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The City University of New York Lehman College

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BrightSocial Work
I'm an older student, and I think Lehman is a great college.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: B+
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I feel that attending
I feel that attending college made me better able to see all sides of a situation. I have an analitical mind so college simply guided this gift. I am more open minded than someone did not attend college, learn quicker and much happier in my life.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I graduated in May, 1972 and stayed onBrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
I graduated in May, 1972 and stayed on at Lehman for graduate courses. Any description of my experiences is, by now, irrelevant, since it would seem that Lehman no longer offers

a Master's degree in History.
I loved the school when I entered as a Freshman in 1968. However, in my Junior year, New York City began its Open Admissions program. CUNY was forced to accept many below-par students, regardless of academic average.

Having so many students requiring college-level remedial
courses, ruined the academic environment. The standard
was so lowered, that it has apparently never really recovered.
At the time of Open Admissions, Lehman College, formerly
Hunter Uptown, was a rather small campus. The onslaught
of students in Open Admissions was a disaster. Faculty
members, who had slaved over doctoral dissertations and
publications began retiring. The complaint was that there
could no longer be college-level discussion because students
would interrupt a person in mid-sentence because he or she
could not understand college-level vocabulary.
In 1972, the Herbert H. Lehman degree was of no particular
advantage in the job market. I wound up with jobs that one
could get out of high school.
Thank you, New York City, and Mayor Lindsay for ruining a wonderful free university system. It was paid for by tax

dollars of thousands of working people, many of them
veterans of World War II. I'm sorry for this negativity,
but the bad reputation of this school has followed me
throughout a lifetime.

4th Year Female -- Class 1972
Campus Aesthetics: A-, Education Quality: C-
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