your pocket to pay for books,metrocards, or on-campus food(which is delicious) is very helpful.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    four stars

    Greek Life

    there are an assortment of chapters the mirror the various organizations

    Clubs and Activities

    four stars

    Great for these types of students

    applies to all students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that i know of

    Bang for the buck

    four stars

    What to do for fun

    sports, hobbies, and many clubs

    Food and Dining

    three stars

    Dorm Life

    three stars

    Academic Rigor

    rating of 4 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as much coursework relating to your prospective major in HS as possible. It will really really pay off

    In three sentences

    I find the school to be very supportive. It imparts a sense of welcome and inclusion. Above all, the student's success is the institution's success at Cuny Lehman College

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have very responsible security at Lehman,I have never felt safer.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is one of a kind.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs presented at this school ,everything for everyone so you will never feel left out,you will always feel included.For example the glee club,if you love singing and music this is for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Lehman is very diverse,i have always wanted to meet different type of people and this was the place for me.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the most wonderful places in Lehman is the music building is very beautiful,and so many gifted people.

    Bang for the buck

    One of my favorite things about LEHMAN College are the professors,they are very well educated and very helpful to their students.They will always go out of their way to help.

    What to do for fun

    I am always in the student life building located at the back entrace of the school,its for students who have alot of down time.They have many games like pool,they play movies,karaoke night,clubs etc.

    Food and Dining

    Lehman has a variety of lounges where you can buy different foods,from chinese to sushi just wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on a dorm,so i cannot comment on the dorms ,but by the way the campus is i have not doubt that the dorms are just as wonderful.

    Academic Rigor

    I have always had a problem with staying on task,but thanks to the free tutoring center,and the wonderful advising at Lehman college i finally understand how to balance my classes,and now i am happy with my 3.5 g.p.a and improving.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become familiar with all of the extra curriculum activities and benefits this school offers it will come in handy.

    In three sentences

    Lehman is a beautiful diverse college,this college provides most of the majors that student are looking for.The faculty is very helpful,and patient.The campus has everything from a work out center to free tutoring,its everything you could ever want and more.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 40

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun you can join an extracurricular activity like dance, basketball, baseball, or tennis. you may even show your school spirit by attending sporting events. If you like to workout for fun, the weight room there is fully functional to attending students.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is very good. The prices are reasonable as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Lehman curriculum isn't that rigorous due to the fact that it is mainly geared to liberal arts education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. It is very easy to fall off track due to the wide variety of extracurricular activities as well as the layout of the campus. many students, in my experience, have fallen into the cutting class phase because some rather hang out on campus rather than go to class. Don't fall into into that pattern.

    In three sentences

    Lehman College has a beautiful campus with a diverse race of students. Its location in the Bronx makes it east to find. They have a wide variety of sports and many extracurricular activities and club for you to join. Campus is quite quiet filled with studeents who are focused on their studies. Overall a great school.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    THE BEST FOOD, WITH A NEW CAFETERIA!

    Dorm Life

    no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Intense, if you don't stay focused you will lose track.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT BE LATE FOR CLASS, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER BUT NEVER LATE IS BETTER.

    In three sentences

    The funnest time you will have while getting a good education. Interacting with teachers as though they are your peers. HARD WORK PAYS OFF.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 40

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Good instructors. Lots of attention goes to relatively fewer students compared with other schools. Same idea to Career Service Center.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is very prevalent on campus, you always feel safe

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the winter, the tunnel is the best way to travel from one building to another.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty expensive, but eatable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meeting the school requirements is very important, never leave them out, or leave them to the last moment. Whenever you need help, always ask because Lehman has different departments just for that purpose.

