Tuition & Fees

$52,930

$52,930

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
57%
500-599
14%
700-800
48%
600-699
43%
500-599
9%
30-36
66%
24-29
31%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

male

45%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Very Selective

25%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,489
Declined + 10,382
Total Received 13,871
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Private (nonprofit)

5,075

undergraduate students

1,942

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 2365
ACT 3612

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Fun Facts

  • Alright, sports fans. Pick a side: Lehigh University or Lafayette?!? These two schools have been fierce rivals since 1884!
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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 7,017
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)

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Bethlehem, PA

2,355-acre campus in Bethlehem (population: 75,293), 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.

Lehigh University
27 Memorial Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 38% of male students
 
11 sororities 45% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
63%
Top 1/4
89%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
29%
600-699
57%
500-599
14%
700-800
48%
600-699
43%
500-599
9%
30-36
66%
24-29
31%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

25%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,489
Declined + 10,382
Total Received 13,871

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Bruce Bunnick
Interim Vice Provost of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 610 758-3100
F: 610 758-4361
admissions@lehigh.edu

Financial Aid

97%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$46,861

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,480
Room $7,930
Board $5,670
Additional fees $450
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $67,530
Average Financial Aid - $46,861
Total with Avg. Aid $20,669

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,914,334
State $1,336,793
Institutional $71,974,178
Other external $140,875
Total $77,366,180

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $3,688,770
Other external $3,905,015
Total $7,593,785
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 15

Business/Farm Supplement
February 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Financial Aid Office

P: 610 758-3181
F: 610 758-6211
infao@lehigh.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jennifer Mertz
Director of Financial Aid
jlm207@lehigh.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Crew, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Road Racing, Rugby, Running, Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cycling, Dance, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Road Racing, Rugby, Running, Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Kickball, Soccer, Softball, Turkey Trot, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Joe Sterrett (men's)
Dean Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Patriot League (Division I, FCS), Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association
Mascot
Clutch the Mountain Hawk
School colors
brown and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Africana Studies
American Studies
Analytical Finance
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Sciences
Architecture
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biological Chemical Engineering
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Information Systems
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Energy Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classical Civilization
Classics
Cognitive Science
Comparative/International Education
Computational/Engineering Mechanics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Business
Computer Science/Engineering
Corporate Entrepreneurship
Counseling Psychology
Counseling/Human Services
Design
Earth/Environmental Science
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Energy Systems Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Policy Design
Environmental Studies
Finance
French
German
Global Studies
Globalization/Educational Change
Health Care Systems Engineering
Health/Medicine/Society
History
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Instructional Technology
Integrated Business/Engineering
Integrative Biology
Interdisciplinary Arts
Interdisciplinary Engineering
International Business
International Counseling
International Relations
International Relations/Economics
Japanese
Journalism
Journalism/Science Writing
Latin American/Latino Studies
Management
Management Science/Engineering
Marketing
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Composition
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Philosophy
Photonics
Physics
Political Science
Polymer Science/Engineering
Pre-Dental Science
Pre-Medical Sciences
Pre-Optometry
Project Management
Psychology
Religion Studies
School Counseling
School Psychology
Science/Technology/Society
Secondary Education
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Structural Engineering
Supply Chain Management
Teaching/Learning
Teaching/Learning/Technology
Technical Entrepreneurship
Theatre
Wireless/Networking Engineering
Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry

7,017

total students

27%

in-state

73%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

5,075
students

Female
45%
2,300

Male
55%
2,775

28%

1,942
students

Female
45%
871

Male
55%
1,071

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

5,013
students

Female
46%
2,275

Male
54%
2,738

2%

62
students

Female
41%
25

Male
59%
37

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

17%

Transfer applicants accepted

31%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.20
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 62
Countries most often represented China
India
South Korea
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Morgan Volkart
Director, International Recruitment
610 758-6602
mbv2@lehigh.edu

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