Lehman College

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Lehman College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York. Founded in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College, the school became an independent college within the City University in 1968. The college is named after Herbert Lehman, a former New York governor, United States senator, and philanthropist.

Located along the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bedford Park-Kingsbridge neighborhoods of the northwestern portion of the Bronx, Lehman is located on a 37 acre (150,000 m²) campus with a combination of Collegiate Gothic and modern architecture. The campus was the main national training grounds for women in the military during World War II and was, for six months in 1946, the interim headquarters for the newly-formed United Nations.

Lehman has an enrollment of 9,074 students including 7,228 undergraduates and 1,846 graduate students (as of 1999).

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