    In three sentences

    Lehman College is a good college, it fits my personality very well because it is a small college. The professors are always there for their students and they are very reachable, by office hours and email. Lehman does anything to help their students succeed by offering tutoring in any subject and giving an intern to each student that enters.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Getting involve

    Bang for the buck

    Raising tuition not so fun, I say you get what you pay for

    What to do for fun

    Me personally I am really busy when, since it is my last year, but I recommend getting involve

    Food and Dining

    Good but expensive

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life, but the community is really welcoming

    Academic Rigor

    If you know what it is that you want to focus on, your studies should be easy

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming in to a huge campus like Lehman, I believe that you should try to involve yourselves, because you don't know who you might meet or who can help you out( when it comes to studies) in the future.

    In three sentences

    Overall,I will Lehman college a 3.5 out of 5 because they are very helpful when it comes to helping individuals when it comes to goal attainment. I feel that this school have very nice staff that know what they doing. I also believe that the Desire a 3.5 because I wish that campus did more this to involve the students in extra circular activities.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 40

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    the best to transfer from a community college

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have armed campus officers that patrol the campus. We also have emergency buttons at designated places around the campus. I have never witnessed any event out of the ordinary on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lehman has many clubs and organizations. Too many to list here. Notable ones are African Student Associations, Lehman Dream Team among many others

    Great for these types of students

    juggling other responsibilities, need a less rigid school environment, want an easy transition from high school to college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lehman is known for its tunnels. It is fun learning about the tunnels from your freshman to your senior year. It is also sensible to use them when its raining, snowing or just cold. The tunnels connect under the most used buildings and is a great way to get around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    You get the education you pay for.Lehman College is ranked among the nation's Top 100 colleges and universities for the number of minority students earning bachelor's or master's degrees in several different fields, including education, the health professions, accounting, social work, and computer science.

    What to do for fun

    For fun students hang out at the gym and play sports like badminton. You can also shoot pool at the Student campus building and participate in a variety of other fun sports and activities.

    Food and Dining

    You have a fair variety of food. Food however can be expensive for persons who have to pay their own way for college. Lehman does facilitate persons bringing their own lunch and heating in the lounge. Also, the space is very modern, newly renovated and comfortable.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is non-existent. There are no dorms on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Lehman College is a great school to build you up. If you are looking for a four year degree and want to juggle work, kids, and other responsibilities, this school is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your first semester seriously. College is not like high school. You have to keep on the ball otherwise you will lose your way and your grades will not reflect your potential/ability.

    In three sentences

    Lehman College has an small classrooms, intimate settings. It is ideal for students who learn best by having frequent discussions.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    THE CAMPUS IS SAFE

    Clubs and Activities

    DON'T HAVE TIME DON'T JOIN

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NONE I KNOW OF

    What to do for fun

    READ

    Food and Dining

    ITS OK

    Dorm Life

    NO DORM

    Tips for prospective students

    BACK UP ALL PAPER WORK AND GET NAMES.

    In three sentences

    IT IS COOL. IT IS FUN. IT IS CHEAP.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The foods served at the cafeteria are delicious. There are also many restaurants located around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Lehman College.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are well educated and you learn a lot from their lectures.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read the textbooks, go to class and study well if you want a good grade.

    In three sentences

    The class sizes are small so you are able to communicate and participate in a small social environment. The professors are very well educated. The college is also smoke free.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 40

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities to join clubs and participate in sports and other activities.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very limited on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although CUNY schools are often underestimated you are getting a great education at a much lower price.

    In three sentences

    There are support systems throughout the campus and there is a very comfortable atmosphere for the students. It has a beautiful campus and many useful facilities. The faculty is very caring as well and is passionate in their teaching.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to do everything yourself.

    In three sentences

    Not a very helpful school. Most credits aren't transferable, many classes are useless (i.e just for the money). Advisement is terrible.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on Lehman campus. I don't ever hear about reports of theft or any harm done towards any student.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available on campus. To name a few there is Nutrition Club, Get Fit Stay Fit, Dance, and theatre clubs. They are very easy to join and participate in. There are many activities that students can participate in a very unique one that I participated in was we crocheted tea cozies for the elderly and gave them to a local nursing home. It was fun you could teach people about the skill of crocheting and help other people feel good. If a student is passionate about something they are given free reign to execute it.

