Lehman College is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York, USA. 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. It is a public, comprehensive, coeducational liberal arts college with more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and specializations.
Located near the Jerome Park Reservoir at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West (250 West 200th Street). Lehman has a 37-acre (15 hectare) campus with a combination of Collegiate Gothic and modern architecture. The campus was the main national training ground for women in the military during World War II and was the interim headquarters for the newly formed United Nations for six months in 1946. In the mid 1990's, a new postmodern-style gymnasium was opened, standing in contrast to the Gothic revival buildings that define the campus. The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is a professional theater.