Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$57,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
63%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
56%
600-699
36%
500-599
8%
30-36
72%
24-29
27%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,023
Declined 10,626
Total Received 15,649
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Private

5,178

undergraduate students

1,775

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Lehigh University, founded in 1865, is a private university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, and Engineering and Applied Science. Its 2,355-acre campus is located in Bethlehem, 60 miles from Philadelphia.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,953
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

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2,355-acre campus in Bethlehem (population: 75,707), 50 miles from Philadelphia. Served by bus; air serves Newark, NJ (73 miles); smaller airport serves Lehigh Valley (six miles); train serves Philadelphia. School operates transportation to locations around campus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Lehigh Valley International

Lehigh University
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem
18015

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Cheese Club
  • Outing Club
  • South Asian Students Association
  • F1RSt
  • Marching 97

Top Events

  • DanceFest
  • Fall Club Expo
  • Holi

Fun Facts

  • Alright, sports fans. Pick a side: Lehigh University or Lafayette?!? These two schools have been fierce rivals since 1884!
  • Ever have a dream where you're flying down the street while still in your bed? At Lehigh University, that dream is spectacularly realized, with their annual Bed Races! Teams of five (four pushers and a rider) send a decorated dorm bed "car" careening down Library Drive!
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • self defense training

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
58%
Top 1/4
85%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
63%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
56%
600-699
36%
500-599
8%
30-36
72%
24-29
27%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,023
Declined 10,626
Total Received 15,649

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
interview
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 69
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $56,980
Room & board $14,740
Additional fees $470
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,065
Total $74,255
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports Men

Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Skiing (downhill)

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Skiing (downhill)

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Cognitive Science
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Financial Mathematics
French Language and Literature
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
German Language and Literature
History, General
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Biology
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Optometry Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Structural Engineering
Technical and Scientific Communication
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

6,953

total students

27%

in-state

73%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

5,178
students

Female
46%
2,399

Male
54%
2,779

26%

1,775
students

Female
45%
801

Male
55%
974

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,107
students

Female
47%
2,368

Male
53%
2,739

2%

71
students

Female
44%
31

Male
56%
40

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 80%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

29

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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