    Great for these types of students

    Lehman College is great for self starter students. You need to be very independent and don't expect too much help from the staff at Lehman. Students have to have the ability to make their own decisions.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus just built and opened in Spring 2013 the new Science Hall building. It is a research facility dedicated to fill the need for American students to advance in science, technology and math. Lectures and labs also take place there. Other locations that are interesting on campus is the APEX gym and the 3 cafeterias on campus that provide a variety of food and also Starbucks at a discounted price. The Apex gym location was also used to house many of the Hurricane Sandy victims. They sheltered those that were unfortunate until they were able to get back on their feet.

    Bang for the buck

    I can honestly say that is one of the main reasons people attend Lehman College aside from their great programs. I feel confident that I am learning all the skills that I need to become successful in my field despite the low tuition rates. I feel as if I will be just as competitive with a student that attended a more expensive school that studied the same program.

    What to do for fun

    You have to join clubs and participate in events in order to have fun at Lehman. If not you will become drained by your course work. I have participated in the weight loss and nutrition challenges. I frequent the well equipped APEX gym on a regular basis. It has a swimming pool, cardio/weightlifting room, and indoor track, basketball courts etc.. I found a lot of other people there with common interests.

    Food and Dining

    They have a variety of choices available from fresh salads, Chinese takeout, NY style pizza, and sushi.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a dietetics major and most people attend Lehman for their Health Science programs which are intense. Be prepared to take 3 science courses with 3 labs in just one semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study a lot. Make friends by joining clubs and participating in events otherwise it will be difficult. Always visit the professor during office hours if you have a question and to build a relationship. Be sure to utilize the tutoring labs, they are sometimes more helpful than a professor.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The professors are well educated. The events and clubs are vast.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe. There is a trust on campus where not too much negativity takes place.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs as well as activities that one receives in their Lehman email given to them when they commence at Lehman.

    Great for these types of students

    We have the Apex which is a great gym to burn off some steam, stay fit, and relax your mind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The library is full when its registration time as well as midterms week and final weeks. Lots of free food events too. Enjoy.

    Bang for the buck

    Lehman can be a great experience if one takes advantage of all the resources and activities that take place. One can have fun and still have a successful educational experience. It is just a matter of balancing your time.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Apex gym and work out or play basketball. There is also tennis courts and other sports activities. Work on campus, again meeting people can make your experience at Lehman more enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, the prices are slightly reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home, literally two blocks away from Lehman. There is nothing better than heading home to study, eat, and relax in your home in between classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Certain classes can be tough. Using your time wisely to study is key to a successful academic semester. It is easy to slip and not do so great if one does not take the time daily to go over his or her notes for at least 20 to 30 minutes. For the most part professors are pretty fair and reasonable with their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips for future students at Lehman is to be on top of what classes to take, and which ones are needed for which semester. It can be frustrating if one does not stay on top of that. Do see academic advisors as well as the advisor of your major when you have chosen it. Do participate in social events at Lehman, you will meet more people and get the most out of your experience. Also Lehman has a tutor center, if you believe that a class will be difficult from the first day you walk in, the next step that day would be to sign up at the tutor center for that class.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school with a beautiful campus with many great professors that take their time to help students comprehend the material within their course. There are many social programs and clubs. The environment is a mixture of busy and calm.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 40

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Clubs and various fundraisers.

    Food and Dining

    One word : Expensive. Though I like the diversity.

    Academic Rigor

    The work sometimes isn't as challenging as the professors. But I write that with a grateful heart. Achieving an A is more than possible, but not without some serious dedication, determination and hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of every opportunity, extend yourself- try hard the first time than having regrets later. Trust me, by the time you put your pen down it's graduation, so make the very best of it.

