Originally founded in 1931 as the Bronx campus of Hunter College, Lehman College was reconstituted in 1968 as an independent college within the City University of New York system. The school features more than 90 degrees within the liberal arts and graduate programs.
During World War II, Lehman College's campus was used by the United States Navy to train women volunteers for military programs. Shortly after the war, the United Nations held its first Security Council sessions on-campus in 1946.
Currently there are about 10,000 full-time and part-time students in attendance at the college. Students living in university housing or off campus housing at Lehman College are also privy to the Macaulay Honors College, which provides students with extensive benefits such as full tuition, a yearly stipend of $3,000, a laptop computer, and an opportunities fund that may be used for internships or research.
As a part of the Bronx borough of New York City, student living includes rapid access to the whole of CUNY's Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island campuses, as well as the city's multitudinous cultural, educational, and social institutions. Immediate landmarks within the Bronx included the world-famous Yankee Stadium and Arthur Avenue, the Bronx's "Little Italy."
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