Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$55,260

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
693
25th
610
75th
740
25th
650
75th
34
25th
29
75th
32
25th
27
75th
33
25th
29
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,138
Declined 6,251
Total Received 12,389
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Private

5,432

undergraduate students

2,013

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 7,445
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Lehigh University
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA
18015

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
58%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
693
25th
610
75th
740
25th
650
75th
34
25th
29
75th
32
25th
27
75th
33
25th
29

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Recommended ACT only Recommended SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,138
Declined 6,251
Total Received 12,389

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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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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Financial Aid

52%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$43,288

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,790
Room $8,660
Board $6,080
Additional fees $470
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $71,000
Average Financial Aid - $43,288
Total with Avg. Aid $27,712

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,589,442
State $1,360,144
Institutional $79,037,005
Other external $120,362
Total $85,106,953

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $3,746,612
Other external $4,332,946
Total $8,079,558

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Patriot League (Division I, FCS), Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
African Studies. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes yes
Ancient Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes yes
Architectural History and Criticism, General. yes
Architecture. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Astronomy. yes
Astrophysics. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business Statistics. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Cognitive Science, General. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes
Engineering, Other. yes yes yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes yes
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General. yes
Evolutionary Biology. yes yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Information Science/Studies. yes yes
Information Technology. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
International and Comparative Education. yes yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Journalism. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes yes
Management Information Systems and Services, Other. yes
Management Science. yes yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Molecular Biology. yes yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Polymer/Plastics Engineering. yes yes
Pre-Dentistry Studies. yes
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. yes
Project Management. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Health, Other. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
School Psychology. yes yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Statistics, General. yes yes
Structural Engineering. yes yes
Technical and Scientific Communication. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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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-optometry

7,445

total students

25%

in-state

75%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

5,432
students

Female
46%
2,506

Male
54%
2,926

27%

2,013
students

Female
46%
934

Male
54%
1,079

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

5,122
students

Female
46%
2,375

Male
54%
2,747

6%

310
students

Female
42%
131

Male
58%
179

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 70
Countries most often represented China
India
Mexico
South Korea
Thailand
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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