    In three sentences

    A prudent and becoming school, offers good courses, clubs and extracurricular activities -. Professors want the most for the students, with some ruling with an iron fist and less lenient than others. Information services can be a pain sometimes, but its understandable.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is large but you do not have to be on edge constantly worrying about your safety. I took classes at night and never ran off campus in fear. There are campus safety posted at different entrances at all times. While at the same time there are some walking around the grounds. It is a calm atmosphere on the campus at all time. Also friendly and inviting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is located right in the BRONX off of several transit lines. As the matter of fact the school is side by side to one of the transit depots.

    What to do for fun

    The school offers sports and extra-curricular activities. I must say they are always having things going on, on the campus. Such as proformances and things of that nature.

    Food and Dining

    One thing for sure about Lehman they have the best Cafeteria. I must say they offer variety of food. The dining facility is a nice size location and warm at that. The bonus while eating you are also able to sign on to the web because of the wifi. You have an option of authentic chinese food, a personalized salad bar, pizza station and little nick nacks like chips, candy, hand snacks and drinks just to name a few things. You would be very happy with the food quality and selection. It will not disappoint you. One thing for sure from the time the doors open to the dinning hall to when it closes you will see plenty of students as well as facilty breaking bread from the campus food.

    Dorm Life

    Well as for Dorm Life I can not reflect on that because I live at home so I am cluless to this just to keep it real.

    Academic Rigor

    The work giving by professors are not giving to cause you to struggle but for you to have an understanding. Some professors gives assignments every night while others might give a assignment for the week or a few for the week. While on the other hand you will find professors who does not give homework at all. Don't think that you get off that easy. Even though you might not get homework or intense home assignments. You will be required to pay intense attention in class and take excellent notes so you can have to study for when exams come. Deadlines are important and one thing that professors try their best not to waiver with.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing for sure if you desire to attend this college be sure to be willing to walk around a large campus needing to get to the other buildings. 95% of the buildings do not connect so that means you have to walk outside. There is plenty of enough space to sit around and be comfortable while waiting for the next class to start. This school offers plenty of workshops and assistance for subjects you might be struggling in. Take advantage of the opportunity that is provided to you. The class schedules are extremly flexible for all types of students as well as those that desires to do schooling online. For parents that have small tiny tots and are need for some where for you children to go the school also provides child care for the students.

    In three sentences

    A school of pride and excellence. It is an awesome college that I have desired to attend for years and that day came true and will not regret it. Not ashamed to telll someone to come to this college because they will not be disappointed.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at Lehman. There is always campus security and police around all over campus.

    What to do for fun

    there are extracurricular activities available at Lehman for many different fields of study and many different types of potential interests for students.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food choices in the school and also in the area. There is a very diverse choice of foods available in or very close to Lehman.

    Dorm Life

    Well, personally I commute to Lehman so I do not experience the dorm life. However, regarding the campus, there is much to be appreciated. There is a big space in the campus, and what I have noticed about Lehman is that instead of building up and making their buildings bigger they build out and lately they have been making new buildings on the campus. Everything in the Lehman college campus is situated in the same area and parking spots are available at the student parking lot which is also very comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors have proven to be incredibly intelligent and very caring for their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend for prospective students to always stay focused and concentrated on their school work. If they need guidance on what coursework they should take or just guidance in general with any classes they need to take, there are always advisers available in a wide range of fields of expertise.

    In three sentences

    Lehman College is a very outstanding school, which has kept me satisfied for the three years that I have currently attended. Most of the professors are compassionate and care about student needs and certain difficulties that some students may have. I am very happy that I chose to attend Lehman college because the education that I am receiving in this school is very good.

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 40

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    No info

    Clubs and Activities

    Not prominent

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, interested in education, patient, knowledgable

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Underground passages

    Bang for the buck

    Good but not worth all that money

    What to do for fun

    Activities, clubs, apex, library

    Food and Dining

    The food is mediocre

    Dorm Life

    No dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Mediocre

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your info

    In three sentences

    Lehman college is very good but not great. The staff can be very helpful of very useless.